SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)-- Kris Joseph scored 17 points, Brandon Triche added 16, and top-ranked Syracuse remained unbeaten with a gritty 73-66 victory over No. 20 Marquette on Saturday.
Syracuse (17-0, 4-0 Big East) is two wins away from matching the school's best start, established a decade ago.
Marquette (12-4, 1-2) entered the game 1-7 against the top-ranked teams. The Golden Eagles' lone triumph was 83-69 over Kentucky in the 2003 NCAA tournament, which earned them a trip to the Final Four in New Orleans, where Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to its lone national championship. The Golden Eagles lost 82-77 to Duke in November 2010 in their previous try.
C.J. Fair had 13 points and Dion Waiters added 12 to go with seven assists and three steals.
Darius Johnson-Odom led Marquette with 19 points and Jae Crowder had 15.