The Eastern Michigan Eagles were overmatched and overwhelmed for the second game in a row, falling 84-48 at the Carrier Dome to the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday evening.
Just two days removed from taking a 72-40 beating at the hands of the Michigan State Spartans, the Eagles again stood no chance against an even more highly esteemed opponent in the third-ranked Orange.
Junior forward James Southerland led the way for Syracuse with 19 points off the bench, joining guard Brandon Triche (12 points) and forward Kris Joseph (11 points) in double figures. Syracuse made almost as many three pointers (13) as Eastern Michigan made field goals (17) on the night.
One bright spot for the Eagles was senior guard Darrell Lampley, who asserted himself well scoring 19 points on a 6-9 shooting including 3-5 on three pointers.
Syracuse busted open a relatively close game -- they only led 32-24 at halftime -- when they scored the first seven points after the break. They went on to put up 52 points in the second half alone -- more than Eastern Michigan's total of 48.
Eastern Michigan, now 4-3, takes to the road to face Colgate on Thursday.