Syracuse is unbeaten and rolling through its schedule. The Orange now have a chance for revenge Saturday when they host Big East rival Marquette, the last team to defeat them.
The No. 1 team in the country for the past four weeks, Syracuse (16-0, 3-0) has beaten up the second tier of the conference - thrashing Seton Hall, DePaul and Providence by a combined 59 points.
The 20th-ranked Golden Eagles (12-3, 1-1) will be only the second Top 25 team the Orange have had to face. Syracuse's narrowest margin of victory came in the first such matchup, beating then-No. 10 Florida 72-68 on Dec. 2.
The Orange were in another tight game early in the second half Wednesday before pulling away for an 87-73 win at Providence, shooting a season-high 61.1 percent while Brandon Triche led six players in double figures with 16 points.
"It was the best shooting night we've had all year. If it hadn't happened that way, the game could have easily gone the other way," said coach Jim Boeheim, who has sev...