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  • Syracuse blows past Long Beach State

  • SYRACUSE, N.Y. — C.J. Fair had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points and 10 assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Long Beach State 84-53 on Thursday night.
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  • SYRACUSE, N.Y. — C.J. Fair had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points and 10 assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Long Beach State 84-53 on Thursday night.
    Syracuse (7-0) upped its home winning streak to 27 games, tops in the nation, and has won 49 consecutive regular-season nonconference games. Long Beach State (3-5) had a two-game winning streak snapped.
    Brandon Triche had 11 points and five assists, Trevor Cooney matched his career high with 11 points, and Rakeem Christmas had a career-high 11 points for the Orange.
    Dan Jennings had a career-high 20 points and Peter Pappageorge added 11 for Long Beach State. James Ennis, the 49ers' leading scorer and rebounder, had 10 points and seven boards.
    No. 11 Cincinnati 87,Ark.-Little Rock 53
    At Cincinnati, Sean Kilpatrick scored 10 of his 18 points in the second half, and Cincinnati set a school record with 23 steals.
    The Bearcats (8-0) started with eight straight wins for the 15th time in school history and the second time in three seasons.
    The Bearcats quickly wore down the Trojans (7-4), who had a season-high 32 turnovers, 18 in the opening half. Cincinnati's steals topped the previous school record by three.
    No. 16 Creighton 64,Nebraska 42
    At Lincoln, Neb., Doug McDermott scored 27 points and Gregory Echenique had 12 points and 12 rebounds, for Creighton.
    The Bluejays (8-1) won in Lincoln for the first time since 2004.
    Dylan Talley scored 14 points and Brandon Ubel had eight points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cornhuskers (6-2).
    Grant Gibbs had 10 assists for Creighton.
    No. 17 San Diego State 84,UC Santa Barbara 70
    At San Diego, Chase Tapley scored 23 points, going 6 of 8 from behind the 3-point line, to lead five San Diego State players in double figures in the Aztecs' seventh straight win.
    Jamaal Franklin added 14 points, JJ O'Brien 12, Xavier Thames 11 and James Rahon 10 for the Aztecs (7-1), who join the Big West next season. It was their eighth straight victory over the Gauchos (3-5).
    The Aztecs made 11 of 17 3-pointers, a season-high 64.7 percent.
    UCSB's Kyle Boswell made 7 of 10 3-pointers for a career-high 23 points. Alan Williams had 18 and Taran Brown 16 before they each fouled out late in the game.
    The Aztecs have won 27 straight games against teams from California.
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