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COL BKB: Syracuse 87, DePaul 68

Jan. 1, 2012 at 8:32 PM

CHICAGO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Syracuse's Kris Joseph netted 22 points Sunday and the top-ranked Orange stayed unbeaten with an 87-68 non-conference victory over DePaul.

Joseph also grabbed seven rebounds and C.J. Fair added 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting for the Orange (15-0, 2-0 Big East).

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It was the 12th double-digit victory margin this season for Syracuse, which used a 9-0 run midway through the first half to pull away and cruise to the victory.

Dion Waiters contributed 13 points for the Orange.

The Blue Demons (9-4, 0-1) saw their five-game winning streak snapped despite 23 points and eight rebounds from Cleveland Melvin.

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