White leads Syra­cuse in rout over Mon­mouth

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Andrew White scored 18 points, Tau­rean Thomp­son added 12 and Syra­cuse routed over­matched Mon­mouth 71-50 on Fri­day night.

The Orange (3-0) led 37-29 at the half. The Hawks (1-2) shot 21 per­cent from the field were 1 of 18 from 3-point range in the sec­ond half. For the game, the Hawks shot 31 per­cent and were 4 of 29 from on 3-point­ers.

Syra­cuse outscored Mon­mouth 34-21 in the sec­ond half.

Tyus Bat­tle added nine points, and Frank Howard had eight points and six as­sists for Syra­cuse. Tyler Ly­don had four blocks.

Justin Robinson led the Hawks with 11 points, and Collin Ste­wart had eight.

The matchup brought to­gether two teams that ended up on op­po­site sides of the NCAA Tour­na­ment bub­ble last sea­son. Syra­cuse made it in as a sur­pris­ing No. 10 seed and reached the Fi­nal Four. Mon­mouth recorded the most wins in pro­gram his­tory en route to a 28-8 record and the reg­u­lar-sea­son MAAC cham­pi­onship, but was de­nied a tour­na­ment bid.

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