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Fourth-ranked Syracuse soars once again to reach 8-0 with a 108-56 over Monmouth. Here’s the Fizz Five takeaways from the Orange win.
Syracuse reaches the century mark with balanced scoring. The score was just 19-18 early when the Orange turned on the jets. The 108 points for Syracuse was the highest scoring output for the Orange since the six 0vertime game against UConn (127). In these types of blowout wins you’d think there would be at least one premier scorer who stood out. Not for SU, as Brandon Triche lead the way with a quiet 18 points. MCW and Trevor Cooney chipped in 15 each, CJ Fair and James Southerland managed 14, and the bigs DaJuan Coleman and Rakeem Christmas poured in 11. The question annually is who is the go-to guy is for Syracuse, but this edition may be a different player each night. Triche told The Fizz after the game what makes this offense go:
“We are the type of team that can turn it on when we need to. When we get steals and force turnov...