Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Top-ranked Syracuse was struggling to put Providence away. Then an assistant coach pulled Brandon Triche aside at halftime and told him to be more aggressive. The Syracuse guard hit three consecutive 3-pointers early in the second half and the Orange went on to beat Providence 87-73 on Wednesday night. Triche finished with 16 points, including going 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and Syracuse shot 73 percent from the field in the second half. ''It was the best shooting night we've had all year. If it hadn't happened that way, the game could have easily gone the other way,'' Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. ''We've stopped everybody, pretty much, this year. We couldn't stop them. We just outscored them. You know, Brandon just got going and he made some tough shots.'' Scoop Jardine added 10 points and 11 assists for Syracuse. It is the second consecutive season the Orange (16-0, 3-0 Big East) have opened with 16 straight wins. Last season's team went 18-0 before its first loss. Gerar...
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