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Jim Boeheim doesn't think Syracuse is ready yet for the rigors of Big East play, but the Orange have nearly a month left against a fairly friendly schedule to tune up.
Their next opponent's non-conference slate - as it typically tends to be - is a bit more treacherous.
Fourth-ranked Syracuse has barely been tested during its 6-0 start, but a Long Beach State team that has plenty of experience against top competition will try to change that Thursday night at the Carrier Dome.
It's been nearly four years since the Orange lost a non-conference game in the regular season, a staggering run that hit 48 with Monday's 84-48 rout of Eastern Michigan.
Syracuse hasn't often struggled recently against non-Big East foes, winning its out-of-conference games since the start of the 2010-11 season by an average of 20.7 points but defeating only three ranked opponents. The Orange began this season with a 62-49 victory over then-No. 20 San Diego State, but they may not see anot...
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C.J. Fair had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points and 10 assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Long Beach State 84-53 on Thursday night.
Syracuse (7-0) upped its home winning streak to 27 games, tops in the nation, and has won 49 consecutive regular-season nonconference games. Long Beach State (3-5) had a two-game winning streak snapped.
C.J. Fair provides his opinion on how he performed in the team's last outing as well as what helped Syracuse get back on the right side of the lead, as he talks with CuseNation.com inside.
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Michael Carter-Williams soared in last night’s 84-53 SU steamrolling of Long Beach State. MCW might be the only point guard in the country that looks like a 7-footer when he skies to the rim. The sophomore made it a mission to attack the bucket, his most effective game getting to the basket all season. MCW finished with 15 points and 10 assists. It was his...