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Recap - Syracuse Defeats South Florida 55-44

Brandon Triche scored 20 points leading Syracuse to a 55-44 victory over South Florida at Sun Dome on Sunday.

Syracuse won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 9.5-point spread as favorites.

Syracuse got 17 points from James Southerland and another 10 points from C.J. Fair. Michael Carter-Williams contributed 5 assists, while C.J. Fair cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

South Florida got a 15-point performance from Victor Rudd, who was supported by 12 points from Jawanza Poland. Anthony Collins had 7 assists in a losing cause for South Florida, while Victor Rudd grabbed 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Syracuse were victorious, as the score was 30-23 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Syracuse as they grabbed 43 boards, while South Florida only had 26.