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

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

Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

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.).