SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Tyus Battle scored 21 points, Geno Thorpe added 13 and Syracuse went on a 29-6 halftime-spanning run to overpower Texas Southern 80-67 on Saturday night.
Frank Howard had 12 points and eight assists, Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj had career highs with 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Syracuse (3-0). Oshae Brissett, who made just 2 of 12 from the field, had 10 rebounds for the Orange.
Donte Clark led the Tigers (0-4) with 20 points. Robert Lewis scored 13, Trayvon Reed had 12 points, Kevin Scott added 11 and Derrick Bruce 10.
Lewis tied the game at 24-all on a floater, but the Orange outscored the Tigers 14-6 to close the half with a 38-30 lead, then scored the first 15 second-half points and led by double figures thereon. Battle, who had 23 second-half points against Cornell in the season opener, had 16 after the break on Saturday. >> Read more