CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Orange men punish Providence
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - James Southerland scored 20 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points and 12 assists, and No. 8 Syracuse beat Providence 84-59 on Wednesday night.
Syracuse (22-4, 10-3 Big East) has won 38 straight home games, the longest active streak in Division I, and moved into a tie with Marquette and No. 11 Georgetown atop the conference standings.
Providence (14-12, 6-8) had won four straight Big East games, including triumphs over then-No. 17 Cincinnati and then-No. 21 Notre Dame on Saturday.
C.J. Fair had 20 points and 10 rebounds, his ninth double-double of the season, and Brandon Triche scored 14 points for Syracuse.
Providence guard Vincent Council (424) had 15 points and seven assists to become the all-time Big East assist leader with 431.