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Sloppy win irritates Boeheim

Brandon Triche, right, who scored 12 in a balanced Orange attack, tries to knock the ball away from Austin Harper.

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Brandon Triche, right, who scored 12 in a balanced Orange attack, tries to knock the ball away from Austin Harper.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — His team is unbeaten and ranked fourth in the nation and has won 48 straight nonconference games and 26 in a row at home.

Just don't tell Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim his Orange is ready for the challenges of the rugged Big East.

"We're trying to get ready for conference play," Boeheim said Monday night after Syracuse beat Eastern Michigan 84-48 in a sloppy game. "We'll have some tough games, more than enough to get you ready.

"To just assume we're going to win games is the most arrogant thing I have ever seen in my life."

On this night the Orange (6-0) pulled it out despite 18 turnovers as Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points to lead five players in double figures and added 11 assists.

NO. 17 SAN DIEGO ST. 74, TEXAS SO. 62: Jamaal Franklin had 18 points and 15 rebounds for host the Aztecs (6-1), who won their sixth straight game.

B-CU 86, STETSON 63: Adrien Coleman hit 13 of 14 shots and finished with 29 points and eight rebounds for host Bethune-Cookman (3-6).

ARKANSAS: Coach Mike Anderson said his son, Michael Anderson, was suspended indefinitely from his job as video coordinator after his third arrest on alcohol-related charges and second while with the Razorbacks.

AP POLL: Kentucky fell out of the poll for the first time since John Calipari became coach in 2009. The Wildcats had been ranked for 61 straight weeks. Colorado also fell out. Notre Dame moved back in at No. 22 and Wichita State entered at No. 24. Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three.

Women

NO. 2 UCONN 63, NO. 9 MARYLAND 48: Stefanie Dolson gad 14 points and Breanna Stewart 13 for the host Huskies (7-0), who forced the Terrapins (4-2) into a season-high 26 turnovers at the Jimmy V Classic.

NO. 23 MIAMI 68, ALCORN ST. 53: Suriya McGuire scored a career-high 13 and Stefanie Yderstrom added 10 to help the host Hurricanes (6-1) pull away.

AP POLL: Miami re-entered at No. 23, and Florida State came in at No. 24, replacing St. John's and West Virginia. Stanford remained No.  1, narrowly ahead of Connecticut.

Sloppy win irritates Boeheim 12/03/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:07am]
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