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                     === Syracuse crushes Colgate again ===
 
 Syracuse,  NY (Sports  Network) - Syracuse faced its most familiar opponent on
 Sunday and came away with its customary lopsided win.
 
 James  Southerland  poured in 18 points  to lead the sixth-ranked Orange in an
 87-51 rout of Colgate at the Carrier Dome.
 
 Brandon  Triche added  15  points  and Michael  Carter-Williams  dished out  a
 career-high  13 assists  for Syracuse (4-0), which faced Colgate for the 165th
 time and posted its 47th straight win over its nearby Central New York rival.
 
 "Michael's doing  a great job  of finding open guys,"  said Syracuse coach Jim
 Boeheim about Carter-Williams. "He's really playing as well as any point guard
 we've had  in a long time,  in terms of getting the ball  to people and making
 plays for other people."
 
 The  Orange also  extended their home winning streak to 25 straight games, the
 longest  in  the history of  the Carrier Dome,  which opened in 1980. Syracuse
 hasn't lost at home since a 64-56 setback to Georgetown on Feb. 9, 2011.
 
 Murphy Burnatowski, John Brandenburg and Pat Moore each scored eight points to
 lead  Colgate (3-4),  which had  a two-game  win streak  stopped. The  Raiders
 haven't  beaten Syracuse  since 1962 and haven't lost by single-digits since a
 73-65 decision in November 2000.
 
 Colgate  opened a  6-2 lead  early, but  Syracuse answered  with an  18-5 run.
 Triche  sank a three with just over 12 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half
 to give the Orange a 20-11 advantage.
 
 The Raiders responded with five straight to pull within four before the Orange
 rattled off 15 of the next 19. Southerland hit back-to-back threes to fuel the
 spurt, which ended with a layup from DaJuan Coleman for a 35-20 cushion.
 
 Syracuse  went into  the  break with  a  38-24 margin  behind  16 points  from
 Southerland, then scored the first six of the second half for a 20-point bulge
 and cruised the rest of the way. The Orange led by as many as 40.
 
 "James gets shots and he makes them,"  added Boeheim. "He could have had 30 at
 the half.  He's playing well,  his defense is good,  he's rebounding  and he's
 just playing well."
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Coleman  scored 12 points and Rakeem Christmas added 10 with nine rebounds for
 the  Orange ... Carter-Williams' 13 assists were the most for the Orange since
 Jason  Hart  had 14  in 2000.  He also had  eight points  and six rebounds ...
 Syracuse's longest previous Dome winning streak of 24 games was set during the
 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons ... Syracuse's  longest home winning streak  is 57
 games, set  from the  1975-76 season  through  1979-80  at  Manley Field House
 ... Syracuse is 120-45 all-time against Colgate  in a series that began in the
 1901-02 season.
 
 11/25 23:11:49 ET

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