They had just a one-point lead midway through the first half – thanks to a 3-10 shooting start – and the Orange offense looked on its way to another questionable scoring output. Syracuse didn’t make a three-pointer all night, an all-time low on a team that already struggles in that department.
The shots, again, just wouldn’t fall.
Then Kaleb Joseph drove coast-to-coast and rolled in a righty floater off the glass to give Syracuse a 10-7 lead at the 12:17 mark. Joseph’s leaner started an overpowering 31-10 run by the Orange to end the first half.