McNamara scored 29 points – two of them coming on the first dunk of his college career – as No. 4 Syracuse knocked off Siena 78-56. Hakim Warrick and Josh Pace added 13 each as the Orange stormed out to a 18-2 lead.
In typical fashion, McNamara, widely regarded as one of the top shooters in the country, dunked the ball after a steal and converted a four-point play to pace the Orange (5-0) early.
Siena (0-5) tried to keep up with the Orange, pulling to within nine after Tay Risher (12 points) connected on a 3-point shot to pull the Saints within 11. But McNamara and the Orange quickly responded with a flurry of offense and solid defense.
After a Warrick dunk, McNamara ripped net from the right baseline to put the Orange back up by 16. Syracuse went into break up 46-13 and was never seriously challenged in the second half.
The Saints shot 32 percent from the field and were outrebounded 54-29.
McNamara takes flight; Syracuse rolls
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