SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kris Joseph had a career-high 25 points, Scoop Jardine added 21 and Rick Jackson had his ninth double-double of the season as No. 5 Syracuse remained unbeaten with a 93-65 victory over Drexel on Wednesday night.
It was the final nonconference game for Syracuse (13-0), which begins Big East play on Tuesday, at home against Providence. Drexel (8-2) had won six straight since a 74-68 loss at Rhode Island in the third game of the season.
Four years ago, the Dragons surprised the 23rd-ranked Orange 84-79 for their first win over a ranked team since 1996. Jardine and Jackson, who are from Philadelphia, weren't about to let that happen again.
After missing five of its first six shots, Syracuse made 27 of its next 35, putting the game well out of reach by hitting 18 of its first 20 shots in the second half.