No. 4 Syracuse Handles Indiana, 69-52
Syracuse, n.y. — Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Tyler Ennis added 17 points and eight assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Indiana 69-52 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night.
Syracuse (8-0) has won 46 straight nonconference games at home, and there was no love lost in this rematch from last season’s East Regional semifinal won handily by the Orange.
Indiana was called for two flagrant fouls Tuesday, the second coming in the second half as the game was slipping away. Syracuse used a 25-4 surge to break open a tie game.
The youthful Hoosiers (6-2) had only lost, 59-58, to No. 12 Connecticut at Madison Square Garden in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.
No. 21 UMass 69, E. Michigan 57
Ypsilanti, Mich. — Raphiel Putney scored 15 points, including two high-flying dunks in the final minutes, and Massachusetts won its first game as a ranked team since November 1998.
Trey Davis scored 13 points while Cady Lalanne and Chaz Williams added 12 apiece. Lalanne grabbed 12 rebounds for the Minutemen (7-0).
No. 7 Louisville 91 Missouri St. 49
Louisville, Ky. — Shoni Schimmel scored 14 points, Bria Smith added 12 and Louisville cruised over Missouri State.
No. 9 Baylor 113 San Jose St. 73
Waco, Texas — Odyssey Sims scored 29 points and had 13 assists to become the Baylor career leader in that category as the Lady Bears beat San Jose State.
No. 13 LSU 83, Indiana State 66
Baton Rouge, La. — Raigyne Moncrief scored 22 points and shot 72.7 percent from the floor to lead LSU over Indiana State.
No. 23 Texas A&M 72 San Diego St. 35
College Station, Texas — Karla Gilbert proved just too much to handle, scoring 16 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, to lead Texas A&M over San Diego State.