SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Round one of the Boeheims versus Boeheim went to Syracuse but it wasn't easy. The Orange just managed to avoid a huge upset against Cornell Saturday.
Brothers Buddy Boeheim of Syracuse and Jimmy Boeheim of the Big Red played against each other for the first time in their collegiate careers. Their father, Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, didn't have much time to enjoy the family affair as he watched his team struggle to a 63-55 win for its 39th straight victory against its upstate foe.
Tyus Battle scored 26 points and Oshae Brissett had 19 as Syracuse (5-2) held off Cornell (4-4) to remain unbeaten at home.