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Brandon Triche had 20 points and James Southerland scored 12 of his 17 in the second half Sunday to help No. 7 Syracuse overcome a slow start and win its Big East road opener 55-44 over South Florida.
C.J. Fair had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange (14-1, 2-0), who won for the fourth straight time following a four-point loss to Temple.
South Florida (9-4, 0-1) trimmed what had been an 11-point deficit to 47-42 with six minutes remaining, however the Bulls were held to one basket the rest of the way.
Southerland's long 3-pointer put Syracuse up 50-42. Triche followed with a driving layup and a pair of free throws to push the lead back to double-digits.
Victor Rudd led USF with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jawanza Poland finished with 12 points.
BEST OF MAXIM
Coach: Jim Boeheim (36 seasons at Syracuse 890-304)
2011-12: Record 34-3 overall, 17-1 in Big East (1st)
Starters Returning (2) Brandon Triche, Rakeem Christmas
Preseason Tournament: Gotham Classic
Top Non-Conference Games: vs. San Diego State, at Arkansas
Transfer In: Michael Gbinjie (Syracuse)
Sat Out: Trevor Cooney (redshirt)
Early Departure: Dion Waiters, Fab Melo
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