Strong defense leads Syracuse past Indiana

Updated: December 3, 2013

Syracuse, NY ( – Trevor Cooney contributed 21 points and the
Syracuse defense stifled Indiana in the second half, as the fourth-ranked
Orange surged past the Hoosiers, 69-52, on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten
Challenge from Carrier Dome.

Indiana netted the first four points of the second half to pull even at 33-33,
but Syracuse held the Hoosiers without a field goal over the next 12-plus
minutes to build a 20-point advantage.

Freshman Tyler Ennis stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, eight assists
seven rebounds, and four steals, while C.J. Fair added 15 points and four
boards for the Orange (8-0), who have won 47 straight non-conference home
games and 38 in a row against unranked teams at Carrier Dome.

Noah Vonleh led Indiana (6-2) with 17 points, while Yogi Ferrell scored 12 for
the Hoosiers, who were upended by Syracuse in the round of 16 during last
year’s NCAA Tournament.