Syracuse cruised past Binghamton 93-65 at the Carrier Dome last Saturday. C.J. Fair led the Orange with 19 points and 4 steals. Trevor Cooney chipped in 17 points while Jerami Grant, DaJuan Coleman and Ron Patterson also scored in double figures. Coleman had a team-high 10 rebounds. Jordan Reed led the Bearcats with 26 points.
- Even though the Orange trailed early 11-3, they led at halftime 54-30. This allowed Coach Boeheim to go deeper than the 7 or 8 players. Fair, who rarely misses a minute, spent more time on the court than anyone wearing white and it was only 29 minutes. The good news is Ron Patterson took advantage of his opportunity with a career-high 10 points including two 3-pointers and four points. I think Patterson will be a good player in the future, but will probably not make the rotation this season.
- The foul shooting was subpar again. 58.3% is going to lose them games in the ACC. Binghamton also shot 11 more free throws.
- The Orange only had six blocks which is surprising considering the size advantage they have over the Bearcats.
- Syracuse had 34 points off turnovers which might be the best Orange stat of the night (after the score).
“I think it is a work in progress. He (DaJuan Coleman) is working on it, doing some things better. His position is better; he is finishing better out there. It is a process. We are doing a little better job looking for him. But we have to get better inside. It is something we continually work on and are trying to improve.”