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Carter's 31 Points Not Enough To Top No. 23 Syracuse

Dec. 16, 2006

Box Score

A career-high 31 points from true freshman Tweety Carter was not enough for Baylor to keep pace with 23rd-ranked Syracuse in Baylor's 94-71 loss at the Carrier Dome.

It was the first meeting between Syracuse and Baylor, which lost for the 23rd straight time to a ranked team.

Demetris Nichols had a solid first half against the Bears with 11 points, two assists and two blocks as Syracuse took a 41-29 lead.

Syracuse took a 51-31 lead with 17:29 left, and the Bears never came close the rest of the game.

Darryl Watkins had a career-high 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds for Syracuse, which outrebounded Baylor 40-25.

Carter finished 7-of-12 from 3-point range and added two rebounds and one assist.

Curtis Jerrells had 12 points for Baylor, while Aaron Bruce and Kevin Rogers had 10. Henry Dugat, Baylor's leading scorer at 13.9 points per game, was plagued by foul trouble - he picked up his fourth early in the second half - and finished with only four points.

Syracuse methodically built a 41-29 lead with one of its best opening halves of the season. The Orange committed only six turnovers, had 11 assists on 14 baskets, outrebounded Baylor 18-14, and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line. The Orange's only failure was to connect from long range, going just 2-for-14, but the Bears made only 1-of-9 from beyond the arc.



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