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Fair had 40 points and 20 rebounds despite his injury. Dion Waiters added 24 points and nine assists. Baye Moussa Keita had 17 rebounds, six blocks, and eight points while averaging 11.4 minutes, and Fab Melo is coming off his best game _ a 5-of-5 shooting performance for 10 points vs. DePaul.

Syracuse hit 7 of 9 from beyond the arc and shot a season-high 71.4 percent in overpowering DePaul 107-59 on Saturday, the most lopsided game in Big East history. And during the streak, the Orange have seemed at home at the foul line, converting 71.4 percent (45 of 63). Not bad for a team that was mired most of the season at the bottom of the Big East in that category.

“You never know who’s going to get hot and what’s going to happen,” Jardine said. “The thing we’ve got to focus on is to continue to play hard, play every possession at both ends.”

It’s worked so far.