Tyus Battle scored 25 points, Frank Howard and Paschal Chukwu scored career highs in points with 18 and 12, respectively, and Syracuse defeated Oakland 74-50 on Monday.
Chukwu added 11 rebounds and eight blocks and Syracuse (4-0) scored 23 points off of 19 Oakland turnovers and held the Golden Grizzlies (2-2) to 31 percent shooting from the field, including 6 of 22 from beyond the arc.
Oshae Brissett had 11 points and nine rebounds and Marek Dolezaj had eight boards for the Orange.
Martez Walker scored 14 for Oakland while Kendrick Nunn, the Golden Grizzlies' leading scorer at 28 points a game, was held to 12 points.
Syracuse led 51-41 with 9:24 to play and closed on a 23-9 run for the winning margin. Howard had 11 points in the run. >> Read more
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