SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Tyus Battle scored 22 points, including 10 in a row and 16 in the second half, and Paschal Chukwu had a career-high 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks to lead Syracuse to a 62-47 win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night.
Battle had just six points on 1-of-6 shooting, including 0-of-5 from 3-point range, in the first half, but heated up in the second, hitting 6-of-9 field-goal attempts and 3-of-4 3-pointers to lead the Orange (11-2). Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett had 11 points each.
Elijah Minnie led Eastern Michigan (8-4) with 13 points. James Thompson IV added 12.
The game was tied at 26-all when Howard and Battle went to work. After Chukwu hit two free throws, Howard scored the next five on a layup and 3-pointer and Battle scored the next 10 for the Orange, hitting back-to-back 3s, a layup and a jumper to give Syracuse a 43-36 lead with 11:30 to go. Eastern Michigan scored the next five but Syracuse closed the game on a 19-6 run, including six more from Battle. >> Read more
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