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Syracuse and Wichita State continue unbeaten runs

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Syracuse and Wichita State basketball both overcame hurdles at the weekend to maintain their 100% perfect records in college basketball this season. 

Fourth-ranked Wichita State beat Northern Iowa 82-73 on Saturday night, while the No. 1-ranked Orange maintained its poise for a 57-44 victory over Clemson on Sunday. 

'Cuse extended their streak to 23-0 and solidified their rank as the best in the nation by overcoming a Tigers side that looked to try and make them change their normal style of play. 

But the Orange stayed disciplined on offense, choosing their shots wisely and not rushing forward on transition for the quick score. 

C.J. Fair led Syracuse with 19 points - rebounding excellently from his worst game of the season last time out - while Jerami Grant added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Syracuse tops the ACC with a 10-0 record. This is the first time that the orange has ever been 10-0 in conference play, including its 34 years as a member of the Big East.

Meanwhile, over in the Missouri Valley Conference, after finishing its toughest week of the season with two more wins, an undefeated regular season is a real possibility for Wichita State.

The Shockers became the first team to open 25-0 since Derrick Rose helped Memphis win its first 26 games in 2007-08, as they overcome a Northern Iowa side that are hard to beat at home. 

Tekele Cotton came out of the game with 18 points, four assists and four rebounds while Fred VanVleet ended up with 14 points and seven rebounds in an impressive display by Wichita, who were caused problems by Northern Iowa despite the nine-point winning margin.

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