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Syracuse fans were all but assured that the Orange would stay undefeated. No one could have predicted that they would go on the scoring binges they did, and the massive droughts the Hawks would go through. Missing their head coach, Monmouth put up a good fight for the first few minutes. But then it was all Orange. Syracuse ends up winning 108 to 56.
  • Brandon Triche was the leading scorer with 18 points. He also added eight assists and five rebounds. It was a quiet 18 points as a lot of the attention was on Michael Carter-Williams and Trevor Cooney, but Triche continues to have a great season as the reliable but understated scoring guard.
  • Speaking of MCW, he had 15 points on 6-10 shooting (2-4 from behind the arc). But finishing with 16 assists (3rd all time in a game for Syracuse) was the biggest news of the day. He also had five steals, four blocks, and only three turnovers.
  • DaJuan Coleman also had a nice game. He pulled down 14 rebounds and earned 11 points on 4-11 shooting. He is looking more confident in the post in each outing he does. He needs to decide more between banking short shots or just trying to put it in. In between those two options do not work.
  • CJ Fair earned another double-double getting 14 points and ten rebounds. He continues to be the glue guy of this team.
  • Rakeem Christmas had a good day earning 11 points on 5-7 shooting, and blocked four shots. Granted, most were slam dunks, the highest of high percentage shots.
  • James Southerland didn't hit any three pointers, but he did make 6-11, for 14 points off the bench. He also added three rebounds and two steals.
  • Baye Moussa Keita is still very solid on the defensive end. He also pulled down ten rebounds in this game.
  • Trevor Cooney continued his good shooting in this game by hitting 5-10 from the floor and 5-9 from long range for for 15 points in 20 minutes on the floor.
  • Syracuse finished the first half and continued the second half on a 21-0 run, putting the game definitely out of reach for the Hawks.
  • Syracuse hit 51.2% and 36.7% (11-30) from long range. The Hawks hit 31.8% and 25% (5-20) respectively. Syracuse did take a dip only hitting 48.1% (13-27) from the free throw line.
  • Syracuse obviously led in rebounding. It was 58 to 29. They also led in assists 30 to 12. Syracuse also only had 15 turnovers to the Hawks' 21.
Jim Boeheim has now won his 898th game. And it doesn't look like there's any real impediments to 900 or even 902. Either way, for now the team is playing great and everything is coming up Orange.

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