MONTREAL All 10 players who suited up for Syracuse University found the bottom of the net, and the Orange opened its Canadian tour by doubling up McGill, 80-40, at Love Competition Hall on Wednesday.
Sophomore forward Jerami Grant scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead four Syracuse players in double figures.
C.J. Fair netted all 13 of his points in the first half, Tyler Ennis tallied 11 points in his first collegiate game, and Trevor Cooney chipped in with 10 points.
Syracuse shot 30-of-71 (.423), while holding McGill to just 15-of-60 (.250) from the floor. SU held a 26-18 rebounding edge and outscored the Redmen 48-16 in the paint.
Syracuse will be back in action tonight at 7 as the Orange continues its four-game swing with an exhibition against Bishops at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.
The Orange jumped out to a 15-1 lead just over five minutes into the game on the heels of nine consecutive points from Fair that included a baseline 3 and an alley-oop from Grant.
SU held the Redmen without a field goal for the first 5 1/2 minutes and Grant took over for the rest of the opening period. He scored six straight points to give the Orange a 21-6 lead at the end of the quarter.
Syracuse continued its strong play to open the second quarter, scoring 14 of the first 16 points to extend its lead to 35-8.
Redmen guard Simon Bibeau nailed two quick 3s to cut the deficit to 37-14, but the Orange responded with a 10-2 run to take a 47-16 edge into the locker room.
In the second half, McGill never got closer than 29 points and Syracuse held its largest lead of the game at 43 points following a baseline jumper from Coleman to make it 73-30.
Cooney had the hot hand in the closing half, scoring the Oranges last points of the third quarter with a dunk off a steal at midcourt. He alsoscored eight straight points at the beginning of the fourth that included a pair from beyond the arc.
All Syracuse players logged at least 11 minutes. Fair was limited to just 11 minutes with a lower left leg injury and didnt play in the second half as a precaution.
McGill was led by Bibeau, who recorded 15 points.