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SU beats DePaul 78-57

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team won its final Big East Conference home game against DePaul 78-57.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse University men’s basketball team won its final Big East Conference home game against DePaul 78-57.

James Southerland led the way with 22 points and nine rebounds.

The team said goodbye to its celebrated seniors Brandon Triche and James Southerland.

The Orange finally broke a three-game losing streak that saw them fall to No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and No. 16 in the coaches poll.

A Jamesville-DeWitt High School product, Triche has been a cornerstone of the Orange program for four years.

Triche has been among the team’s scoring leaders throughout the 2012-13 campaign. He’s currently averaging 14.2 points per game.

Southerland’s senior season highlight was a spectacular 35-point performance in the Orange’s 91-82 win over Arkansas in the Big East/SEC Challenge that included nine 3-point goals.

The low-point of his season was a six-game hiatus from the team midseason due to eligibility issues.

Along with the two senior starters, the program will say goodbye to seniors Griffin Hoffmann and Matt Lyde-Cajuste.

SU’s regular season comes to a close Saturday when the team travels to Georgetown for its final game as a member of the Big East Conference.

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