No. 6 Syracuse buries Princeton
BY Associated Press
Thursday, November 22, 2012
11/22/12 at 6:44 AM
Last season, Dion Waiters sparkled off the bench for Syracuse, following in the footsteps of teammate Kris Joseph. Now, it is James Southerland's turn.
Southerland scored a career-high 22 points and had five steals, Michael Carter-Williams added 10 points and nine assists, and No. 6 Syracuse beat Princeton 73-53 on Wednesday night in Syracuse, N.Y.
Southerland, a deadly shooter from outside, went 3-of-3 from beyond the arc in the first half to help stake Syracuse to a double-digit lead early and was a thorn in the Tigers' side all night.
Syracuse (3-0) won its 24th straight game in the Carrier Dome and boosted its record to 31-0 against the Ivy League in the Dome.
C.J. Fair had 12 points and Brandon Triche and Rakeem Christmas each had 10 as Christmas matched his career high.
Clay Wilson led Princeton with 15 points, Brandon Connolly had 11, and Ian Hummer had 10.
No. 8 Kentucky 81, Morehead State 70: In Lexington, Ky., Archie Goodwin scored a career-high 28 points, and Alex Poythress added 20 to help Kentucky rally past stubborn Morehead State.
Their biggest contributions came at the foul line as the much-hyped freshmen combined to convert 20-of-25 free throws to help the Wildcats (3-1) fight back several times against the Eagles (3-2) before pulling away in the second half.
Julius Mays added 11 points, and freshmen forward Nerlens Noel and Kyle Wiltjer each had nine. Noel also had 11 rebounds and three blocks.
Milton Chavis scored 23 points for Morehead. Maurice Lewis-Briggs added 13 points, and Drew Kelly had 10.
The Eagles committed 32 fouls, while the Wildcats - 31-of-41 from the line - had 12.
No. 9 North Carolina 112, Chaminade 70: In Lahaina, Hawaii, James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points to lead five North Carolina players in double figures and the Tar Heels routed Division II Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.
It was the first time this season that the Tar Heels (5-1) have topped the century mark. They put up 62 points in the first half after being held to 18 points in the first half in Tuesday's loss to Butler.
Tournament host Chaminade (3-3) scored consecutive baskets just three times.
Kansas State 66, Delaware 63: In New York, Will Spradling scored 12 points and made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to lead Kansas State into the championship game of the NIT Season Tipoff.
The Wildcats (5-0) overcame 32 points by Devon Saddler and will play the winner of the other semifinal between No. 4 Michigan and Pittsburgh.
After Spradling's free throws with 9.6 seconds left, Angel Rodriguez fouled Saddler as he attempted a 3-pointer with a second left. Saddler missed the first shot, made the second and intentionally missed the third, but the Blue Hens (2-2) couldn't corral the high rebound.
Rodriguez and Thomas Gipson also scored 12 points apiece for the Wildcats.
Jamelle Hagins had 15 rebounds and 12 points for Delaware, but was ineffective after a second-half leg injury.
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