Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) - C.J. Fair and Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 points apiece to help the ninth-ranked Syracuse Orange post a 77-58 victory over a St. John's club that was without its head coach.
Fair added nine rebounds, while Carter-Williams compiled eight assists and a career-high six steals.
James Southerland returned from a six-game absence due to an eligibility issue to score 13 points for the Orange (20-3, 8-2 Big East), who extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 37 games.
Brandon Triche had 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds in Syracuse's eighth win in a row over the Red Storm. The Orange have also beaten St. John's eight straight times at the Carrier Dome.
Jakarr Sampson paced the Red Storm (15-9, 7-5) with a game-high 21 points.
St. John's head coach Steve Lavin missed the game due to the passing of his father, Albert "Cap" Lavin. Assistant Rico Hines took over the coaching duties.