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.