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Syracuse wins fourth straight after blowing out Bucknell, 97-46 (full coverage)

Syracuse dominated from tip to buzzer in a 97-46 victory over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.

The Orange played with energy on both ends of the floor as it zoomed out to a 51-26 halftime lead and cruised from there.

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Syracuse’s 51 points were the most in the first half of a game for the Orange since a 53-point first half against Eastern Michigan in the 2016-17 season.

The 51-point final margin was the largest in a Syracuse win since the Orange beat Monmouth 108-56 on Dec. 8, 2012.

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Syracuse basketball hopes to continue its home winning streak Saturday with a matchup against the Patriot League’s Bucknell Bison.

Syracuse (3-1, 0-1) took down Cornell, 72-53, on Wednesday in the third Battle of the Boeheims at the Carrier Dome. Bucknell (2-3, 0-0) has lost back-to-back road games against Canisius and Penn State.

Saturday’s game marks the 11th meeting between the two schools. The Orange lead the all-time series, 9-1. The last contest took place in 2011 in the Dome when Syracuse was ranked No. 1 in the nation. Kris Joseph led all scorers with 17 points as the Orange posted a 80-61 victory. Bucknell’s only win against the ‘Cuse was a 74-69 victory in the Dome in 2005.

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