Syracuse Vs. Providence Final Score: No. 1 Orange Tie School Record For Consecutive Victories

Four players scored in double figures Saturday night, as the No. 1-ranked Syracuse Orange routed the Providence Friars, 78-55, in a Big East Conference men's basketball game at the Carrier Dome. Senior guard Scoop Jardine tallied 10 points and dished out nine assists for the Orange (19-0, 6-0), who tied a school record of 19 consecutive victories to being a season. SU will have a chance to set the school mark Monday when they host the Pittsburgh Panthers in a "Big Monday" showdown (7:30 p.m. on ESPN).


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Syracuse will also remain atop of the college basketball rankings for the six straight weeks, which also will tie a school record that was set during the 1989-90 campaign.

Senior forward Kris Joseph ended the game with a team-best 13 points for Syracuse, which trailed 17-16 with 5:57 to go in the first half, but used a 15-0 run to take a commanding 38-21 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Orange used runs of 23-0 and two 19-0 runs to collect their second victory over the Friars in just nine days.

Providence (12-7, 1-5) played without their top scorer and passer, junior guard Vincent Council, and dropped their fifth game in six tries.

For more coverage of Syracuse vs. Providence stay tuned to our SU Basketball StoryStream. For more Syracuse coverage, visit our team page and our blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. For more Big East basketball coverage, visit Big East Coast Bias.

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