No. 4 Syra­cuse rolls to win

Five play­ers score in dou­ble fig­ures as the Or­ange routs East­ern Michi­gan.

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS - CHUCK BUR­TON / AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

His team is un­beaten and ranked fourth in the na­tion and has won 48 straight non­con­fer­ence games and 26 straight at home in the friendly con­fines of the Car­rier Dome.

Just don’t tell Syra­cuse coach Jim Boe­heim his Or­ange is ready for the chal­lenges of the rugged Big East.

“We’re try­ing to get ready for con­fer­ence play,” Boe­heim said Mon­day night af­ter Syra­cuse beat East­ern Michi­gan 84-48 in a sloppy game. “We’ll have some tough games, more than enough to get you ready.

“To just as­sume we’re go­ing to win games is the most ar­ro­gant thing I have ever seen in my life,” Boe- heim said. “I don’t like ar­ro­gance and I don’t like ar­ro­gant peo­ple. To just think it’s go­ing to hap­pen, it doesn’t work that way.”

On this night it did for the Or­ange (6-0) de­spite 18 turnovers as Michael Carter-Wil­liams had 11 points and 11 as­sists to lead five play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures.

Carter-Wil­liams, who led the na­tion in as­sists at 9.2 per game last sea­son, had an er­ratic first half and fin­ished with six of Syra­cuse’s 18 turnovers against EMU’s 2-3 zone.

“We didn’t come out ready,” Carter-Wil­liams said. “I made some bad passes, some bad de­ci­sions, but that’s go­ing to hap­pen.”

Fresh­man Jerami Grant had a sea­son­high 11 points and two blocks, fresh­man Da­juan Cole­man had a sea­son­high 14 points, and Bran­don Triche fin­ished with 12 for Syra- cuse. James Southerland, who had a ca­reer-high 35 points and matched a school record with nine 3point­ers in Fri­day night’s win at Arkansas, fin­ished with four points, miss­ing all five shots he at­tempted from be­hind the arc, while C.J. Fair fin­ished with nine points on 3-of10 shoot­ing.

Ne­braska 63, South­ern Cal­i­for­nia 51: Ray Gal­le­gos made a ca­reer-hight six 3point­ers and fin­ished with 20 points to lead the host Corn­huskers (61) over the Tro­jans (3-4). Dy­lan Talley, who made three 3s, fin­ished with 14 points. J.T. Ter­rell scored 14 points to lead USC.

Texas-Ar­ling­ton 60, Texas-Pan Amer­i­can 51: Bran­don Ed­wards scored 17 points as the Mav­er­icks (4-2) topped the host Broncs. Bran­don Provost led all scor­ers with 18 points for Texas-Pan Amer­i­can.

McNeese State 73, Texas-Tyler 47: Don­tae Can­non and Jeremie Mitchell each scored 16 points to lead the host Cow­boys (3-3) over the Di­vi­sion III Pa­tri­ots (4-1).

Former Texas Longhorns star LaMar­cus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 re­bounds in Port­land’s come­back vic­tory over Char­lotte.

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