Colgate 35

(4-5, 1-4 away)

Syracuse 58

(7-2, 6-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 10, 2005

    Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York

    1 2 T
    COLG 18 1735
    SYR 22 3658

    Top Performers

    Colgate: A. Reed 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Syracuse: D. Nichols 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Syracuse 58, Colgate 35

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Gerry McNamara scored 14 points, Demetris Nichols had 13 and Syracuse used an overwhelming second-half surge to beat Colgate 58-35 on Saturday night.

    It was the fourth straight win for the Orange (7-2) and their 40th straight triumph over Colgate (4-5).

    Syracuse led only 22-18 at halftime and the Raiders seemed poised to make a game of it when Alvin Reed hit a fallaway jumper in the first minute of the second period.

    The Orange, playing their first game in a week, responded with a 27-2 run, holding the Raiders without a basket for nearly nine minutes to take command. Colgate shot 29.8 percent for the game and committed 23 turnovers.

    Eric Devendorf scored three straight baskets and McNamara made a pair of free throws after a technical was called against Colgate coach Emmett Davis, boosting the lead to 30-20 at 16:33.

    After Reed hit a scoop shot in the lane with 15:53 left, Syracuse scored 19 straight points while the Raiders were making just 2-of-12 shots. McNamara hit three 3-pointers to finish the spurt and give the Orange a 49-22 lead.

    Terrence Roberts had nine points, six of the Orange's 12 blocks and six turnovers.

    Reed led the Raiders with 11 points and Kyle Chones had eight points and seven rebounds as Colgate equaled Syracuse with 30 boards.

    The Orange fell behind at the start when Kyle Chones hit a 3 from the left wing in the first minute of play to give Colgate a 3-0 lead. Although the Orange missed eight of their first nine shots, the Raiders never took advantage in their slowdown game, letting the shot clock wind down repeatedly looking for an open shot that rarely came and then missing.

    The Orange trailed 9-4 before going on a 15-3 run to take the lead. A 3-pointer by McNamara from the top of the key off a nice feed and screen by Josh Wright tied the score at 9-9, and a fallaway jumper along the baseline by Nichols gave Syracuse a 13-12 lead.

    A hook in the lane by Darryl Watkins, a driving layup by Wright and a bank shot by Nichols gave the Orange a 19-12 lead. But a goaltending call against Watkins in the final minute moved the Raiders within 22-18 at the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 35 58
    FG Made-Attempted 14-47 (.298) 22-46 (.478)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-2 (1.000) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 27

    2005-06 Season

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