Syracuse Basketball

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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: Explosive, Proven Scoring The Orange’s top three scorers last year, Malachi Richardson, Michael Gbinije, and Trevor Cooney are all finished their Syracuse careers. Sharpshooter Andrew White III, a fifth year transfer from Nebraska, looks like a likely candidate to replace that...

Syracuse Faces North Carolina in Final Four

Mar 31, 2016
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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...

Syracuse Faces Gonzaga For Spot in Elite 8

Mar 23, 2016
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The 10 th seeded Syracuse Orange will take on the 11 th seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Syracuse is coming off a 25 point romping of 15 th seed Middle Tennessee State, while Gonzaga just recently scored another upset by beating 3 rd seeded Utah. The winner of this game will be the only double-digit seed to reach the Elite 8. Common Opponents: Texas A&M and Uconn Both squads faced Texas A&M and Uconn in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament way back in...

Syracuse Facing Must-Win Situation Against Florida State

Mar 5, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (19-11 overall, 9-8 ACC) head to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles (17-12, 7-10) in the last regular season game of the season for the Orange. This is yet another must-win game for the Orange, as they look to put the clamp down on a berth to the NCAA Tournament. Who’s Hot- Tyler Roberson The junior has responded well to the public criticism by his coach. Roberson played 34 minutes against North Carolina—his most since he played 38 against Boston College on...

Syracuse Looking For Signature Win at North Carolina

Feb 29, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (19-10 overall, 9-7 ACC) travel to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (23-6, 12-4). These two teams met January 9 th in the Carrier Dome, with the Tar Heels defeating the Orange 84-73. The Orange will be looking for a big-time signature road win to boast its rather vanilla NCAA tournament resume Who’s Hot- Michael Gbinije The senior struggled to score against Pittsburgh, but Gbinije exploded against NC State on Saturday. He scored a career-high 34 points...

Syracuse Basketball Can't Afford a Loss to NC State

Feb 25, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (18-10 overall, 8-7 ACC) will host the NC State Wolfpack (14-13, 4-10) in a critical game for the Orange at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The Orange is coming off a tough home loss against Pittsburgh—a loss that severely hurt the Orange as far as a NCAA Tournament berth is concerned. Who’s Hot- Tyler Lydon Lydon was one of the few players to show up in the ugly 66-52 loss against Pitt. The freshman dropped a career-high 21 points, including a three from Waverly Ave to end...

Syracuse Heads to Louisville Hoping to Score Big Upset

Feb 16, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (18-8 overall, 8-5 ACC) head to Kentucky on Wednesday to face the Louisville Cardinals (19-6, 8-4). This game is marred by the fact that the Cardinals will not be eligible for the NCAA tournament after the school decided to self-impose a ban on the team (sound familiar anyone?). Who’s Hot- Tyler Lydon (and his mustache) The freshman is starting to come on after a disappointing mid-year stretch. Lydon has posted double-digit points in four of his last five games, including...

Syracuse Looks to Keep it Rolling Against Florida State

Feb 10, 2016
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The streaking Syracuse Orange (16-8 overall, 6-5 ACC) play another critical ACC matchup against the Florida State Seminoles (16-7, 6-5) Thursday at the Carrier Dome. The Orange will be looking for its fourth straight conference win after starting the season 0-4 in the ACC. Who’s Hot- Michael Gbinije The senior guard does it all for the Orange. He has the ball in his hands the majority of the time, running the offense almost all the time. He also has a flair for the dramatics, as shown by his...

Syracuse Basketball Pre-Game vs. Notre Dame

Jan 28, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (13-8 overall, 3-5 ACC) hope to get back on track at home against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-5 overall, 5-2 ACC). The Orange are coming off of a close loss to Virginia on the road, after gaining momentum with road wins at Wake Forest and Duke.