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Monday’s basketball: Syracuse swamps Eastern Michigan


Syracuse, N.Y. — Eight Orange players scored in double figures and Syracuse cruised to a 105-57 victory over Eastern Michigan on Monday night.

Quaran Jones led the Eagles (6-5) with 12 points. Jordan Nobles had 11 and 10 rebounds for his first-career double-double, and Willie Magnum IV scored 10.

Syracuse (7-4) shot 59 percent from the field, including a season-high 15-of-28 from beyond the arc. The Orange had 34 assists on its 37 baskets. Frank Howard had 11 assists and John Gillon had nine.

Tyus Battle had 18 points, Andrew White III and Gillon scored 14 apiece, and Dajuan Coleman added 12.

Tyler Lydon had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists in the first 16 minutes before leaving with a strained Achilles.

The Orange raced to a 52-24 halftime lead on 19-of-32 shooting from the field, including eight 3-pointers.

Eastern Michigan, which entered the game shooting 47 percent from the field and averaging 84.8 points a game, shot 35 percent. The Eagles also committed a season-high 20 turnovers, many unforced.

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Big Ten

(At) No. 15 Purdue 82, Western Illinois 50: Caleb Swanigan had 21 points and 21 rebounds, and Isaac Haas scored 18 points for Purdue.

Swanigan went 7-for-16 from the field and 6-for-7 at the free-throw line in his ninth double-double of the season for Purdue (10-2).

Purdue also got 16 points from Vince Edwards in its fifth consecutive victory.

Mike Miklusak, an Indiana native who attended high school 85 miles from the Purdue campus, led Western Illinois (3-8) with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Western Illinois shot 31 percent (19-for-61) from the field.

(At) No. 16 Indiana 103, Delaware State 56: OG Anunoby had 19 points and nine rebounds, and three of his teammates also reached double figures as the Hoosiers (9-2) extended their home winning streak to 25 games.

DeVaughn Mallory led Delaware State with 14 points. Kobe Gantz added 13 for the Hornets (3-10), who have lost five of six.

James Blackmon Jr. finished with 18 points, Robert Johnson had 16 and Thomas Bryant added 14 points and six rebounds for Indiana, which shot 66.7 percent from the field.

Top 25

(At) No. 5 Duke 65, Tennessee State 55: Luke Kennard scored 24, freshman forward Jayson Tatum added 14 points and Grayson Allen finished with 12 for Duke (11-1), which plodded through 30 mostly sluggish minutes before pulling away in the debut of touted freshman Harry Giles.

Tennessee State led 36-34 on Wayne Martin’s jumper with 15 minutes left. Duke countered with a 25-3 run highlighted by five 3-pointers to take a 59-39 lead.

(At) No. 21 Florida State 76, Samford 68: Terrence Mann scored 19 points and Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 15 as the Seminoles won their eighth straight.

Christen Cunningham led the Bulldogs (7-4) with 16 points.

(At) No. 25 Notre Dame 77, Colgate 62: V.J. Beachem scored 20 to help the Irish end a two-game skid.

Bonzie Colson finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Matt Farrell added 13 points and six assists for Notre Dame (10-2).

Will Ryman had 18 points and Nathan Harris added 17 for Colgate (2-10).

State women

(At) Central Michigan 82, Illinois 51: Presley Hudson scored 26 and Reyna Frost had 21 rebounds for the Chippewas, who wrapped up the victory by outscoring the visitors, 20-6, in the third quarter.

Cassie Breen chipped in 18 points and Tinara Moore had 14 for Central Michigan (8-3), which won on the boards, 46-32.

Brandi Beasley scored 21 for Illinois (5-7).