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Orange defeat Fordham 89-74

C.J. Fair had 26 points and six rebounds as No. 9 Syracuse took down Fordham, 89-74, on Tuesday night.
Syracuse (SportsNetwork.com) - C.J. Fair had 26 points and six rebounds as No. 9 Syracuse took down Fordham, 89-74, on Tuesday night.

Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis added 16 points, five assists and four steals, while Jerami Grant contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange (2-0), who defeated Cornell in their season opener on Friday.

Branden Frazier netted 33 points to lead the Rams (1-1).

Fair netted seven quick points as the Orange raced out to a 12-2 start.

Back-to-back buckets by Grant staked Syracuse a 25-8 advantage a little past the midway point of the first half before the hosts took a 46-21 cushion into the locker room.

The margin never dipped below double figures the rest of the way as the Orange cruised to victory over the final 20 minutes.

Game Notes:

DaJuan Coleman tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange ... Syracuse was just 2-of-16 from beyond the arc ... The Orange outrebounded Fordham, 48-29 ... Syracuse led by as many as 27.

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