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Balanced attack helps Syracuse edge Seton Hall

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Brandon Triche buried four 3-pointers en route to a career-high 29 points on Saturday, as sixth-ranked Syracuse held off Seton Hall, 76-65, at Prudential Center.

C.J. Fair followed with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Michael Carter- Williams donated 14 points and nine boards for the Orange (21-4, 9-3 Big East), who were coming off a 66-58 setback at Connecticut on Wednesday.

James Southerland added 11 points off the bench in the victory, which moved Syracuse into a tie for first place in the conference with Georgetown and Marquette.

Fuquan Edwin paced the Pirates (13-13, 2-11) with 21 points and Eugene Teague tallied 14 points and nine rebounds in the setback, Seton Hall's seventh in a row and 11th in its last 12 games.

Edwin's 3-pointer just over four minutes in sparked a 15-6 Seton Hall surge that Haralds Karlis capped with a triple of his own to give the Pirates a 21-12 lead.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim quickly called a timeout, and whatever he told the team in the huddle worked wonders, as the Orange ripped off 12 straight to take a lead they would not relinquish.

Fair's three-point play capped the Orange outburst to give the visitors a 24-21 lead with just over five minutes left.

Seton Hall cut the margin to one, 29-28, on Karlis' trey with just under three minutes left in the half, but Syracuse closed the frame on a 7-2 spurt to take a 36-30 advantage into the break.

Syracuse led throughout the second half, but couldn't pull away until Carter- Williams knocked down two free throws on three consecutive possessions to give the Orange a 59-47 cushion with 9:39 to play.

The Pirates answered with a 7-1 surge to cut the margin to six before Syracuse used a 12-4 run, capped by another three-point play from Fair, to push the margin to 72-58 with 2:21 remaining.

Back-to-back triples from Seton Hall trimmed the deficit to eight with 1:00 remaining, but Triche's final 3-pointer with nine seconds left pushed the margin above double digits for good.

Game Notes

Syracuse holds a 47-17 lead in the all-time series ... Karlis finished with eight points for the Pirates ... Triche�s previous career-high of 27 points came against Oakland last season ... Seton Hall shot 43.2 percent (19-for-44) from the field, while Syracuse finished 39.3 percent (24-for-61) from the floor.

02/16 22:49:11 ET