SYRACUSE, New York (Ticker) -- After a span of 25 years, Jim Boeheim can still teach Louis Orr a few tricks of the trade.
Gerry McNamara scored 23 points to lead No. 7 Syracuse to a 75-50 win over Seton Hall in a Big East Conference game.
Orr, who helped Boeheim win 100 games as a player from 1976-1980, lost for the fifth time in six matchups against his former coach.
Syracuse (15-1, 2-0 Big East) jumped to a 10-1 lead and Seton Hall missed 12 of its first 15 shots as the Orange posted a 36-22 advantage at halftime.
"Our defense was really good," Boeheim said. "We were active the whole game. We played extremely well tonight."
McNamara hit a pair of 3-pointers during a 12-4 run in the opening moments of the second half, helping Syracuse to a 48-26 advantage.
"I thought I had good shots tonight," McNamara said. "I thought every shot was a good look. I was in rhythm tonight and ready to play. I stayed on the attack all game."
Hakim Warrick scored 14 points and Craig Forth added 10 for the Orange, who won their eighth consecutive game and improved to 20-3 against the Pirates at the Carrier Dome.
"We didn't back down from them all night long," Warrick said. "This is the first game all year where we played defense all 40 minutes. We were determined not to let them get anything easy."
The victory allowed the Orange to avenge a 74-67 loss to the Pirates in their last meeting at the Meadowlands.
"They embarrassed us at their place last year and I got hurt," McNamara said. "We redeemed ourselves tonight."
Syracuse has won all 11 home games this season and will play its first contest outside New York State on Monday when it travels to Notre Dame.
Kelly Whitney scored 10 points for Seton Hall (6-5, 0-2), which shot 36 percent (19-of-53) from the floor and committed 20 turnovers.
"I was disappointed we didn't dig deep when things got tough," Orr said. "We backed up and it was disappointing. You've got to compete. You've got to play with courage."