SU defeats SC State with 40-point lead, remains undefeated

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SYRACUSE, NY – NOVEMBER 22: Tyus Battle #25 of the Syracuse Orange drives to the basket during the first half against the South Carolina State Bulldogs on November 22, 2016 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

It’s still very early in the college basketball season, but one of the main storylines to this point for Syracuse has been its balanced scoring. 

That trend continued on Tuesday night inside the Dome as SU routed South Carolina State 101-59. 

The Orange put six players in double figures, led by Andrew White’s 15 points. 

Three players finished with double-doubles: Tyler Lydon (14 points, 10 rebounds), Tyler Roberson (13 points, 12 rebounds), and Frank Howard (10 points, 11 assists).

Taurean Thompson’s status was up in the air entering the night.  The freshman had rolled his ankle on Friday against Monmouth and he had yet to fully participate in practice since then. 

Not only did Thompson play, but he played very well.  Thompson finished with 12 points, four rebounds, and four blocks in 24 minutes of action.

John Gillon came off the bench to chip in with 14 points as Syracuse made 13 of its 24 attempts from three-point range.

It marks the first time that SU has hit the century mark since beating Monmouth 108-56 back on December 8, 2012.

With the win, the Orange improves to 4-0 on the young season.

The Orange head to the Barclays Center on Saturday to take on 4-0 South Carolina. 

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