Big East Tourney: Syracuse rips Seton Hall, sets quarters duel vs. Pitt
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – James Southerland scored 20 points and CJ Fair added 16 as the Syracuse Orange advanced to the next round of the Big East Tournament with a 75-63 win over Seton Hall Pirates Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Syracuse punched their way to the quarterfinal round behind big performances from two of their best offensive weapons.
Fair shot 6-for-10 from the field and Sutherland went 7-for-11, including six triples to spark a 41-point explosion in the second half.
The Orange, who headed to the locker room with the score locked at 34-34 at halftime, also did a masterful job on the defensive end as they smothered the Pirates to just 29 points in the final 20 minutes of play.
Syracuse also got solid contributions from Brandon Triche (17 points) and Michael Carter-Williams (14 assists).
Aaron Cosby scored 22 points on 6-for-8 shooting while Eugene Teague had 13 markers for Seton Hall.
Syracuse will play No. 4 seed Pittsburgh in the quarterfinal round on Thursday.