Top 25 basketball: No. 4 Syracuse beats Long Beach State, 84-53
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Syracuse, N.Y. • C.J. Fair had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points and 10 assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Long Beach State 84-53 on Thursday night.

Syracuse (7-0) upped its home winning streak to 27 games, tops in the nation, and has won 49 consecutive regular-season nonconference games. Long Beach State (3-5) had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Brandon Triche had 11 points and five assists, Trevor Cooney matched his career high with 11 points, and Rakeem Christmas had a career-high 11 points.

No. 11 Cincinnati 87, Arkansas-Little Rock 53 • In Cincinnati, Sean Kilpatrick scored 18 points and Cincinnati set a school record with 23 steals.

No. 16 Creighton 64, Nebraska 42 • In Lincoln, Neb. Doug McDermott scored 27 points and Gregory Echenique had 12 points and 12 rebounds. —

Thursday's scores

• No. 4 Syracuse 84, Long Beach St. 53

• No. 11 Cincinnati 87, Arkansas-Little Rock 53

• No. 16 Creighton 64, Nebraska 42

• No. 17 San Diego St. 84, UCSB 70