Wes Johnson scored 19 points, Andy Rautins hit three 3-pointers to help key an early surge and Syracuse beat Colgate 92-58 on.
K.C. Rivers had a career-high 29 points and Clemson advanced to the NIT semifinals with a 74-70 win over Syracuse on Wednesday night.
Demetris Nichols had 20 points, Andy Rautins scored 15 and Syracuse beat San Diego State 80-64 in the second round of the NIT on Monday night before a tournament-record crowd.
Eric Devendorf scored a career-high 34 points to help Syracuse rally for a 79-73 victory over South Alabama in the NIT on Wednesday night.