Kris Joseph had 17 points, Scoop Jardine added 14, and No. 1 Syracuse (12-0) cruised past visiting Bucknell, 80-61, on Tuesday night.
It was only the second time Bucknell (7-5) has played the No. 1 team in the nation. Mike Muscala, Patriot League player of the year last season, finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for Bucknell.
Ohio State 70, Lamar 50 - Jared Sullinger bounced back from his latest injury to score 18 points and grab 11 rebounds, leading the No. 2 Buckeyes (11-1) past the 8-4 Cardinals in Columbus, Ohio.
Pitt 71, St. Francis 47 - J.J. Moore scored 15 points as the No. 15 Panthers crushed the Red Flash in Pittsburgh. The Panthers (11-1) won their ninth straight by holding the Red Flash (3-8) to 35 percent shooting.
Kentucky 82, Samford 50 - Doron Lamb scored 26 points to lead the No. 3 Wildcats (10-1) in a rout over Samford (3-7) to extend their home winning streak to 41 games.
Led by Shey Peddy's 18 points, the
women's team defeated visiting
, 59-53. The Owls (5-5) won their third straight. Markel Walker, a Philadelphia native with a large hometown following, had 13 points and a game-high eight boards for the 5-5 Bruins. . . .
's women's team (6-5) was defeated in its final game of the Bahamas Sunshine Shootout in Nassau by 7-4
, 76-54. Chrissy Esbensen (St. Pius X) led the Mighty Macs with 18 points. . . .
(5-7) defeated 5-6
, 75-69, in a men's game in Glassboro. Rowan guard Rich McNamara (Seneca) scored a game-high 22 points. . . . Shea Wassel scored 15 points but the
women (5-5) fell to 7-1
, 80-74, in Galloway, N.J. . . . The
women's team held off a late charge from visiting