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Big East Notes: Syracuse Dominates Drexel

I thought it was going to be a game. I guess, that's what I get for thinking.

On Tuesday night, the No. 5 Syracuse Orange clobbered the Drexel Dragons, 93-65, at the Carrier Dome.

Sean Keeley of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician summed it up best:

"That was the scary Drexel team we've been hearing about? The one that beat Louisville in the YUM? The one that's apparently having their best season ever?"

"Either they're not quite as good as advertised or the Orange just about put together their best performance of the season in a 93-65 demolition job."

Head coach Jim Boeheim believes it was the latter of Keeley's synopsis, because he was pleased with the effort from the offense, which was led by forward Kris Joseph, who netted a collegiate-best 25 points.

“I think Drexel’s a very good team and earlier in the year this would’ve been a very different game,’’ Boeheim said. “We’re playing much better offensively. Much more confidence. Everybody was good tonight. Earlier in the year, we were getting one or two guys; maybe, playing good. Everybody was good on offense tonight.’’

For the second year in a row, the Orange (13-0) head into Big East undefeated, a feat not many SU fans could have predicted -- that includes me, who still has a hard time, for some reason, believing that this SU squad is THAT good. But, as always, I love to be proved wrong.

On Wednesday, another SB Nation New York college hoops team tries to keep a streak alive.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-2) go for their sixth straight victory as they host St. Peter's (7 p.m.).