Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis added 16 points, five assists and four steals, while Jerami Grant contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange (2-0), who defeated Cornell in their season opener on Friday.
Branden Frazier netted 33 points to lead the Rams (1-1).
Fair netted seven quick points as the Orange raced out to a 12-2 start.
Back-to-back buckets by Grant staked Syracuse a 25-8 advantage a little past the midway point of the first half before the hosts took a 46-21 cushion into the locker room.
The margin never dipped below double figures the rest of the way as the Orange cruised to victory over the final 20 minutes.
DaJuan Coleman tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange ... Syracuse was just 2-of-16 from beyond the arc ... The Orange outrebounded Fordham, 48-29 ... Syracuse led by as many as 27.