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After losing his first three games at Iona, the Gaels have reeled off seven straight victories, including their most recent 87-66 trouncing of Fordam on Dec. 11. They will head into the Carrier Dome on Saturday for their first meeting with the Orange (10-0) since 1998.
The Orange (7-5) will play in the first ever Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium against Kansas State on Dec. 30, the first time a postseason football game as been played there since the 1962 Gotham Bowl.
For one game, Triche was back to the player he was in his freshman year, when he hit 40 percent of his 3-pointers. Triche scored 14 points, including 3-for-5 from downtown, helping the Orange to a 100-43 win.
The relatively easy next few games will afford Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to open up his bench and assess who will be in the rotation come conference play. Southerland hopes he can be one of those players.
That was about as dominant as Syracuse could’ve looked. I was a little worried that Syracuse would have somewhat of a let down after a tough victory over Michigan State, but it was obvious from the beginning that it wasn’t going to be much of a game.