12:00 PM ET, February 4, 2012
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Fab Melo returns to lead No. 2 Syracuse as Jim Boeheim ties Dean Smith
NEW YORK -- Fab Melo returned just in time to help Jim Boeheim reach another milestone.Melo scored a career-high 14 points in his first action after a three-game absence and Boeheim tied Dean Smith for third place on the victory list with win No. 879 as No. 2 Syracuse dominated St. John's 95-70 on Saturday. Syracuse (23-1, 10-1 Big East) rallied behind the return of the 7-foot Melo, taking a 41-27 halftime lead and blowing it open by starting the second half on a 16-3 run in front of a sellout crowd of 19,979 at Madison Square Garden, most of whom were wearing orange.
Boeheim Ties Smith
Jim Boeheim tied Dean Smith for third in all-time wins for Division I coaches. Boeheim is one of eight coaches with 800 career wins.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||39-70 (.557)||23-57 (.404)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-21 (.333)||7-15 (.467)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-14 (.714)||17-28 (.607)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
|» Feb 4, 2012||SYR 95, @SJU 70||Recap|
Next 5 Games
Syracuse tied a season-high with 24 second-chance points in its win Saturday against St. John's, improving to 21-0 with Fab Melo in the lineup this season.[+]
Syracuse With Fab Melo In/Out of Lineup
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