Syracuse took the court against St. John’s already with four non-conference regular season losses on its resume for just the third time under Jim Boeheim.
That non-conference resume now includes a fifth loss, and this one to the Red Storm is the worst one yet. SU got blown out at home 93-60.
It’s the second largest margin of victory for St. John’s in the history of this series.
Chris Mullin’s squad used hot outside shooting to build a 10-point halftime lead.
The Red Storm made seven shots from behind the three-point line in the first half. St. John’s finished with 12 makes from distance in the game.
Bashir Ahmed led three players in double figures for the visitors with 20 points.
St. John’s shot 53 percent from the field compared to just 33 percent for Syracuse.
SU was led Tyler Lydon who started despite leaving Monday night’s game with a strained Achilles tendon. Lydon finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
DaJuan Coleman and Taurean Thompson both chipped in with 10 points as well.
This marks the first time since 1992-’93 that St. John’s has won three straight games in this series.
Next up for the 7-5 Orange is Cornell on Tuesday night inside the Dome.
After that game, it’s on to the ACC schedule which begins on January 1 at Boston College.