The Syracuse men's basketball team opened its 2013-14 exhibition slate in the Carrier Dome with a 79-41 victory against Division II Holy Family on Friday, Nov. 1. "Overall, I think it was a good night," said head coach Jim Boeheim. "We learned some things and hopefully we can work on it for a couple days and come back Tuesday and see what we can do."
Syracuse basketball gets its season underway Friday night with an exhibition game against Holy Family University. The Orange is coming off one of its most successful seasons in recent memory, heading to the Final Four in Atlanta last April. SU surprised many after being left for dead at the end of the regular season, but after a Big East Tournament appearance and 4 straight wins in the NCAA Tournament in March before its loss to Michigan, the Orange is back ready to go in 2013.
It was a great day in New York City as Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame officially become members of the ACC on Wednesday. And the theme of the day was excitement for the future. “We’re in a great position for the short term and the long term.” Said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “We have a great group of 15 institutions with unlimited potential for the future.”
Michael Carter-Williams, who helped Syracuse reach the Final Four this past season, was selected 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Carter-Williams started all 40 games as a sophomore with the Orange and was part of a squad that finished the season 30-10 overall. Syracuse reached the NCAA semifinals before having its season ended by eventual national runnerup Michigan.