Jeremy McNeil added 12 points and six blocks, both career highs as Syracuse (2-1) defeated its instate rivals for the 37th straight time. The loss snapped Colgate's (2-3) two game winning streak.
The Raiders actually took a 44-42 lead in the first half using an effective full court press that left the Orangemen reeling with only Gerry McNamara in the lineup. When the freshman point guard sat, sophomore Josh Pace took over at point guard and had trouble bringing up the ball.
The Raiders also shot well from downtown, nailing 8-13 from beyond the arc behind good ball movement and screens. But the Orangemen proved to be too much in the second half, using a 17-4 run and then held the Raiders scoreless for the final six minutes.
Anthony has been as good as advertised to start the season scoring 27, 28 and 27 points while grabbing 11, 10 and 11 rebounds. The rest of the Orangemen fed off Anthony as Kueth Duany chipped in 21 points, Hakim Warrick added 15 and Gerry McNamara 14.
For the Raiders, Andrew Zidar grabbed seven rebounds and scored 11 points, two of which pulled the Raiders to within three points with just under 17 minutes left. But McNamara exploded for eight points in five minutes, including a three pointer to put Syracuse in control, 73-57.
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