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Syracuse scored on eight of nine possessions at one point, including four 3s, two each by Devendorf and Andy Rautins. Flynn found Devendorf in the corner with a no-look bounce pass on the break and he hit a 3 that made it 74-55 with 9:09 to play.
"That's the kind of player Eric is," Flynn said. "He's an emotional player and we knew we can ride his back for the last such and such minutes of the game. He really carried us."
Onuaku had 15 points for Syracuse, while Ongenaet had 12 and Rautins 11.
Devendorf was 5-for-8 on 3s as the Orange went 9-of-18 for the game from behind the arc.
"Seton Hall is a difficult team to play against. They come at you hard. They were very patient. They got back in the zone," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "The second half we were better moving the ball. Jonny did a great job of finding people."
Syracuse tied a tournament record with 30 assists, matching Georgetown against Connecticut in 1985. The Orange had the 30 assists on 37 field goals.
Robert Mitchell had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Seton Hall, which finished 9-for-28 on 3s with Hazell going 5-for-15.
"It was just a real physical game," Seton Hall guard Paul Gause said. "We know their players. They know us. There's no bad blood between us at all. ... It's who responded and they responded a little bit better than we did."
Syracuse was just 6-for-20 from the free throw line with Onuaku making one of five.
Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez missed the teams' regular season meeting, a 100-76 Syracuse victory at home, as he served a one-game suspension from the Big East over an incident with Rutgers coach Fred Hill in the final game of the 2007-08 regular season.
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