Cole Swider and Joe Girard III each scored 11 points for Syracuse (2-0). Girard made three 3-pointers and had five assists and three steals and Swider added five rebounds, four assists and five steals.
Drexel (1-1), an NCAA Tournament teams out of the Colonial Athletic Association last season, led 33-32 at halftime but Buddy Boeheim assisted on 3-pointers by Swider and Girard — who is 8 for 8 from behind the arc this season — and the found Jimmy Boeheim for a jumper in an 8-0 run to open the second half and Syracuse led the rest of the way.
Syracuse shot 63% in the second half while flustering the Drexel offense, running shooters off their spots with Jesse Edwards protecting the rim. The 6-foot-11 center had a career-high four blocks to go along with eight points on 4-of-4 shooting and four rebounds.
Syracuse had 15 steals and scored 25 points off 20 Dragons turnovers and outscored Drexel 40-16 in the paint.
PRINCETON ROLLS PAST PENN - Via Ivy League
Ethan Wright scored 16 points to help lead Princeton to a 74-64 win over Penn.
Arizona State hands Utah 6th straight loss 64-62
— Jalen Graham scored six of Arizona State's final nine points and the Sun Devils beat Utah 64-62 on Monday for the Utes' sixth straight loss.
Notre Dame wins at Howard 71-68 in MLK Classic
— Dane Goodwin scored 17 points, Nate Laszewski had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Notre Dame beat Howard 71-68 on Monday in the MLK Classic.