7:00 PM ET, February 2, 2010
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Kris Joseph likes his time on the Syracuse bench, even though it's beginning to get briefer as the season moves along.Joseph, the Orange's standout reserve, had a career-high 23 points and Arinze Onuaku added a season-high 20 as Syracuse (No. 4 ESPN/USA Today, No. 4 AP) beat Providence 85-68 on Tuesday night."The main thing for me was doing what I do, which is being aggressive off the bench when the team needs a spark," said Joseph, who has averaged 33 minutes over the past four games after playing just 22 at Notre Dame. "That's what I've been doing all year. That's something I don't want to stop doing."
• Syracuse won its ninth straight and improved to 22-1, the best start in school history. The previous best was 21-1 in the 1979-80 season.
• Up by three at halftime, the Orange opened the second half on a 22-7 run.
• Syracuse has won eight of 10 against Providence and improved to 18-3 at home against the Friars.
• Jamine Peterson led all scorers with 25 points for Providence, which has lost four of its last five after starting 3-2 in Big East play.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-65 (.431)||34-59 (.576)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-21 (.286)||5-16 (.313)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-10 (.600)||12-19 (.632)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|