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SYRACUSE, N. Taylor Hall Devils Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has made a habit of feasting on lesser opponents this season. That trend continued Monday night, so it was difficult to gauge just where Jim Boeheims team is with just two games to go before the start of ACC play.We made some shots tonight. Were still making some mistakes we want to eliminate, Boeheim said.Eight Orange players scored in double figures and Syracuse cruised to a 105-57 victory over Eastern Michigan.Syracuse (7-4) shot 59 percent from the field, including a season-high 15-of-28 from beyond the arc. The Orange had 34 assists on its 37 baskets and assisted on all 19 field goals in the first half. Frank Howard had 10 points and 11 assists. Backcourt mate John Gillon had 14 points and nine assists.Tyus Battled had 18 points to lead the Orange, Andrew White III scored 14, and Dajuan Coleman added 12. Taurean Thompson had 11, and Tyler Roberson had 10.Tyler Lydon had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists in the first 16 minutes before leaving the game with a strained Achilles. Boeheim said he didnt know if Lydon would be available Wednesday against St. Johns.We dont have any more leeway to lose so were just going to approach it with that mentality. This is just one game in the right direction. No disrespect to that team but these havent necessarily been the games that have determined what well be as a team, White said. Were 7-4. Its not where we wanted to be.White was brutally honest when asked if his team was ready for ACC play, which starts New Years Day.Today were not because our record doesnt show anything that would determine us to be a good team in the ACC right now, so luckily we have two games to get ready. We have a lot of work to do but we can be ready by ACC play if we choose to.Eastern Michigan coach Rob Murphy was a bit more impressed.This was a huge step for them, losing four out of their last six, and then to win a game like this builds confidence. Syracuse is going to be a good basketball team moving forward.Quaran Jones led the Eagles (6-5) with 12 points. Jordan Nobles had 11 and 10 rebounds for his first-career double-double, while Willie Magnum IV scored 10.The Orange raced to a 52-24 halftime lead on 19-of-32 shooting from the field, including eight 3-pointers.Syracuse freshmen Thompson and Battle came off the bench and combined for 21 first-half points.Eastern Michigan, which entered the game shooting 47 percent from the field and averaging 84.8 points a game, shot 35 percent.BIG PICTUREEastern Michigan was sloppy Monday, committing a season-high 20 turnovers, many of which were unforced.Syracuse continued its pattern of beating up on lesser opponents.TIP INSEastern Michigan: The Eagles three leading scorers were held below their season averages. Willie Mangum IV (17.5) had 10; Ray Lee (17.4) scored just two; James Thompson IV (15.6) managed four.Head coach Rob Murphy spent seven seasons as an assistant under Jim Boeheim.Entering Mondays game the Eagles were fifth in the country with 117 steals, and second in steals per game at 12.6.Syracuse: Tyus Battle hit 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.Andrew White was 4 of 8 from behind the arc.White has scored in double figures in all of Syracuses games.Taurean Thompson had five assists, several of the no-look variety. Frank Howard leads the ACC in assists.UP NEXTEastern Michigan hosts Marygrove College Thursday.Syracuse hosts former Big East rival St. Johns Wednesday. Ryane Clowe Jersey .C. Lions has come to an end. Banks told TSN on Jan 2 that he had no interest in playing out the option year of his contract with the Lions in 2014, and he again made that clear in a conversation with Lions GM Wally Buono last week. Scott Stevens Devils Jersey . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. http://www.hockeydevilsstore.us/PA-Parenteau-Jersey/ .C. Lions has come to an end. Banks told TSN on Jan 2 that he had no interest in playing out the option year of his contract with the Lions in 2014, and he again made that clear in a conversation with Lions GM Wally Buono last week.Zinedine Zidane insists James Rodriguez is committed to the Real Madrid cause. Colombian playmaker James has come under fire as third-placed Real have slipped 12 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.But Zidane, speaking ahead of Saturdays home game with Celta Vigo, said: I think James has been treated a bit unfairly. However, the players are well aware that when they play well, they will get lots of nice things said about them. It bothers me when people speak ill of James because hes my player. James is committed to the cause. Toni Kroos (flu) and Luka Modric (foot) will miss the Celta game but Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal, who both served a suspension in midweek when Real won 3-1 at Levante, are available.Fellow defender Marcelo, who sat out the Atletico and Levante games with injury, is fit, as is Wales forward Gareth Bale, who has missed the last six weeks with a calf problem. Zinedine Zidane has backed James Rodriguez Gareth is going to be in the squad, which is a relief for all of us, said Zidane. Well see what happens with Wales [whether they call him up for their friendlies later this month] when the time comes, but whats important right now is Real Madrid and that we take it one step at a time with him.The team look good to me and the players have also told me that they feel an improvement. We mustnt say that they were in a bad way before, because thats not the case, but with the work weve put in, were in good shape now. Guillem Balague and Graham Hunter discuss Cristiano Ronaldos outburst towards his team-mates after the defeat to Atletico Madrid Asked whether he asked the players to show more effort following the 1-0 home defeat to city rivals Atletico last weekend, Zidane said: I may have pushed the players to run a bit more, but I also want to say that its normal for you to run less when you have the ball. Reid Boucher Jersey. That said, yes, it is easier to win every match if you run a lot. Those who played [against Levante] were ready. Real Madrid boss Zidane on the touchline Ive never liked the whole Zidanes and [Francisco] Pavons thing, because the way I see it, everyone is equal in a dressing room. The youngsters want to play and are prepared.Celta played out a goalless draw at home to fourth-placed Villarreal on Wednesday and currently occupy a Europa League position.Eduardo Berizzos side lie sixth and have been buoyed by the return of Spanish international Nolito, who spent two months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Chris Coleman is convinced Gareth Bales future remains at Real Madrid We are going to play as we know, be faithful to our game plan and to take the three points, Celtas Denmark midfielder Daniel Wass said at a pre-match press conference.All games in Spain are special but when you face one of the great teams it is even more so. There are still many games to go but Barcelona are at the top and have an important advantage over Real Madrid.This is football and anything can happen, but now I see it as difficult [for Madrid to win the league].Watch highlights of Real Madrids La Liga clash at home to Celta Vigo on Sky Sports 3 HD from 9.30pm on Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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