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Syracuse 95 - St. John's 70: MCDubz In The Hizzouse

Look, when it comes to Michael Carter-Williams, I'm going to make MCDubz happen. You can either get on board or you can get out of the way. Kinda like how the St. John's Red Storm got out of the way of MCDubz and the Syracuse Orange on Saturday.

Fab Melo returned to the Syracuse lineup after a three-game absence and the sophomore center paid immediate dividends with a career-high 14 points, as the No. 2 Orange controlled the paint and rolled to a 95-70 victory over St. John's at Madison Square Garden.

Dion Waiters and C.J. Fair also scored 14 points for the Orange (23-1, 10-1 Big East), while Kris Joseph added 13. The comfortable victory gave Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim his 879th career win, tying him with the legendary Dean Smith for third on the all-time Division I list.

Of the many big stories on the day, perhaps none stands out as much as MCDubz' breakout game. In seventeen minutes of action, the freshman scored 13 points, dished three assists and sparked the offense as it pulled away late in the first half. Oh and he also did this...

Kudos to MCDubz' mom for signing the permission slip and allowed him on an overnight trip to NYC. He earned his ice cream today. As you imagine, the little guy is tuckered...


If you want to watch Kris Joseph's solid garbageman work, Christmas' alley-oop dunk and Dion's mega-slam that slammed the door on the game, you can do so here.

This game was just what the doctor ordered. A ton of points, Fab re-establishes himself, the team starts to re-gel and the Orange looked dominant. Just in time, too, as the Georgetown Hoyas come to town on Wednesday. Check out some more quotes and stats from SB Nation NY.