Charles Lee added 18 points and Chris McNaughton had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Bucknell (2-0), which earned its first-ever win over Syracuse in nine meetings.
Demetris Nichols led Syracuse (3-2) with 19 points, while Gerry McNamara scored 18 points. Syracuse made just 9-of-24 three-pointers on the night.
Terrence Roberts had 12 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out for Syracuse, which has lost two straight following a 3-0 start.
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