Dion Waiters had 17 points, Kris Joseph and James Southerland each had 15, and No. 5 Syracuse beat Manhattan 92-56 on Monday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The Orange (2-0) will play Albany (1-1) at home on Tuesday night. The Great Danes beat Brown 77-68 earlier Monday in the Carrier Dome. Gerardo Suero had 29 points and Logan Aronhalt added 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Albany.
Syracuse had won 11 straight in the series against Manhattan, the most recent 87-82 in overtime six years ago. This one was over at halftime.
The Orange were 22 of 38 (57.9 percent) in the opening period, 7 of 13 from beyond the arc, with Joseph hitting 3 of 4 to go over 1,000 points in his career. And the Syracuse defense forced 16 turnovers, blocked seven shots, and held the Jaspers to 9 of 29 shooting (31 percent) as the Orange built a 52-26 lead at the break.
Brandon Triche had 12 points and 7-foot center Fab Melo again was a force down low, finishing with 11 points, a career-high nine rebounds...