Syracuse rolls to easy win over Cincinnati
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)—Jonny Flynn scored 17 points and Syracuse held Cincinnati to just two baskets in the first 10 minutes, rolling to an easy 87-63 victory Sunday, breaking a three-way tie for seventh place in the Big East Conference.
Every Orange starter finished with double-figure scoring, including Paul Harris, who had 16 points, and Eric Devendorf and Rick Jackson, who each scored 13 points.
Syracuse’s 2-3 zone baffled the Bearcats, who made just six of 30 shots— including 1-of-15 from long range—and scored a season low 17 points in the first half.
Syracuse led 40-17 at halftime and extended its lead to as much as 33 points midway through the second half as the Orange (21-8, 9-7) won for the third time in its last four games.
Cincinnati (18-11, 8-8) was led by Dion Dixon’s 18 points.
The first eight teams in the conference receive a first-round bye in Big East Conference tournament in two weeks.