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-8 forward bested his former career marks of 22 points, set against Princeton earlier this season, and five 3s, which he had as a freshman against Robert Morris.
''It felt good when I hit that first shot,'' Southerland said. ''I wasn't expecting to be that open, but I was open and you have to knock it down when you're open, right?''
Brandon Triche and Michael Carter-Williams added 17 points each, and C.J. Fair had 12 for Syracuse - which was 11 of 26 from beyond the arc. Carter-Williams nearly had a triple-double, adding 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Orange pulled away in the second half.
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