Welcome back, Rakeem Christmas.
Christmas bounced back from his worst two-game stretch of the season and scored 29 points against No. 12 Louisville and had eight rebounds and four blocks. It helped Syracuse get its first win of the season against a top 25 opponent, a 69-59 victory in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. Coming into the game, the Orange was 0-4 against ranked teams this season.
"I was just getting the ball in the post and getting to the basket," Christmas said. "We were wearing down their defense just getting to the basket and drawing a lot of fouls."