Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse Orange Cruise Past Binghamton Bearcats

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.”

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Basketball Syracuse Orange