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Syracuse Vs. Louisville Halftime Score: No. 2 Orange Lead No. 19 Louisville, 26-19

Behind a 18-3 that included a team-high seven points from sophomore forward James Southerland, the No. 2-ranked Syracuse Orange have taken a 26-19halftime lead over the No. 19 Louisville Cardinals in a Big East Conference men's basketball game at the Carrier Dome.

Sophomore guard Dion Waiters has added six points, while junior guard Brandon Triche has five for the Orange (29-1, 16-1), who're trying to complete its first undefeated season at home since 2002-03, the National Championship year.

Four players have tallied a team-best four points for Louisville, which lead 13-8 with 11:57 remaining in the first half. The Cardinals (22-8, 10-7) began the game shooting 6-for-12 from the floor and ended the half just 8-for-25 (32-percent).

Check out, the SB Nation's blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to discuss everything on the Orange. Make sure to follow along on Twitter at SBNationNY orJaredSmithCNY, as we live blog from the Carrier Dome.