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Despite Colgate's efforts to keep the game close in the second half, the Syracuse Orange (8-1, 0-0) took down the Raiders (3-6, 0-0) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome by a score of 72-58. 

A major key coming into the contest was three-point shooting. 'Cuse had struggled in that department so far this season, shooting just over 27% behind the arc. However, Syracuse showed promise in that area against Colgate early when guard Frank Howard buried a triple on their first possession of the game. Tyus battle was good for three three-pointers in the first half as well. 

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Following a win over the Connecticut Huskies (6-3, 0-0), SU prepares for its next matchup. Saturday, the Carrier Dome plays host for the 170th contest between the Orange (7-1, 0-0) and the Raiders (3-5, 0-0).

For Syracuse, it is coming off a 72-63 bounce-back victory over UConn at Madison Square Garden for the Jimmy V Classic. Oshae Brissett’s fourth double-double of the season and Tyus Battle’s team-leading 22 points of the game lifted the ’Cuse over the former Big East rivals.

Syracuse Takes Down Former Big East Rival UConn

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In the second contest of this year's Jimmy V Classic, Syracuse (7-1, 0-0) hung on against longtime adversary UConn (6-3, 0-0), 72-63,  in the familiar venue of Madison Square Garden. 

These two teams share one of the most tenured rivalries in college basketball, and the Orange entered this contest with a 55-38 all-time record against the Huskies. The Huskies got the better of the Orange in their last meeting, winning 52-50. 

In the rivalry's return to Madison Square Garden, the Orange got one back. 

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Syracuse (6-0, 0-0) rolls over Maryland (6-2, 0-0) 72-70 in the Carrier Dome to remain undefeated.

It was the first of fourteen matchups in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in a back-and-forth affair between the Orange and the Terrapins. Guard Frank Howard was a crucial part for the ’Cuse with 15 points, 10 assists, and 7 steals. The junior was playing with extra energy against a Maryland school that he grew up next door to; getting an early hot start to tonight’s contest with the first four points of the game.

Syracuse to Face Unbeaten Toledo on Wednesday

Nov 21, 2017
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Syracuse (4-0, 0-0) continues to roll as they look ahead to their next matchup in the Hoophall Miami Invitational against the Toledo Rockets (3-0, 0-0) on Wednesday.

The undefeated Orange took care of business on Monday when they defeated Oakland 74-50. Sophomore guard Tyus Battle continues to shine, scoring 25 points against the Golden Grizzlies. Frank Howard added 18 points of his own, a career high, along with six assists.

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Syracuse (4-0, 0-0) continues to look good after their 74-50 win over Oakland (2-2, 0-0). 

After starting the game behind, the Orange took the lead a few minutes into the first half and never looked back.  After letting the lead slip to 11 in the second half, the Orange used a late 20-7 run to pull away from Oakland.

'Cuse used good shot selection and inside scoring throughout the game, putting up a season-low 8 three-pointers. Syracuse also displayed balanced scoring once again, with four players in double digits.

This week on the Best of WAER Sports Podcast, not only does Jim Boeheim's squad welcome four new freshman , they have all played internationally. WAER's Meredith Kava tells us where they came from and where they hope to take SU basketball.

Also this week, despite the gaudy stats posted by starting quarterback Eric Dungy there is another quarterback on the Syracuse roster worth talking about. WAER's Maura Sheridan has the story of backup Zach Mahoney.

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Jim Boeheim is a man of few words. Following a 21-point performance from Tyus Battle in the win over Texas Southern, Boeheim kept it short and sweet when describing his star player.

"He's a gifted athlete," said Boeheim. 

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In just the third game of the season, Syracuse (3-0, 0-0) continued to find new ways to win, knocking off Texas Southern (0-4, 0-0) 80-67 in the Carrier Dome.

It was the 'Cuse offense that earned it a win over the Tigers, with five players in double digit scoring. Tyus Battle led the way with 21 points. Similar to his performance against Iona, Battle saved his scoring for the second half, as he put 16 points after intermission.

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The Syracuse Orange (2-0, 0-0) enters its third game of the season at home against the Texas Southern Tigers (0-3, 0-0) in a prime time matchup under the lights of the Carrier Dome.

Arguably the most impressive aspect of the Orange season thus far has been its defense. Through two games, SU has allowed just 53.5 points per game, good for t-16 in all of Division I college basketball. Syracuse has been able to make opponents shots difficult both in the paint and behind the arc, with 'Cuse ranking in the top 40 in both blocks and three-point field goal defense in the nation. 

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