CINCINNATI (AP) -Kris Joseph hit a pair of 3s that sparked Syracuse's decisive second-half run Sunday, and the Orange kept the best start in school history going with a 71-54 victory over Cincinnati, their 10th in a row.
Syracuse (23-1, 10-1 Big East) closed the game with a 28-5 run that featured Joseph's two 3-pointers and a lot of good defense. Andy Rautins led the Orange with 20 points.
The Bearcats (14-9, 5-6) fell apart down the stretch, getting only one field goal and three free throws after pulling ahead 49-43 with 12:26 to go. Ibrahima Thomas led Cincinnati with a season-high 13 points.
Wes Johnson, who fell hard in Syracuse's win over Providence on Tuesday, was back in the starting lineup but played only 23 minutes. The forward took only three shots and had five points.
No. 13 Ohio St. 68, Iowa 59
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Evan Turner matched his career high with 32 points, helping the Buckeyes stretch their Big Ten winning streak to seven.
Jon Diebler added 12 points for Ohio State (18-6, 8-3), which has won four in a row overall and seven of eight.
Eric May scored 16 points, Aaron Fuller and Cully Payne each added 11, and Matt Gatens had 10 for the Hawkeyes (8-16, 2-9), who have lost four in a row and have just one road victory this season.
It was Ohio State's second win over the Hawkeyes in 12 days. The Buckeyes finished strong in Iowa City to win 65-57 on Jan. 27. The Buckeyes moved to 15-0 at home this season, where they are shooting 54 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3-point range.
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