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If Eric Devendorf's absence was supposed to send the Orange into a tailspin, it certainly didn't show tonight. The Orange cruised to their 42nd consecutive win over Colgate by a score of 87-59.

It was never a question as SU jumped out to a 16-5 lead five minutes into the game and a 25-11 lead ten minutes in.
It was a mostly impressive performance all around. The Orange shot 54 percent, outscored Colgate 50-22 in the paint and out-rebounded them 45-29. They also limited the dangerous shooters on the Raiders to 29 percent from beyond the arc.

As predicted, Donte Greene led the Orange with 26 points and 5 boards in Greene's seventh 20+ game this season.

Arinze Onuaku had another monster game as well, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. He was seven of eight from the field.

Jonny Flynn and Paul Harris also scored in double-figures. New-starter Scoop Jardine added 4 points and five assists but added four turnovers. Flynn added dix turnovers of his own as the Orange committed 21 as a team. With a backcourt in disarray and everyone adjusting, it's an acceptable problem for the game but one that will need to fixed quickly.

Once-redshirted freshman center Sean Williams made his Orange debut in the second half and contributed four points and a blocked shot.

While the win was nice, it by no means solidified this topsy-turvy season for the Orange. Still, nice to see the Orange faithful are sticking by their team. These guys are far from perfect but they seem capable of doing a lot together, with or without Devendorf. The Orange next face Cornell on Saturday in the Dome.

(AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)