Syracuse rolls to easy win over Cincinnati

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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.

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Dion Dixon Dion Dixon
5-15,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
Jonny Flynn Jonny Flynn
5-8,  17 Pts
5 Rebs, 7 Assists

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