In a tight game against Louisiana Tech at home, Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas made his presence known on the defensive end.
The senior, who leads the Orange in scoring, rebounding and blocks, was the catalyst of a key second-half sequence in the Carrier Dome.
With Syracuse up 39-33 and 16:28 remaining, Louisiana Tech's Erik McCree grabbed a rebound and tried to lead a fast break. But Christmas was waiting on the other end, and sent McCree's floater attempt sailing the other way down the court.
The Orange are looking to snap a two-game losing streak and entered Sunday 5-3 on the season, while Louisiana Tech entered at 7-2.