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Syracuse cruises to 105-57 win over Eastern Michigan

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has made a habit of feasting on lesser opponents this season. That trend continued Monday night, so it was difficult to gauge just where Jim Boeheim's team is with just two games to go before the start of ACC play.

''We made some shots tonight. We're still making some mistakes we want to eliminate,'' Boeheim said.

Eight Orange players scored in double figures and Syracuse cruised to a 105-57 victory over Eastern Michigan.

Syracuse (7-4) shot 59 percent from the field, including a season-high 15-of-28 from beyond the arc. The Orange had 34 assists on its 37 baskets and assisted on all 19 field goals in the first half. Frank Howard had 10 points and 11 assists. Backcourt mate John Gillon had 14 points and nine assists.

Tyus Battled had 18 points to lead the Orange, Andrew White III scored 14, and Dajuan Coleman added 12. Taurean Thompson had 11, and Tyler Roberson had 10.

Tyler Lydon had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists in the first 16 minutes before leaving the game with a strained Achilles. Boeheim said he didn't know if Lydon would be available Wednesday against St. John's.

''We don't have any more leeway to lose so we're just going to approach it with that mentality. This is just one game in the right direction. No disrespect to that team but these haven't necessarily been the games that have determined what we'll be as a team,'' White said. ''We're 7-4. It's not where we wanted to be.''

White was brutally honest when asked if his team was ready for ACC play, which starts New Year's Day.

''Today we're not because our record doesn't show anything that would determine us to be a good team in the ACC right now, so luckily we have two games to get ready. We have a lot of work to do but we can be ready by ACC play if we choose to.''

Eastern Michigan coach Rob Murphy was a bit more impressed.

''This was a huge step for them, losing four out of their last six, and then to win a game like this builds confidence. Syracuse is going to be a good basketball team moving forward.''

Quaran Jones led the Eagles (6-5) with 12 points. Jordan Nobles had 11 and 10 rebounds for his first-career double-double, while Willie Magnum IV scored 10.

The Orange raced to a 52-24 halftime lead on 19-of-32 shooting from the field, including eight 3-pointers.

Syracuse freshmen Thompson and Battle came off the bench and combined for 21 first-half points.

Eastern Michigan, which entered the game shooting 47 percent from the field and averaging 84.8 points a game, shot 35 percent.

BIG PICTURE

Eastern Michigan was sloppy Monday, committing a season-high 20 turnovers, many of which were unforced.

Syracuse continued its pattern of beating up on lesser opponents.

TIP INS

Eastern Michigan: The Eagles three leading scorers were held below their season averages. Willie Mangum IV (17.5) had 10; Ray Lee (17.4) scored just two; James Thompson IV (15.6) managed four.Head coach Rob Murphy spent seven seasons as an assistant under Jim Boeheim.Entering Monday's game the Eagles were fifth in the country with 117 steals, and second in steals per game at 12.6.

Syracuse: Tyus Battle hit 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.Andrew White was 4 of 8 from behind the arc.White has scored in double figures in all of Syracuse's games.Taurean Thompson had five assists, several of the no-look variety. Frank Howard leads the ACC in assists.

UP NEXT

Eastern Michigan hosts Marygrove College Thursday.

Syracuse hosts former Big East rival St. John's Wednesday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Eastern Michigan  
19:28   Ray Lee missed jump shot  
19:26   Defensive rebound by DaJuan Coleman  
19:16 +2 DaJuan Coleman made layup, assist by Frank Howard 0-2
18:59 +2 Baylee Steele made jump shot 2-2
18:45   Tyler Lydon missed layup  
18:43   Defensive rebound by James Thompson IV  
18:34   Offensive foul turnover on Ray Lee  
18:14 +3 Andrew White III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Gillon 2-5
18:01   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:59   Defensive rebound by John Gillon  
17:51 +3 Tyler Lydon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Gillon 2-8
17:35   Willie Mangum IV missed jump shot  
17:33   Offensive rebound by Baylee Steele  
17:30   Baylee Steele missed layup  
17:30   Offensive rebound by Eastern Michigan  
17:30   Personal foul on Tyler Lydon  
17:27   Bad pass turnover on Willie Mangum IV  
17:10   Bad pass turnover on Tyler Lydon  
17:03   Bad pass turnover on Tim Bond  
16:56   Personal foul on Willie Mangum IV  
16:52   DaJuan Coleman missed layup  
16:50   Offensive rebound by DaJuan Coleman  
16:48   DaJuan Coleman missed layup  
16:46   Offensive rebound by Syracuse  
16:46   Personal foul on Ray Lee  
16:44   Offensive foul turnover on Andrew White III  
16:24   James Thompson IV missed layup, blocked by Tyler Lydon  
16:22   Defensive rebound by John Gillon  
16:16 +2 Frank Howard made dunk, assist by John Gillon 2-10
16:16   30-second timeout called  
16:02   Tim Bond missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:00   Defensive rebound by Tyler Lydon  
15:48   Offensive foul on DaJuan Coleman  
15:48   Offensive foul turnover on DaJuan Coleman  
15:26 +2 Jordan Nobles made jump shot, assist by Tim Bond 4-10
15:02   Bad pass turnover on DaJuan Coleman  
14:57   Bad pass turnover on James Thompson IV  
14:35 +2 Taurean Thompson made layup, assist by John Gillon 4-12
14:05   James Thompson IV missed jump shot  
14:03   Defensive rebound by Tyler Lydon  
13:53   Andrew White III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:51   Defensive rebound by Willie Mangum IV  
13:39   Baylee Steele missed jump shot, blocked by Taurean Thompson  
13:37   Defensive rebound by Taurean Thompson  
13:20 +2 Tyler Lydon made dunk, assist by Taurean Thompson 4-14
12:57   Willie Mangum IV missed jump shot  
12:55   Defensive rebound by Andrew White III  
12:48 +3 Taurean Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Frank Howard 4-17
12:27 +2 Baylee Steele made jump shot, assist by Willie Mangum IV 6-17
12:11   Personal foul on Tim Bond  
12:00 +2 Taurean Thompson made layup, assist by Tyler Lydon 6-19
11:46   Bad pass turnover on James Thompson IV  
11:46   Commercial timeout called  
11:24 +3 Frank Howard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Taurean Thompson 6-22
11:08 +2 Nick Madray made jump shot 8-22
10:52   Andrew White III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:50   Defensive rebound by Jordan Nobles  
10:34   Bad pass turnover on Ray Lee  
10:34   Bad pass turnover on Frank Howard  
10:34   Ray Lee missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:32   Defensive rebound by Syracuse  
10:32   Personal foul on Nick Madray  
10:17   Andrew White III missed jump shot  
10:15   Defensive rebound by James Thompson IV  
10:12   Bad pass turnover on James Thompson IV  
10:07   Shooting foul on Nick Madray  
10:07   Taurean Thompson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:07   Taurean Thompson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:07   Taurean Thompson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:07   Offensive rebound by Tyler Lydon  
9:36   Tyus Battle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:34   Defensive rebound by Jordan Nobles  
9:30   Willie Mangum IV missed jump shot, blocked by Frank Howard  
9:30   Defensive rebound by Taurean Thompson  
9:30   Shooting foul on Jordan Nobles  
9:30 +1 Tyus Battle made 1st of 2 free throws 8-23
9:30 +1 Tyus Battle made 2nd of 2 free throws 8-24
9:26   Ray Lee missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:24   Offensive rebound by Eastern Michigan  
9:24   Personal foul on Taurean Thompson  
9:15   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:13   Defensive rebound by Tyler Lydon  
9:07 +2 Tyler Lydon made dunk, assist by Taurean Thompson 8-26
8:56 +2 Nick Madray made layup, assist by Willie Mangum IV 10-26
8:49   Tyler Lydon missed jump shot  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Jordan Nobles  
8:22 +3 Willie Mangum IV made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ray Lee 13-26
8:13   Andrew White III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:11   Defensive rebound by Tim Bond  
8:05   Willie Mangum IV missed jump shot  
8:03   Defensive rebound by Taurean Thompson  
7:56   Bad pass turnover on Frank Howard  
7:46   Jordan Nobles missed jump shot  
7:44   Defensive rebound by Taurean Thompson  
7:33 +2 Taurean Thompson made layup, assist by Tyler Lydon 13-28
7:23   Tim Bond missed jump shot  
7:21   Defensive rebound by Tyler Lydon  
7:13   Bad pass turnover on Tyler Lydon  
7:08 +2 Ray Lee made layup 15-28
6:59 +3 John Gillon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyler Lydon 15-31
6:48   Bad pass turnover on Ray Lee  
6:44   Personal foul on Tim Bond  
6:44   Commercial timeout called  
6:44 +1 Tyus Battle made 1st of 2 free throws 15-32
6:44 +1 Tyus Battle made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-33
6:28   Ray Lee missed jump shot  
6:26   Offensive rebound by Eastern Michigan  
6:26   Personal foul on Tyler Roberson  
6:19   Jordan Nobles missed jump shot  
6:17   Offensive rebound by Jordan Nobles  
6:14 +2 Jordan Nobles made jump shot 17-33
6:14   Full timeout called  
6:01   Tyler Lydon missed dunk  
5:59   Defensive rebound by Ray Lee  
5:50 +2 Jordan Nobles made jump shot, assist by Willie Mangum IV 19-33
5:39 +3 Tyus Battle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyler Lydon 19-36
5:16   Ray Lee missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Defensive rebound by Syracuse  
5:00 +3 Tyler Lydon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Gillon 19-39
4:41   Bad pass turnover on Ray Lee  
4:36   Shooting foul on Ray Lee  
4:36 +1 Tyler Lydon made 1st of 2 free throws 19-40
4:36 +1 Tyler Lydon made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-41
4:19   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:17   Defensive rebound by Tyler Lydon  
4:17   Official timeout called  
4:00   Offensive foul turnover on Taurean Thompson  
3:45   Tim Bond missed jump shot  
3:43   Defensive rebound by Tyler Roberson  
3:33   Taurean Thompson missed jump shot  
3:31   Defensive rebound by James Thompson IV  
3:20   Jordan Nobles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:18   Offensive rebound by Eastern Michigan  
3:17   Personal foul on Taurean Thompson  
3:17   Commercial timeout called  
3:09   Offensive foul turnover on James Thompson IV  
2:49 +2 Andrew White III made jump shot, assist by John Gillon 19-43
2:28   Lost ball turnover on Ray Lee  
2:16   John Gillon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:16   Defensive rebound by Willie Mangum IV  
2:16   Personal foul on Tyus Battle  
2:06   Nick Madray missed jump shot, blocked by Taurean Thompson  
2:04   Defensive rebound by Tyler Roberson  
1:48   Tyus Battle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:46   Defensive rebound by James Thompson IV  
1:43   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:41   Defensive rebound by Andrew White III  
1:42 +2 Tyler Roberson made dunk, assist by Taurean Thompson 19-45
1:42   Shooting foul on Jordan Nobles  
1:42   Tyler Roberson missed free throw  
1:42   Defensive rebound by Eastern Michigan  
1:42   Personal foul on Taurean Thompson  
1:42 +1 James Thompson IV made 1st of 2 free throws 20-45
1:42 +1 James Thompson IV made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-45
1:24 +2 DaJuan Coleman made layup, assist by Tyus Battle 21-47
1:10   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:08   Offensive rebound by Jordan Nobles  
1:03 +3 Tim Bond made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Nobles 24-47
33.0 +3 Tyus Battle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Gillon 24-50
16.0   Bad pass turnover on James Thompson IV  
4.0 +2 DaJuan Coleman made dunk, assist by John Gillon 24-52
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:47 +3 Andrew White III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Frank Howard 24-55
19:27   Tim Bond missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:25   Offensive rebound by James Thompson IV  
19:20   James Thompson IV missed jump shot, blocked by DaJuan Coleman  
19:18   Defensive rebound by Frank Howard  
19:09 +3 John Gillon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Frank Howard 24-58
18:57   James Thompson IV missed layup, blocked by DaJuan Coleman  
18:55   Defensive rebound by DaJuan Coleman  
18:41   Bad pass turnover on John Gillon  
18:40   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:38   Offensive rebound by Tim Bond  
18:40   Shooting foul on DaJuan Coleman  
18:40 +1 James Thompson IV made 1st of 2 free throws 25-58
18:40 +1 James Thompson IV made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-58
18:20   Offensive foul turnover on Tyler Roberson  
17:59   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Nobles  
17:53   Bad pass turnover on Frank Howard  
17:42   Personal foul on Frank Howard  
17:42 +2 Willie Mangum IV made jump shot, assist by James Thompson IV 28-58
17:20 +3 John Gillon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyler Roberson 28-61
17:00   James Thompson IV missed jump shot, blocked by Tyler Roberson  
16:58   Defensive rebound by DaJuan Coleman  
16:58   Personal foul on James Thompson IV  
16:41   John Gillon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:41   John Gillon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:39   Offensive rebound by Andrew White III  
16:36   Personal foul on Willie Mangum IV  
16:32 +2 DaJuan Coleman made jump shot, assist by Frank Howard 28-63
16:20   Bad pass turnover on Willie Mangum IV  
16:15   John Gillon missed layup, blocked by Tim Bond  
16:13   Offensive rebound by Syracuse  
15:56   Tyler Roberson missed jump shot  
15:54   Offensive rebound by Tyler Roberson  
15:49   Lost ball turnover on Tyler Roberson  
15:41   Bad pass turnover on Lamar Wofford-Humphrey  
15:27 +2 John Gillon made layup 28-65
15:22   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:20   Defensive rebound by Syracuse  
15:20   Commercial timeout called  
15:04   DaJuan Coleman missed jump shot  
15:02   Defensive rebound by Jordan Nobles  
14:54 +3 Willie Mangum IV made 3-pt. jump shot 31-65
14:38   Personal foul on Quaran Jones  
14:36   Andrew White III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:34   Offensive rebound by Frank Howard  
14:29 +2 Tyler Roberson made layup, assist by Frank Howard 31-67
14:23   Bad pass turnover on Quaran Jones  
14:02 +2 DaJuan Coleman made layup, assist by Frank Howard 31-69
14:02   Shooting foul on Baylee Steele  
14:02 +1 DaJuan Coleman made free throw 31-70
13:55   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:53   Offensive rebound by James Thompson IV  
13:47 +2 Tim Bond made layup, assist by James Thompson IV 33-70
13:20   Frank Howard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:18   Offensive rebound by John Gillon  
13:13 +3 Andrew White III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Gillon 33-73
13:04 +2 Quaran Jones made jump shot, assist by Tim Bond 35-73
12:40   Personal foul on Quaran Jones  
12:40 +1 DaJuan Coleman made 1st of 2 free throws 35-74
12:40   DaJuan Coleman missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:40   Defensive rebound by Jordan Nobles  
12:34   Jordan Nobles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:32   Defensive rebound by Syracuse  
11:59 +3 Andrew White III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Frank Howard 35-77
11:42   Shooting foul on DaJuan Coleman  
11:42   Commercial timeout called  
11:42 +1 Quaran Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 36-77
11:42   Quaran Jones missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:42   Defensive rebound by Tyler Roberson  
11:35   Offensive foul turnover on Tyler Roberson  
11:22   Jordan Nobles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:20   Offensive rebound by Jordan Nobles  
11:16 +2 Jordan Nobles made layup 38-77
11:02 +2 Tyler Roberson made dunk, assist by Frank Howard 38-79
10:56   Shooting foul on Frank Howard  
10:56   Jordan Nobles missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:56   Jordan Nobles missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:56   Defensive rebound by Taurean Thompson  
10:42 +2 Tyler Roberson made dunk, assist by Taurean Thompson 38-81
10:20   Willie Mangum IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:18   Defensive rebound by Tyus Battle  
10:05   Shooting foul on Blake Brown  
10:05 +1 Frank Howard made 1st of 2 free throws 38-82
10:05   Frank Howard missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:05   Defensive rebound by Willie Mangum IV  
9:50