Syracuse scored first and never gave up the lead for the entire game, after freshman center DaJuan Coleman got the team started early off of his jumper.
Despite a strong presence from beyond the arc by the Princeton Tigers, Syracuse did not allow them any closer than six. Princeton finished the game shooting 8-for-19 from deep after a last second miss.
Orange senior forward James Southerland tied and surpassed his single-game career high in points with 22 on the night.
Syracuse sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams complimented his last game where he recorded 11 assists with nine assists in this match as he continues to become accustomed to running the point for the Orange.
The team is now 2-0 at home this season and 3-0 overall after winning their 22-consecutive game inside the Carrier Dome, dating back to the 2010-11 season.