2:00 PM ET, February 7, 2010
Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI -- Down by six points with 12 minutes to go, Syracuse (No. 4 ESPN/USA Today, No. 3 AP) knew it was time for some shutdown defense. The Orange nearly pitched a shutout the rest of the way.Syracuse held Cincinnati to one field goal over the final 12 minutes on Sunday, extending the best start in school history with a 71-54 victory, its 10th in a row.
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• Syracuse has won eight straight Big East road games and 14 of their last 15 conference games overall.
• Syracuse shot 51 percent (below its season average of 53.1), was 8 for 16 on 3-pointers and committed only seven turnovers.
• Cincinnati led 49-43 with 12:26 to play, but made only one field goal the rest of the way.
• Andy Rautins, who had 14 points in his previous two games combined, had 20 for Syracuse.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-47 (.511)||20-48 (.417)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-16 (.500)||5-19 (.263)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-26 (.577)||9-18 (.500)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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