SYRACUSE, N.Y.-Andy Rautins hit three 3-pointers in a 3-minute span to help break open a one-point game midway through the second half, and No. 25 Syracuse beat Rutgers 70-40 on Tuesday night. It was the fourth victory in five games for Syracuse (22-8, 10-7 Big East), which moved into a tie for sixth in the conference with Providence and clinched a first-round bye in the Big East tournament. The Scarlet Knights (10-20, 1-16), whose only victory in the conference this season came against last-place DePaul, lost its eighth straight. Paul Harris had 18 points to lead Syracuse and Rautins finished with 11. Mike Rosario led Rutgers with 16 points.