A quick take on Syracuse's 83-55 win over Colgate to open the 2016-17 season on Friday evening.
WHAT HAPPENED: A 21-4 run from Syracuse midway through the first half put SU in complete control of a game that flashed some of the team's potential for this season.
ANALYSIS: There isn't much to glean from a game that the Orange plays against an inferior opponent, but SU clicked off all the boxes in the win. The Orange dominated inside, scoring 48 points in the paint and held a +9 margin in the rebounding category. Syracuse's two point guards, John Gillon and Frank Howard, were impressive throughout, combining for 24 points.