SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Rick Jackson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, his eighth double-double of the season, and Syracuse clamped down on another opponent as the No. 8 Orange humbled upstate New York rival Colgate 100-43 on Saturday night.
It was the 163rd meeting between the teams and 45th straight victory in the series for Syracuse (10-0), and it was no contest from the opening tip. It matched the largest margin of victory for the Orange in Jim Boeheim's 35 years as head coach, tying the 57-point margin in a 129-72 win over C.W. Post 21 years ago to the day.
Colgate (0-8), which lost to top-ranked Duke 110-58 three weeks ago, made only three baskets and scored just eight points in the first half. That was the fewest points allowed in a half by Syracuse since Princeton scored 11 in a 60-43 loss in November 1999.
Brandon Triche hit a pair of 3s as the Orange scored the first 12 points of the game, and their defense stymied Colgate's shooters the entire period, allowing few, if any, open looks. The Raiders had 15 turnovers and Syracuse scored 20 points off those miscues in building a 46-8 halftime lead.
Syracuse also had 12 steals and 10 blocks as Colgate missed all six of its 3-point attempts in the opening period and made just 3 of 28 shots (10.7 percent). The Raiders finished 1 of 13 from beyond the arc in the game and were 10 of 56 from the field (17.9 percent).
Dion Waiters had 17 points, Triche finished with 14, and Scoop Jardine 13 for Syracuse.
Joe Hoban had 14 points, 11 from the free throw line, to lead Colgate. Nick Pascale, a 6-foot-10 junior from the Syracuse suburb of DeWitt, had six points in his first start of the season, and Brandon James also had six. Yaw Gyawu, Colgate's top scorer with a 13.7 average, finished with four points. The Raiders played their second straight game without second-leading scorer and co-captain Mike Venezia, who was out with a knee injury.
Gyawu finally broke through for Colgate's first points with a layup at 16:12. But after Mitch Rolls converted a runner in the lane at 14:45, Colgate didn't get another basket until John Brandenburg converted an inbound pass with a pretty shot off the glass with 65 seconds left in the half. Sterling Melville hit a pair of free throws for Colgate's other points.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim freely substituted, giving 10 players time, and the Orange finally hit from long range with some consistency. They entered the game making just 29 percent from beyond the arc and converted 7 of 14 in the first half and 11 of 25 for the game.
Colgate hasn't come close to that initial victory since its first game of the season, a 62-60 home loss to Binghamton. The Raiders' last win over the Orange was a 67-63 triumph on Feb. 24, 1962, a few months before Boeheim enrolled as a student at Syracuse.