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Georgetown-Syracuse December game to honor Pearl Washington

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse will honor the late Dwayne ''Pearl'' Washington when the Orange resumes its basketball rivalry with Georgetown at the Carrier Dome in December.

The tribute to Pearl will include a ''31'' logo affixed to one of the Jim Boeheim Court sidelines, at approximately the same distance from where Washington made his memorable half-court shot to defeat Boston College on Jan. 21, 1984. A limited number of $31 seats also will be made available for purchase.

The former Big East rivals play Dec. 17. Syracuse holds a 49-42 advantage in the series, which dates to the 1929-30 season.

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Washington, a Brooklyn native who longtime Orange coach Jim Boeheim called the most important player in Syracuse history, died of cancer in April in New York City. He was 52.