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No. 4 Syracuse routs Canisius

8:07 PM, Dec 15, 2012   |    comments
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Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) - James Southerland scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half as fourth-ranked Syracuse moved one step closer to achieving another major milestone for Jim Boeheim with Saturday's 85-61 win over Canisius at the Carrier Dome.

Brandon Triche added 19 points for the unbeaten Orange (9-0) and Michael Carter-Williams tallied 12 points and 14 assists in the victory, the 899th of Boeheim's career. The longtime head coach will attempt to join Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight as the only men to reach the 900-win mark when Syracuse hosts Detroit on Monday.

The Orange also extended their non-conference winning streak to 51 straight regular-season contests by shooting a torrid 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from 3- point range and 54.8 percent overall. Southerland made 9-of-14 attempts from the field and 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, with Triche making 2-of-3 tries from long distance as part of a 7-of-11 night.

Billy Baron and Isaac Sosa each netted 15 points for Canisius (6-2), which entered the Carrier Dome off to its best 7-game start since 1973-74 and riding a string of three consecutive wins.

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