Saturday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Kris Joseph had 18 points, Scoop Jardine had 15 points and nine assists, and fifth-ranked Syracuse beat No. 15 Notre Dame 70-58 on Saturday.

The Orange (15-0, 2-0 Big East) broke open a tight game with a 17-3 run that started with a jumper from the top of the key by Joseph. That snapped a 44-44 tie with 13:02 left as the Irish (12-2, 1-1) began losing the ball too often.

After committing only four turnovers in the first half, the Irish had nine by the 11-minute mark in the second and the Orange capitalized.

Freshman Dion Waiters converted a three-point play, Jardine hit a 3 on the wing off a pretty pass out from under the basket by Jackson, and James Southerland swished a 3 from the top of the key during the decisive spurt for a 61-47 lead with 7:48 left.

Tim Abromaitis led Notre Dame with 15 points, Ben Hansbrough had 12 and Scott Martin 10.

No. 9 Georgetown 86, DePaul 75

WASHINGTON (AP) — Austin Freeman and Jason Clark scored 21 points apiece, and Georgetown survived a second-half scare Saturday before pulling away for a win over DePaul in the Hoyas’ first New Year’s Day game in 68 years.

Chris Wright added 17 points — all in the second half — as Georgetown (12-2, 1-1 Big East) rebounded from a loss to Notre Dame in its conference opener. The Hoyas never trailed, but they had an 11-point led cut to one with 14 minutes remaining before a pair of 8-0 runs put the game out of reach.

Freshman Cleveland Melvin scored a season-high 29 points for the Blue Demons (6-8, 0-2), who have lost 25 straight road games, 15 straight games against Big East opponents and 10 in a row against Georgetown.

No. 16 BYU 93, Fresno Pacific 57

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Stephen Rogers scored 16 points to lead Brigham Young to the victory.

Jimmer Fredette finished with 13 points and reserve Jackson Emery had 12 for BYU (14-1). Chris Collinsworth added 11.

Charles Abouo’s rebound dunk just before the first-half buzzer capped a 22-4 BYU run that included the last 13 points of the half. The surge run pushed the Cougars’ lead to 44-24.

Jerante Morgan finished with 25 points for Fresno Pacific (10-3).

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