Syracuse, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - C.J. Fair dropped 19 points as fourth-
ranked Syracuse routed Binghamton, 93-65, from Carrier Dome.
Trevor Cooney made five 3-pointers en route to 17 points for Syracuse (9-0),
which won its 48th straight non-conference home tilt.
Jerami Grant tallied 14 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Orange,
while DaJuan Coleman netted 13 points with 10 boards on 5-of-6 shooting.
Jordan Reed led Binghamton (2-7) with a game-high 26 points in the setback.
Marlon Beck and Nick Madray added 14 and 11 points, respectively, as the
Bearcats lost for the fifth time in six games.
Alex Ogundadegbe netted five points in the final 1:08 for Binghamton. Prior to
that, the Bearcats' bench was scoreless. Syracuse reserves outscored their
Binghamton jumped out to an early 11-3 edge after consecutive treys by Madray,
but Cuse quickly asserted itself, running off 18 in a row for a 21-11 lead
before Beck halted the surge with a jumper. Cooney netted eight points during
The Bearcats went cold for the rest of the half against the Orange zone.
Meanwhile, Syracuse was dominant on the boards, grabbing 13 offensive rebounds
in the period to Binghamton's 12 total rebounds. Cooney and Fair had 14 apiece
as the hosts carried a commanding 54-30 lead into the break.
Cooney and Fair hit 3s on the front and back end of an 8-0 Syracuse run early
in the second half. The Orange cruised the rest of the way.
Syracuse is yet to play a true road game this season. The Orange have a week
off for exams before visiting St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Sunday,
Dec. 15 ... Syracuse improved to 5-0 all-time against Binghamton ... The
Orange outrebounded the Bearcats, 44-32 ... Binghamton assistant coach Lazarus
Sims was a guard on the Syracuse Final Four team in 1996.
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