Posted December 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
Syracuse remained unbeaten well into last season, and its favorable upcoming schedule lends reason to believe it could happen again. The sixth-ranked Orange seek their 48th straight regular-season non-conference victory when they host Eastern Michigan on Monday night. Syracuse won its first 20 games of 2011-12 before a loss at Notre Dame on Jan. 21 en route to a 34-3 overall record, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and an appearance in the regional finals. The Orange (5-0) got a tough challenge at Arkansas on Sunday but ultimately stayed perfect with a 91-82 victory behind a career-high 35 points from James Southerland. The senior forward finished 12 of 17 from the field, including a career-best nine 3-pointers on 13 attempts. Southerland's previous career high was 22 points - Nov. 21 against Princeton. "It felt good when I hit that first shot," said Southerland, averaging 19.2 points. "I wasn't expecting to be that open, but I was open and you have to...

Southerland's 35 lead Syracuse win

James Southerland provided Syracuse with exactly what it needed off the bench - and then some - in its first visit to Arkansas. Southerland scored a career-high 35 points to lead the No. 6 Orange to a 91-82 win over Arkansas on Friday night. The senior, who was also a career-best 9-for-13 on 3-pointers, helped Syracuse (5-0) win in its first visit to Bud Walton Arena. The 6-foot...

Murph & Da’Shonte Get Another Rude Return: Fizz 5 on SU’s Blowout Win

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James Southerland couldn't miss as he led the Orange past Arkansas in the Big East-SEC challenge. Syracuse improved to 5-0 on the season as they won their first true road game of the year.

Southerland, Orange Scorch Razorbacks

The Orange traveled to a hostile environment as part of the Big East-SEC Challenge and came away with a 91-82 victory over Arkansas. James Southerland scored a career-high 35 points and tied a school record with nine three-pointers. Syracuse improved to 5-0 on the season.

No. 6 Syracuse 91, Arkansas 82

James Southerland scored a career-high 35 points to lead No. 6 Syracuse to a 91-82 win over Arkansas on Friday night. Southerland, who was also a career-best 9 for 13 on 3-pointers, heloed the Orange (5-0) win in their first visit to Bud Walton Arena. The senior bested his former career mark of 22 points, set against Princeton earlier this season, and five 3s, which he had as a...

New York, New York! Syracuse Back to Pinstripe Bowl: D.A.’s Knee-Jerk Reaction

It’s official, Syracuse is headed back to the Pinstripe Bowl at the end of the month. Here’s my knee-jerk reaction: No, the destination and opponent of SU football will be neither warm nor new. Some fans may gripe, “Been there, done that.” But presumingly taking on West Virginia is pretty cool in a bowl game. It’s not quite as emotionally charged as it might be a few years...

West Virginia vs Syracuse in Pinstripe Bowl

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Arkansas falls short against No. 6 Syracuse

Arkansas had answers for nearly everything Syracuse had to offer on Friday night. That is, everything except for a career game from senior James Southerland - who had 35 points to lead the No. 6 Orange to a 91-82 win over the Razorbacks. The loss was the third straight for Arkansas (3-3), following setbacks against Arizona State and Wisconsin in last week's Las Vegas Invitational...
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