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Syracuse 72, Northeastern 49: Orange extend its winning streak to four games

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Tyus Battle only scored how many points?

NCAA Basketball: Northeastern at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

On the back of strong defense and rebounding, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team picked up its fourth straight victory against the Northeastern Huskies by a score of 72-59 on Tuesday night.

After a 15-minute delay due to a medical situation in the Carrier Dome, Syracuse raced off to a 9-2 start with easy buckets on threes and alley oops including this one from Frank Howard to Oshae Brissett:

Northeastern fought back into the game and the two teams traded baskets until the 10:51 mark when the game was grid-locked at a score of 21-17 in favor of the Orange. For almost five minutes, neither team scored. Northeastern ended the drought at the 6:09 mark, but Syracuse closed the half on a 14-4 run and the Orange led at half time 35-23.

Syracuse pulled away in the second half with an impressive showing from the trio of Oshae Brissett, Elijah Hughes and Jalen Carey. The Orange imposed its will on the offensive glass and held Northeastern’s shooters to just 21 percent from three on its way to the victory.

Final Stats

Oshae Brissett led the way for Syracuse with 21 points and 14 rebounds while Elijah Hughes put up 17 points of his own. Buddy Boeheim scored a season-high 11 points on 3-7 shooting from beyond the arc. Tyus Battle and Frank Howard combined for just 4 points on 1-12 shooting.

Other Notes and Stats

Paschal Chukwu threw down his first dunk of the season!

Syracuse assisted on 20 of its 26 made field goals which is the most in a single game for the Orange this season. SU’s previous high was 13.

Syracuse out-rebounded Northeastern 43-29 on the night. The Orange corralled 15 offensive rebounds.

Syracuse is undefeated at home this season (5-0).

Next Up

At 6-2, Syracuse will host Georgetown at the Carrier Dome this Saturday. That game tips at 3:30 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN.

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