45 years ago, Syracuse and Colgate staged an epic game. Today, Colgate didn't even score 45 points.
Every single player on the Syracuse roster played and the Orange held the Raiders to a mere eight points in the first half as they enjoyed a 100-43 breather after the big Michigan State win.
It was a one-sided affair, to say the least.
Syracuse led by as many as 63 points. The 57-point final equaled Syracuse’s largest win in Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s 35-year tenure. Syracuse beat C.W. Post 129-72 in the 1989-90 season.
Colgate, which scored just eight first-half points, did manage to avoid breaking the Carrier Dome record for fewest points in a game. Syracuse set that record with its 58-35 win over Colgate on Dec. 10, 2005.
Rick Jackson was your clubhouse leader with eighteen points and ten rebounds for yet another double-double. Dion Waiters followed with seventeen points, Triche added 14 on 3-5 shooting from beyond the arc and Scoop pours in thirteen.
Fab Melo only saw six minutes of action before leaving the game with an injury. He didn't come out of the tunnel with the team in the second half and returned later only to spend the rest of the game on the bench.
Other than Melo, every other guy on that bench got to see some court time tonight. Mookie Jones and James Southerland desperately needed a chance to audition for a role in the rotation this season. Not sure either did much to nail it. Mookie scored nine but was also chucking as usual, Southerland looked better with seven points and nine boards.
Kudos to Brandon Reese for grabbing a rebound and an assist. And Griffin Hoffmann joined Club Three Trillion. Big evening, indeed.
The Orange now get a week off as they prepare for Iona in the Dome next Saturday.