Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Brandon Triche scored 20 points, James Southerland added 17 and the seventh-ranked Syracuse Orange beat the South Florida Bulls, 55-44, at the Sun Dome.
C.J. Fair posted 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange (14-1, 2-0 Big East), who overcame subpar shooting to notch their fourth straight victory. Syracuse shot 36.5 percent from the field and made just 4-of-17 3-pointers.
Victor Rudd compiled 15 points and 11 boards for South Florida (9-4, 0-1), which had wrapped up non-conference play on a four-game winning streak.