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Syracuse dominates inside for 72-58 win over Colgate

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Tyus Battle scored 24 points, Oshae Brissett added a career-high 20 and Syracuse defeated Colgate 72-58 on Saturday.

It was Syracuse's 52nd-straight win over Colgate, tying the all-time record for most consecutive wins against one opponent.

Frank Howard had 18 points and five turnovers for the Orange (8-1).

Jack Ferguson had a career-high 20 points to lead the Raiders (3-6), who stayed in the game on the strength of 14-of-35 field goals from beyond the 3-point arc. Jordan Swopshire had 13 and Will Rayman 12.

Syracuse dominated inside, outscoring the smaller Raiders 28-10 in the paint.

The Raiders held an early 5-3 lead but the Orange reeled off 10 straight points to take a 13-5 lead and never trailed the rest of the way. Syracuse led 38-26 at the intermission.

Battle scored 15 first-half points. Howard and Brissett chipped in with nine and seven points, respectively. Syracuse hit a sizzling 15-of-26 from the field and 5-of-12 from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes. Battle hit 3-of-6 from 3 in the half, he finished 4-for-9.

BIG PICTURE:

Colgate: The Raiders, out of their league against Syracuse, should be able to get their act together Tuesday.

Syracuse: The Orange can bask in its excellent start for a full week before meeting old Big East foe Georgetown. The week off should give backup center Bourama Sidibe time to heal a sprained right ankle. Marek Dolezaj held the fort against UConn and Colgate but Sidibe, a freshman, has emerged as a reliable backup to starter Paschal Chukwu.

UP NEXT:

Colgate has a home matchup Tuesday against NJIT.

Syracuse has a week off until Saturday when it goes on the road to face former Big East rival Georgetown.
 

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