Syracuse vs Tennessee
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NCAA Tournament, Baton Rouge, LA  
March 13, 1977  
Syracuse
93
Pos Player Min FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA Reb Asst TO Stl Blk Fls Pts
G
Jimmy Williams
-
7
13
-
-
2
2
1
7
-
-
-
5
16
G
Larry Kelley
-
9
15
-
-
4
4
2
3
-
-
-
-
22
C
Roosevelt Bouie
-
3
8
-
-
2
2
4
0
-
-
-
5
8
F
Dale Shackleford
-
3
4
-
-
1
5
9
4
-
-
-
-
7
F
Marty Byrnes
-
4
9
-
-
7
7
11
1
-
-
-
-
15
-
Louis Orr
-
2
6
-
-
2
4
9
3
-
-
-
5
6
-
Ross Kindel
-
5
9
-
-
2
3
2
3
-
-
-
-
12
-
Bill Drew
-
2
4
-
-
3
4
2
2
-
-
-
-
7
-
Bob Parker
-
0
1
-
-
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
Syracuse Total
200
35
69
-
-

23

31
42
23
-
-
-
23
93
Tennessee
88
Pos Player Min FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA Reb Asst TO Stl Blk Fls Pts
G
Darden
-
3
8
-
-
0
0
1
12
-
-
-
-
16
G
Mike Jackson
-
6
13
-
-
0
0
3
5
-
-
-
5
12
C
Reggie Johnson
-
6
12
-
-
5
5
10
0
-
-
-
-
17
F
Ernie Grunfeld
-
10
16
-
-
4
11
12
4
-
-
-
5
26
F
Bernard King
-
8
19
-
-
7
8
12
2
-
-
-
5
23
-
Crosby
-
0
4
-
-
0
0
3
4
-
-
-
-
0
-
Bertelcamp
-
2
3
-
-
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
4
-
Threeths
-
0
0
-
-
6
0
2
0
-
-
-
-
0
 
Tennessee Total
200
35
75
-
-
16
24
44
27
-
-
-
27
88
Attendence 5,964

Comments:

The #10 ranked Syracuse Orangemen would face the #7 ranked SEC champion Tennessee Volunteers in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Tennesse had its fabled Bernie 'N Ernie Show (Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King), while Syracuse brought its freshman Bouie 'N Louie show.

Syracuse would take the early lead, but Tennessee would pull out to a 26-16 lead. Syracuse stayed in the game due to outstanding first half play by Jimmy Williams, and the Volunteers would lead at the half 38-35.

The game was tightly officiated, and both teams picked up a lot of fouls on crucial players. Syracuse's Roosevelt Bouie would have the worst game of his freshman season, and would play only 25 minutes before fouling out. SU's Williams would foul out with 12 1/2 minutes left in the game, taking his 16 points and 7 assists with him. Louis Orr would foul out before regulation ended.

The Volunteer's Berard King would foul out with 90 seconds left int he game, and sharpshooting guard Mike Jackson would foul out in regulation. Grunfeld would foul out with less than a minute left in overtime.

Syracuse held a 4 point lead 78-74 with about 1:20 left in regulation. A series of Orangemen miscuses allowed the Volunteers to get back into the game. Dale Shackleford would miss a free throw and get called for an inbounds violation; Larry Kelley would get called for a five second violation bringing the ball up court. Syracuse still led by 2 with 24 seconds to go when Tennessee's Reggie Johnson was fouled. The freshman center would make both of his free throws tying the game at 78-78. The Orangemen had a chance to win in regulation, but Kelley missed the 25 foot jumper as time expired.

The Orangemen would dominate overtime as their reserve players outperformed the Volunteers' reserves. The Orangemen outscored the Vols 15-10 in overtime; Bill Drew had five points in overtime, and Larry Kelley had inspired play in the extra period.

The Orangemen would win 93-88, and advance to play Charlotte in the next round of the NCAA tournament.

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