Freshman guard Scoop Jardine scored a season-high 18 points yesterday as Syracuse (10-3) cruised to a 95-74 victory against Northeastern (4-7) in Syracuse, N.Y.
Jardine, a star at Neumann-Goretti last year, started his third game in place of the injured Eric Devendorf and helped lead a 22-5 run at the start of the second half.
North Carolina 90, Valparaiso 58 - Danny Green matched his career-high with 20 points and sparked the decisive second-half spurt to help the top-ranked Tar Heels (13-0) beat the Crusaders (10-3) in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Tyler Hansbrough had 23 points and 13 rebounds for North Carolina.
West Chester 78, Felician 45 - Lenwood Greenwood scored 22 points and Kehinde Roberts added 14 for the Rams (5-4) in a nonconference victory against Felician (5-6) in West Chester.
American International 84, Holy Family 80 - Michael Sturns had a career-high 36 points for the Tigers (6-5) in a nonconference loss to the Yellow Jackets (5-6) in Northeast Philadelphia.
Saturday night. Former Roman Catholic star Charron Fisher, the nation's leading scorer, had 26 points, including a pair of free throws in the final six seconds, as Niagara held off 8-6 Santa Clara, 56-53, to win the Cable Car Classic.
Fisher scored 19 points in the second half as the Purple Eagles (9-3) won their fourth straight. Former Truman star Tyrone Lewis added 17 points for Niagara.
Pittsburgh's Fields sidelined. Junior point guard Levance Fields broke a bone in his left foot in the Panthers' 80-55 loss to Dayton and will have surgery today. Fields likely will miss the rest of the regular season, including Big East conference play. He was averaging 11.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 12 starts. Freshman guard Brad Wanamaker, who starred last year at Roman Catholic, may get more playing time with the injury to Fields. Pitt (11-1) visits Villanova (10-1) on Sunday.