|No. 9 Syracuse beats St. Francis Brooklyn 56-50|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 18 November 2013 16:53|
Syracuse (4-0), making its first appearance in the tournament since winning it in 1998, plays its next game in Hawaii in a week against Minnesota.
Syracuse's last nonconference home loss was to Cleveland State on Dec. 15, 2008. In that one, Cedric Jackson took an inbounds pass with 2.2 seconds left, turned and swished a two-handed, 60-foot shot at the buzzer to give the Vikings a shocking 72-69 victory over the 11th-ranked Orange.
Dajuan Coleman matched his career high with 14 points and Trevor Cooney added 12 for Syracuse.
Jalen Cannon led St. Francis with 16 points and Anthony White had 10.