Newark, N.J. • Brandon Triche scored a career-high 29 points to go with six rebounds and five assists to lead No. 6 Syracuse to a tougher-than-expected 76-65 victory over reeling Seton Hall on Saturday night.
C.J. Fair added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams had 14 points and nine boards as the Orange (21-4, 9-3) rebounded from a loss to Connecticut earlier this week and remained tied with Marquette and Georgetown for first place in the Big East Conference.
Fuquan Edwin had 21 points and Eugene Teague added 14 points and nine rebounds for Seton Hall (13-13, 2-11) in its seventh straight loss and 11th in 12 games. Aaron Cosby was the only other Pirate in double figures with 10.