Syracuse won its fifth straight game on Saturday, beating in-state rival Cornell 78-63.

Joe Girard led the Orange with 19 points. Jesse Edwards logged his sixth double-double of the season, posting 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Orange improves to 8-4 on the season. Cornell drops to 7-3.

Syracuse returns to action Tuesday, Dec. 20th, against Pitt at the JMA Wireless Dome. Tip-off is slated for 9:00 p.m. and the contest will air live on ESPNU.