Kris Joseph scored 17 points, Brandon Triche added 16, and top-ranked Syracuse remained unbeaten with a gritty 73-66 victory over No. 20 Marquette on Saturday.
There are games a team needs to win. There are games teams have to win. Syracuse won a game it had to win over UConn on Wednesday night.
Jim Boeheim just stared at the Carrier Dome court that bears his name. Another game was slipping away from his Orange and he was out of answers.
Kris Joseph scored 18 points and No. 4 Syracuse remained undefeated with a 76-59 victory over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
The only regular-season meeting with St. John’s would appear to be an ideal chance to keep Syracuse’s unbeaten streak going. The improved Red Storm, however, will likely provide a much stiffer challenge this time.
Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim is in a good place as he starts his 35th season as coach at his alma mater — he has a seemingly endless well of talent.