Joseph, Waiters help No. 1 Orange top Providence
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Dion Waiters had 12 points, seven coming during a decisive first-half run, Scoop Jardine added 10 points and nine assists, and top-ranked Syracuse beat undermanned Providence 78-55 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten.
The victory for the Orange (19-0, 6-0 Big East) matches the school record for wins to start a season, set in 1999-2000. Syracuse will try to break the mark Monday night at home against Pittsburgh. The Panthers (11-7, 0-5) are the only winless team in the Big East after a 62-57 loss on Saturday at No. 25 Marquette — their sixth straight setback.
The win also was the 875th for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, moving him within one of Adolph Rupp for fourth place all-time in Division I.
Kris Joseph led Syracuse with 13 points, seldom-used Mookie Jones had 10, and C.J. Fair added nine.
Kadeem Batts led Providence (12-7, 1-5) with 13 points.