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Some things will never change in sports, one of those things is you can't win if you don't score points. Syracuse University Men's Basketball has struggled to do just that the past two seasons. WAER's Jack Patel explains some of the factors behind the recent struggle.

Also this week when SU left the Big East, they also left behind some of their biggest rivals. Now five years into ACC play who has stepped up as SU's biggest rival? WAER's Evan Stockton says the answer might just surprise you.

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The Syracuse Orange defeated the Southern Connecticut State University Owls in an 84-59 victory on Monday, November 6th at the Carrier Dome in their second and final exhibition game of the season.

A familiar face was present in the Dome on Monday, as John Wallace, the third leading scorer in school history and forward from 1992-1996, was in attendance to cheer on his son, Joey Wallace of the Owls. Joey Wallace proved the family’s success on the Orange court, draining the first three of the game.

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Syracuse men’s basketball goes into the upcoming season with games starting this week…and one thing is on everyone’s minds: How will Syracuse fare this year following their disappointing 2016-2017 season. The Orange went from the Final Four in 2016 as the number 10 seed, to not even making it past the second round in the NIT tournament last year.

In the last few years, inconsistency seems to be the recurring theme for the Orange, and once again Coach Jim Boeheim and the Orange will head into this season with something to prove.

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Men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim and SU athletic director John Wildhack address the media in a press conference Monday, talking about the unexpected departure of assistant coach and head coach designate Mike Hopkins, who has been a part of Boeheim's staff for over 20 years. Hopkins took the head coaching job at the University of Washington on Sunday. The two speak of the future of the program, with Boeheim deciding to remain the coach of the team, but does not mention how long his contract will go.

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Syracuse Men's Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim has a national championship, nine Big East regular season championships and five Big East Tournament championships in his career at Syracuse. He is also a three-time gold medal winning Basketball Hall of Famer with over 1,000 career wins (regardless of what the NCAA says).

On Wednesday, Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange (18-13, 10-8) look for their first ever victory in the ACC tournament in Brooklyn, New York. The Miami Hurricanes (20-10, 10-8) stand in their way.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we take the time to celebrate. First we hear from WAER's Jake Marsh and remember some of the signature wins over the coaching career of Jim Boeheim. 

In the second half, we remember the life of former Syracuse University player Fab Melo.  Drew Carter gives us an inside look at the young Brazilian who was gone too soon.

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The Syracuse Orange (16-12, 8-7) were in a familiar position in the last minute of Sunday's sellout game in Atlanta. Unfortunately for coach Boeheim and the Orange, now just 2-7 on the road this year, the 71-65 loss was a familiar sight as well.

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Freshman guard Tyus Battle swished in a three-pointer as time expired to give Syracuse (16-9, 8-4) their fifth straight win Tuesday night.

After starting the season 0-5 on the road, the Orange outlasted the Clemson Tigers (13-10, 3-8) for their second straight road win. Syracuse trailed for the majority of the second half before Battle hit the game-winner from the corner to steal the 82-81 victory.

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After losing their top 3 scorers last year, 2 were NBA draft picks and one started over 100 games with the team, Syracuse can be even more fun to watch than they were when they made it to the Elite Eight. Here’s why:

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Syracuse Faces North Carolina in Final Four

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The Syracuse Orange will look to continue their magical March run, as they face Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels for the third time this season at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Orange, fresh off an epic comeback against No. 1 seed Virginia in the Elite Eight, is the first No. 10 seed to make the Final Four in NCAA Tournament history.

Prior Meetings

1/13/16 at the Carrier Dome

North Carolina defeats Syracuse 84-73.

Leading scorers: UNC- Isaiah Hicks, 21 points. Syracuse- Trevor Cooney, 27 points

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