Originally created 02/08/00

Seton Hall ends Syracuse's 19-game streak



SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Fourth-ranked Syracuse finally met its match.

Darius Lane hit a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left Monday night to lift Seton Hall to a 69-67 victory over the previously unbeaten Orangemen, whose season-opening win streak ended at 19 games.

Despite hitting just 2-of-13 3-pointers, shooting 37.3 percent and getting only seven points combined from starters Damone Brown, Ryan Blackwell and Tony Bland, Syracuse (19-1, 9-1 Big East) hung in until the end.

With the Carrier Dome crowd reaching deafening levels, Blackwell scored his only points of the game with 1:07 left, hitting two free throws to put Syracuse ahead for the last time, 67-66.

Lane, who finished with 20 points, won it with a long 3 from the left side, and the Pirates survived a 3-point try by Preston Shumpert and close-in shots by Blackwell and Etan Thomas in the final 10 seconds.

Shaheen Holloway had 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for Seton Hall. Rimas Kaukenas had 16 points and former Richmond Academy standout Ty Shine 10 for the Pirates (16-4, 8-2).

Jason Hart led Syracuse with 14 points but had no assists, Thomas had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Shumpert had 12 points and DeShaun Williams 11.

The game was rescheduled from Jan. 22 because of a dormitory fire at Seton Hall that killed three students.