Syracuse tops ASU in Battle 4 Atlantis consolation bracket

Buddy Boeheim tied a season high with 23 points and Syracuse surged ahead late in the first half, withstood a late charge and recorded a 92-84 victory over Arizona State on Thursday night in the consolation bracket of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Islands, Bahamas.Junior Jesse Edwards scored a career-best 21 points for the Orange (3-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak.Syracuse will face No. 19 Auburn on Friday in the fifth-place game. Arizona State (2-4) will oppose Loyola Chicago in the seventh-place game.Buddy Boeheim shot 7 of 17 from the floor, made 8 of 11 free throws and added six rebounds and five assists.Edwards converted four dunks, made 9 of 11 shots and grabbed eight rebounds for Syracuse, which shot 54.1 percent on field-goal attempts.Cole Swider added 19 points and 11 rebounds while Joseph Girard III contributed 16 points and five assists for Syracuse, which played each of its five starters 35 minutes or more. Jimmy Boeheim chipped in 11 and eight boards, helping Syracuse produce a 42-32 rebounding edge.

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