Syracuse Pulls Away From Princeton

Syracuse, n.y. (ap) — James Southerland scored a career-high 22 points and nabbed five steals, Michael Carter-Williams added 10 points and nine assists, and No. 6 Syracuse beat Princeton 73-53 last night.

Syracuse (3-0) won its 24th straight game in the Carrier Dome and boosted its record to 31-0 against the Ivy League in the Dome. The Orange also has won 35 in a row at home against nonconference foes and six in a row in the series with Princeton (1-3), which lost its third straight.

C.J. Fair had 12 points and Brandon Triche and Rakeem Christmas each had 10 as Christmas matched his career high.

Clay Wilson led Princeton with 15 points, Brandon Connolly had 11, and Ian Hummer had 10.

Syracuse had 19 steals, three off the school record, as the Orange forced the Tigers into 24 turnovers.

No. 8 Kentucky 81 Morehead State 70

Lexington, Ky. — Archie Goodwin scored a career-high 28 points, and Alex Poythress added 20 to help No. 8 Kentucky rally past stubborn Morehead State.

Their biggest contributions came at the foul line as the much-hyped freshmen combined to convert 20 of 25 free throws to help the Wildcats (3-1) fight back several times against the Eagles (3-2) before steadily pulling away in the second half.

Julius Mays added 11 points, and freshmen forward Nerlens Noel and Kyle Wiltjer each had nine. Noel also had 11 rebounds and three blocks.

Milton Chavis scored 23 points for Morehead State, which had runs of 16-0 in the first half and 11-4 to start the second. Maurice Lewis-Briggs added 13 points, and Drew Kelly had 10.

The Eagles committed 32 fouls, while the Wildcats — 31 of 41 from the line — had 12.

Vermont 65, Yale 52

Burlington — Candon Rusin scored 18 points as Vermont defeated Yale in the home opener for the Catamounts.

Brian Voelkel pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds for Vermont, which has won 19 of its last 25 home openers.

The lead changed six times in the first half before Yale’s Jesse Pritchard hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 19 with 2:08 left before intermission. From there, Vermont (3-1) rattled off seven straight points to go into halftime up 26-19, and continued that run in the second half to hold a 39-25 lead with 10 minutes left.

Voelkel, who broke Vermont’s single-season assist mark with 184 last year, finished with the three assists needed to move into eighth place among the Catamounts’ all-time leaders.

Michael Grace led Yale (1-5) with 12 points while Austin Morgan, the Bulldog’s leading scorer (13.2 points), was held to zero points on 0-of-6 shooting.