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Syracuse cruises past E. Michigan


February 19. 2013 8:27PM
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and 11 assists, freshman Jerami Grant had a season-high 11 points and two blocks, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Eastern Michigan 84-48 on Monday night.


Syracuse (6-0) has won 48 straight nonconference games and boosted its home winning streak to 26 games.


Eastern Michigan (5-2) and the Orange had met just twice before, the last time also an 84-48 Syracuse victory a year ago in the Carrier Dome. EMU coach Rob Murphy spent seven seasons as an assistant coach under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse before taking the job with the Eagles two years ago.


Carter-Williams, who led the nation in assists at 9.2 per game, had an erratic first half and finished with six of Syracuse's 18 turnovers. Eastern Michigan had 24 turnovers and was outscored 31-9 on the miscues.


Freshman Dajuan Coleman had a season-high 14 points and Brandon Triche finished with 12 for the Orange. James Southerland, who had a career-high 35 points and matched a school record with nine 3-pointers in Friday night's win at Arkansas, finished with four points.


Trevor Cooney, mired in an awful slump — he was 0 for 11 in the three previous games — missed his first five from beyond the arc against the Eagles before finally making one with 8:09 left. Still, he finished with a season-high 11 points.


Derek Thompson led Eastern Michigan with 18 points and Glenn Bryant had 16. Da'Shonte Riley, a 7-foot center who transferred from Syracuse to EMU after spending two seasons with the Orange, had a not-so-memorable homecoming in a game he was anticipating, finishing with three points on 1-of-8 shooting.



WOMEN Uconn 53, Maryland 48

HARTFORD, Conn. — Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points and Breanna Stewart added 13 to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a victory over No. 9 Maryland in the Jimmy V Classic.


Kelly Faris added eight points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Huskies (7-0). She helped hold Maryland All-America Alyssa Thomas to just six points.


Miami 68, Alcorn St. 53

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Suriya McGuire scored a career-high 13 points and Stefanie Yderstrom added 10 to help Miami rally and pull away.




Indiana, Duke still 1-2


Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. Look all the way to the bottom and you won't see Kentucky's name for the first time since John Calipari became coach of the Wildcats.


The Hoosiers (8-0) received 45 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel, two fewer than last week.


Duke (8-0) for the second straight week had the other first-place votes.


Kentucky (4-3) lost to Notre Dame and Baylor last week, the latter was a loss that snapped the Wildcats' 55-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation. Kentucky had been ranked in the last 61 polls, 11 of those weeks at No. 1.


Syracuse was fourth followed by Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Gonzaga.





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