Wes Johnson had 18 points on 6-for-12 shooing and Scoop Jardine had 14 off the bench as Syracuse ran away from Vermont in its 79-56 win.
Vermont got as close as 58-44 with 7:52 left in the second, but Syracuse responded with a 19-6 run and led 77-50 with 1:39 left.
Syracuse answered the second-half bell with authority. After allowing Vermont ended the first on a 15-2 run, and crept back into the game down 37-25 at the half. The Orange answered with a 14-7 run to start the second half and lead 51-32 with 16:37 left.
Scoop Jardine has 11 points while Wes Johnson and Rick Jackson have eight points each.
Marqus Blakely had 17 points for the Catamounts.