WAER sports coverage

Just three days after falling to No. 10 UNC in the Carrier Dome, Syracuse (18-11, 7-9) lost their second in a row in a vicious back-to-back. The No. 5 Duke Blue Devils (24-5, 12-4) took care of the Orange 60-44 in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday for their fifth straight win.

The No. 16 ranked Syracuse Orange (2-1, 0-0) played their third game of the season today, and second against a ranked opponent. Winning 11-10, Syracuse handed the No. 9 ranked Army Black Knights (1-1, 0-0) their first loss of the season in a triple overtime come-from-behind dramatic fashion. In a long and grueling matchup, the Orange were able to come out on top in this thriller of a victory.

After coming off a disappointing 15-3 loss to No. 3 Albany the week before, Syracuse’s huge win today showed that they can compete with the other top ranked teams in the nation.

Syracuse (18-10, 7-8) travels to Durham to take on #5 Duke (23-5, 11-4) in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Orange aims to win its third in-a-row over the Blue Devils.

SU comes off a 78-74 loss to the University of North Carolina. Things were tied up at 74 with only three minutes left; but the ’Cuse went 0-7 from the field to close things out, and the Tar Heels wound up on top.

No. 14 Syracuse Hosts No. 9 Army in Top-15 Showdown

Feb 23, 2018


No. 14/16 Syracuse (1-1) hosts No. 9 Army (3-0) in another top-15 matchup tomorrow afternoon at 2pm in the Carrier Dome. Tomorrow’s match up will be the second of seven straight games for the Orange against a top-15 opponent.


Orange Falls Late to Tar Heels

Feb 21, 2018

It was a packed Loud House in Central New York, but Syracuse (18-10, 7-8) fell 78-74 to North Carolina (22-7, 11-5) in a back and forth affair. Frustrating does not do the result justice.

Frank Howard, Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett scored 66 of the Orange's 74 points. The story tonight is the same as it has been all season, 'Cuse has only three players making significant offensive contributions. Despite all the scoring, Syracuse struggled to defend inside for the majority of the game.

'Cuse Looks to Ride Momentum into Matchup with UNC

Feb 21, 2018

A win in Miami may have saved SU's (18-9, 7-7)  season, but the road ahead doesn't get any easier. The team's next roadblock is #10 North Carolina (21-7, 10-5). 

The Tar Heels are a perennial tournament team looking to make their third straight NCAA finals. This year the Tar Heels don't boast their usual NBA talent, but they still rank among the top of the NCAA in a couple of important team statistics.

Syracuse Falls Hard against Albany

Feb 18, 2018

It was not a game to remember for fans of the Orange. Fourth-ranked Albany (1-0, 0-0) battered seventh-ranked Syracuse (1-1, 0-0) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday 15-3, marking its worst offensive performance since 1991.

A week ago, 'Cuse dominated the faceoff circle thanks in large part to Danny Varello and stellar play from the wings during the Orange's rout of Binghamton. Against the Danes, Syracuse went 5 of 22 at midfield. As a result, Albany controlled the game, never giving Syracuse a chance to catch up.

Syracuse Earns Important Road Win Against Miami

Feb 17, 2018

The Syracuse Orange (18-9, 7-7) defeated the Miami Hurricanes (18-8, 7-7) 62-55 Saturday afternoon in south Florida after suffering a tough loss to NC State in their previous game.

Much of the first half was controlled by the Orange, led by Tyus Battle, who finished with nine points and seven rebounds after the first 20 minutes. Miami would come storming back to close the half, however, going on a 7-0 run with 2:06 to play, and giving them their first lead since the opening minutes. The game went into halftime tied at 25.

Syracuse Takes on Miami; Looks for Rebound in ACC Play

Feb 17, 2018

The Orange (17-9, 6-7) has five games remaining on its schedule. The next matchup for SU comes in Coral Gables against the Hurricanes (18-7, 7-6).

The ’Cuse’s most recent contest was a 74-70 loss to North Carolina State in the Dome Wednesday night. It was a nail-biter to the end, but the Wolfpack edged out thanks to a couple of last-minute threes. Despite two previous wins in ACC play (against Louisville and Wake Forest), the loss to NC State pushes Syracuse under .500 in the conference.

The Syracuse Orange (17-9, 6-7) did not help their chances of making the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday night, falling 74-70 to the NC State Wolfpack (17-9, 7-6) in the Carrier Dome. 

In last year's contest, Syracuse's John Gillon poured in a historic 43 points including a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation, setting Syracuse up for a 100-93 overtime victory at the PNC Arena. This year's result was not as uplifting.