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SU overcomes Joseph injury to defeat Bearcats

Melo played his best game of the season, with six points, four rebounds and four blocks. His performance helped No. 4 Syracuse overcome an injury to Joseph as Syracuse (18-0, 5-0 Big East) survived a shooting barrage from the Bearcats to cruise to a 67-52 win over Cincinnati (16-2, 3-2).

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Joseph likely to miss Pitt game

Joseph will probably not play in Syracuse’s next game against No. 5 Pittsburgh. “It’s obviously unlikely with the turnaround, with a Monday game like this,” Boeheim said. “He got banged pretty good when he hit the floor. We’re going to have to wait and see.”

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Triche looks for fast start against Bearcats

Triche went scoreless in the first half against Seton Hall on Saturday before exploding for 15 points in the second half in a 61-56 win. In Wednesday’s 76-59 win over St. John’s, the sophomore guard didn’t register his first points until 2:27 left in the first half but went on to score 15 points in the final 22 minutes.

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SU’s freshmen centers struggle

In Saturday’s game against Seton Hall, Keita and Melo played limited minutes for the second straight game as Syracuse hung on for a 61-56 win over the Pirates. Neither center played in the second half of Syracuse’s 70-58 win against Notre Dame on Jan. 1.