No. 4 Syracuse beats Eastern Michigan 84-48

No. 4 Syracuse beats Eastern Michigan 84-48
December 3, 2012, 9:16 pm
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Syracuse's Michael Carte-Williams, left, and James Southerland pressure Eastern Michigan's J.R. Sims during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and 11 assists, freshman Jerami Grant had a season-high 11 points and two blocks, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Eastern Michigan 84-48 on Monday night.

Syracuse (6-0) has won 48 straight nonconference games and boosted its home winning streak to 26 games.

Eastern Michigan (5-2) and the Orange had met just twice before, the last time also an 84-48 Syracuse victory a year ago in the Carrier Dome. EMU coach Rob Murphy spent seven seasons as an assistant coach under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse before taking the job with the Eagles two years ago.

Carter-Williams, who led the nation in assists at 9.2 per game, had an erratic first half and finished with six of Syracuse's 18 turnovers. Eastern Michigan had 24 turnovers and was outscored 31-9 on the miscues.

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