Eastern Michigan center Da'Shonte Riley was looking forward to playing against his old buddies at Syracuse. He watched the game against the fourth-ranked Orange slip away in a flurry of turnovers.
Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and 11 assists and freshman Jerami Grant had a season-high 11 points and two blocks for the Orange in an 84-48 victory over the Eagles on Monday night.
Syracuse (6-0) has won 48 straight nonconference games and boosted its home winning streak to 26 games, this one compliments of the generous Eagles, who finished with 24 turnovers that led to 31 points for the Orange.
''We were concerned with that coming in. We just didn't handle it well,'' said EMU coach Rob Murphy, an assistant under Syracuse's Jim Boeheim for seven years before taking the job at Eastern Michigan two years ago. ''I knew that would be a problem. We worked on it, but until you get in the situation and you're in this place and you see those long...