Syracuse Basketball Could Be Ranked No. 1 After Routing George Washington, 85-50

Syracuse University men's basketball routed George Washington Saturday, 85-50, and come Monday the Orange could be ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Sophomore guard Dion Waiters netted a collegiate-best 19 points off the bench Saturday to help the Syracuse University men's basketball program rout George Washington, 85-50, in a non-conference contest at the Carrier Dome. Waiters added a collegiate-best six steals for the Orange (10-0), who are currently ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll, but come Monday could be No. 1, as both current No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Ohio State lost Saturday.

Senior forward Kris Joseph chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds for SU, which for the third straight year begins its season with 10 consecutive victories. Freshman center Fab Melo tallied eight points, six rebounds and three blocks, while senior points guard Scoop Jardine, junior guard Brandon Triche and sophomore forward C.J. Fair each netted eight points.

Junior forward David Pellom paced the Colonials (4-5) with 12 points, while junior forward Dwayne Smith and junior forward Lasan Kromah each netted 10 points.

Syracuse led 45-25 at halftime.




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