SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Rick Jackson and Kris Joseph scored 14 points each, and No. 10 Syracuse recovered from a slow start to beat Northern Iowa 68-46 on Friday night in the season-opener for both teams.
It was the 830th career victory for Orange coach Jim Boeheim, tying him with Jim Phelan of Mount St. Mary's for fifth all-time in Division I.
Dion Waiters had 10 points for the Orange.
Johnny Moran scored 15 points and Anthony James had 12 for the Panthers who never found their shooting touch from long range.
Kwadzo Ahelegbe added seven points and four assists.
Joseph, held to one free throw in the first half, scored 10 points and Jackson had six in the first seven minutes of the second half to key a 19-5 run.
Joseph started it with a 3 from the top of the key, Waiters hit a 3 from the right wing and Jackson's baseline hook gave Syracuse a 36-21 lead at 14:48.