SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Freshman Tyler Ennis settled nicely into his role at point guard for No. 8 Syracuse, finishing with 12 points and three assists to help the Orange beat Division II Holy Family 79-41 in an exhibition game Friday night.
Ennis and Trevor Cooney started in the backcourt, with C.J. Fair, Rakeem Christmas, and Dajuan Coleman up front for the Orange, who scored the first 10 points and steadily pulled away as Holy Family missed its first five shots and struggled to find any open space.
Ennis, one of four freshmen for Syracuse, was 3 for 3 from the floor in the opening half as the Orange limited Holy Family to 6 of 30 shooting, 1 of 16 on 3-pointers, and led 38-13 at the break. Fair and Grant each had 13 points to pace the Orange and freshman Ron Patterson had 11.
Isaiah Gans led Holy Family with 10 points.
Syracuse plays its second and final exhibition game Tuesday night against Ryerson and opens the regular season at home against Cornell next Friday night.

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Texas to contend in 2016-17? Now with a year at Texas under his belt, can Shaka Smart expect bigger things from the Longhorns in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Championship Odds Following Villanova’s big win in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, who has emerged as the favorite to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament?
Thumbnail Will Huskies reach hallowed ground vs.Orange?   As the old saying goes, three things are certain in life: death, taxes and UConn in an NCAA tournament setting.
Thumbnail Nova vs. UNC Player Prop Odds & Picks Here’s a look at some of the player prop odds ahead of tonight’s national championship matchup between North Carolina and Villanova at 9:19PM ET.
Thumbnail National Title Line Movement Report Both the side and the total have moved ahead of tonight’s NCAA National Championship Game between North Carolina and Villanova.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages