The Syracuse Orange defeated the Binghamton Bearcats 93-65 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. The Orange remain undefeated at 9-0, and the Bearcats fell to 2-7.
The Orange outscored, outrebounded, out-assisted, and out-stole the Bearcats by wide margins for a dominant victory at home. Syracuse managed 72 shot attempts from the field, which was 22 more than Binghamton. The Bearcats will look to improve their rebounding and defense in order to have a chance in future contests.
Syracuse had five players in double digits. Team captain C.J. Fair scored 19 points with 4 steals. Sophomore guard Trevor Cooney had the quick hands going as well with 4 steals and 17 points. Sophomore forward Jerami Grant netted 14 points, grabbed 5 boards, and dropped 5 dimes. Big man DaJuan Coleman was a force in the low post with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Ron Patterson added 10 points and 4 rebounds.
Binghamton was led by sophomore guard Jordan Reed, who scored a game-high 26 points. The young man from Philadelphia hit 13 of 14 free throws, and grabbed 7 boards. Freshman guard Marlon Beck finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and freshman forward Nick Madray scored 11 points with 4 rebounds.
After tonight’s contest, one has to wonder if Syracuse will soon be number one in the country. It probably won’t happen in the next AP Poll, but if they continue their winning ways, don’t be surprised to see the Orange on top.