Syracuse vs. Princeton final score: Orange hold off Tigers, 73-53

Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

The No. 6-ranked Syracuse Orange defeated the Princeton Tigers, 73-53, Wednesday night.

Senior forward James Southerland came off the bench to score a collegiate-best 22 points to propel the No. 6-ranked Syracuse Orange past the Princeton Tigers, 73-53, in a men's college basketball game at the Carrier Dome.

Southerland shot 7-for-11 from the field, including 4-for-6 from behind the 3-point arc, and collected five steals, while sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams put together a stat-stuffing performance of 10 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals.

Sophomore guard Clay Wilson tallied a team-high 15 points for the Tigers (1-3), who trailed by 11 points at halftime

The Orange (3-0) used a 8-0 run to push their advantage back into double-digits, 53-39, with 11:05 remaining. From there, SU never looked back and increased its home-winning streak to 24.

Princeton hung with Syracuse by making seven of their first dozen 3-point attempts, however, the Tigers went just 1-for-6 in the final nine minutes of the game.

Syracuse senior guard Brandon Triche and sophomore forward Rakeem Christmas each chipped in with 10 points.

Up next for the Orange is a Sunday afternoon showdown with the visiting Colgate Raiders (1 p.m.).

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.