Orange pull away from Eastern Michigan to win 62-47 (full coverage)

Sophomore Tyus Battle finished with 22 points and six rebounds to lead Syracuse (11-2) to a 62-47 victory over Eastern Michigan (8-4) Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. The Orange outscored to Eagles 38-23 in the second half to secure the win.

Junior Paschal Chukwu totaled career-highs of 15 points and 12 rebounds along with five blocks. Chukwu finished the game 9-of-11 (81.8 percent) from the foul line.

Freshman Oshae Brissett recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 boards and junior Frank Howard added 11 points, seven assists and four steals.




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A win on Wednesday night in the Dome against Eastern Michigan would put Jim Boeheim’s squad back on track for the most part. An 11-2 non-conference record is about where we all saw things before the year started. And while it may have occurred differently than we assumed, it still provides a solid starting point for the Orange as they hope to return to the NCAA Tournament.

The game is set to tip at 7:00 pm and will air on ESPN 2.

EMU is the second MAC team the Orange face this season. While they played two MAC teams in 2013-14 (Eastern and Western Michigan), the latter was in the NCAA Tournament. SU hasn’t faced two MAC teams in the regular season since 1965-66 (Bowling Green and Kent State). EMU’s Rob Murphy is one of two former Boeheim assistants currently serving as college head coaches — the other is obviously Washington’s Mike Hopkins. Rick Pitino was also on the list until just before this season, when he was let go by Louisville.


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