Boxscore
Syracuse 87, DePaul 68
Sunday, January 1, 2012 5:00 PM
Location - Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
Officials - Jeff Clark, Ed Corbett, Jamie Luckie
Attendance - 12102

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Syracuse 45 42 87
DePaul 26 42 68

Recap

Kris Joseph scored 20 points to lead five players in double figures as top-ranked Syracuse rolled to an 87-68 Big East victory at DePaul.
    
The Orange (15-0, 2-0) took the lead for good at 17-9 with a burst of eight straight points and then finished the first half with a 21-8 surge to go into the locker room with a 45-26 cushion. Joseph poured in 13 points before the break.

Syracuse shot 60 percent (34-for-57) from the floor, generating easy baskets with a defense that forced 17 turnovers and blocked eight shots. The Blue Demons (9-4, 0-1) struggled from the outside, making just 3-of-18 3-point attempts.
    
C.J. Fair finished with 16 points for the Orange, making all six of his field-goal tries. Cleveland Melvin led DePaul with 21 points and eight rebounds.

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rakeem Christmas 10:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 5 1 1 2 0
Scoop Jardine 22:00 2-3 0-1 0-2 0 4 4 3 0 0 2 0 4
Kris Joseph 31:00 7-15 1-3 7-9 1 6 7 2 1 1 3 1 22
Fab Melo 22:00 6-7 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 2 2 2 0 6 12
Brandon Triche 20:00 4-6 1-2 1-1 0 2 2 2 2 1 3 0 10
C.J. Fair 29:00 6-6 0-0 4-4 2 3 5 1 0 2 0 1 16
Dion Waiters 20:00 5-8 0-0 3-5 0 2 2 3 2 2 3 0 13
Baye Moussa Keita 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Michael Carter-Williams 17:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 2
James Southerland 17:00 3-5 1-2 1-2 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 8
Matt Tomaszewski 3:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Reese 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Nick Resavy 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 34-58 3-12 16-23 9 24 33 15 15 10 16 11 87
  58.6% 25.0% 69.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 16

DePaul Blue Demons

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jamee Crockett 17:00 2-6 0-3 3-3 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 7
Krys Faber 19:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 3 0 2
Jeremiah Kelly 24:00 1-5 1-5 2-2 1 2 3 3 3 0 2 0 5
Cleveland Melvin 33:00 9-18 0-1 5-9 3 5 8 0 1 1 3 2 23
Brandon Young 29:00 0-8 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 8 1 2 4 0 0
Charles McKinney 18:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 1 0
Moses Morgan 13:00 3-7 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 8
Worrel Clahar 19:00 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 2 2 1 3 0 3
Donnavan Kirk 21:00 5-6 0-0 4-4 3 0 3 1 4 0 0 1 14
Derrell Robertson Jr. 4:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
Edwind McGhee 2:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Joe Belcaster 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-62 3-18 15-20 11 17 28 16 17 7 18 4 68
  40.3% 16.7% 75.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 18
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