Here are four takeaways from Saturday's victory:
1. Orange dominated the glass: Syracuse finally showed some life on the glass today as out-rebounded Cornell, 48-27. The 21-rebound difference is a season-high for the Orange. It's quite simple: when SU can hold their own on, or win, the battle of the boards, they'll have a very good chance of winning. If not, well, they could lose to just about anyone.
2. Tyler Roberson showed up: Roberson had one of those special outings he tends to have. He finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes, which is his eighth career double-double. He was dunking, rebounding and ran the floor extremely well, which was exactly what SU needed on Saturday. It's hard to get up for afternoon games in December, but Roberson did just that and played one of his best games of the season.
3. Cooney sparks key run: After a poor first half performance (0-for-5, 1 point), Cooney hit three second-half 3-pointers to spark a 25-4 run for the Orange. Once Trevor started hitting from 3, everything opened up for the Orange. As cliché as it sounds, when SU, and Cooney, are hitting shots, they'll hang with the best of 'em.
4. Malachi bounced back: When Syracuse is playing their best 2-3 defense; they're going to get rebounds from the forward positions in the zone. Against Cornell, Malachi Richardson had a career-high 8 rebounds. He also added a game-high 15 points in 32 minutes. Richardson was 4-for-4 from the free throw line, 1-of-3 from deep and 5-for-11 from the field. This all came after, what he called, the worst game of his career when he finished 4-for-20 at St. John's last Sunday afternoon.