Hakim Warrick scored 21 points, dished three assists and added three blocks as No. 8 Syracuse outlasted Drexel 74-54.
Sophomore Darryl Watkins put in career highs of 14 points and 13 rebounds while Josh Pace added 14 for Syracuse (9-1).
The Dragons pulled to within seven points as Phil Goss (11 points) hit a baseline runner. But Warrick responded with a layup and found Watkins for another, sparking a 10-2 that put Syracuse up 61-44 with 7:36 left.
Orange outlast Drexel
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