Syracuse Basketball

John Smith / WAER News

Much in the same way Syracuse University never seems to close due to inclement weather, the owner of the Varsity can relate.  In fact, he says they never close, as well.  Until today... or at least part of the day.  After all, there's a basketball game tonight.

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.

In their last regular season game as a unit, the Syracuse Orange (18-13, 10-8) played like the team that fans dreamt about before the season started.

The Orange defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-14, 8-10) 90-61 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday behind leading scorer Andrew White III's career best 40 points. The Nebraska transfer celebrated his senior night honors by missing just one of his nine shots from beyond the arc.

Coming off an emotional last-second victory over #10 Duke, the Syracuse Orange (17-12, 9-7) travel to Louisville to take on the #7 Cardinals (22-6, 10-5).

College basketball expert Joe Lunardi has Syracuse as a #10 seed in the NCAA tournament, meaning they are in no danger of missing the tournament at the moment. A big road victory on Sunday however would remove all doubt for Orange Nation.

Syracuse Downs Duke at the Buzzer

Feb 22, 2017

No. 10 Duke (22-6) took its seven-game win streak into the Carrier Dome and left it there. Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon pulled down the most important rebound of the night and found graduate transfer Andrew White who shoveled a pass to guard John Gillon outside of the three-point line, center court at the buzzer.


This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, we have stories highlighting both the player and fan experience. First we will hear from WAER's Connor Morrisette as he introduces us to an SU Superfan. 

After that Paul Mancano gives us some insight into the past of Freshman Taurean Thompson and how he found his way to Syracuse University.

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.

At the beginning of this year, Syracuse (16-11, 8-6) was the nineteenth ranked team in the country according to the AP Poll and seemed poised to build off an incredible Final Four run from a year ago. Now, in the middle of February, the Orange head to the Peach State to face a dangerous Georgia Tech (15-11, 6-7) team, needing a win to keep hopes of returning to March Madness alive.

It took overtime to decide the ACC bout between Louisville (21-5, 9-4) and Syracuse (16-11, 8-6) resulting in a 76-72 thrilling winning for the Cardinals.  Syracuse managed to force the overtime after being down 7 with less the 3:00 minutes to play.  In fact the Orange had the ball with a shot to win, but lost it out of bounds. 

The team also had a chance to win or tie in overtime, with the ball down 2.  Andrew White missed a long 3-pointer, but Tyler Roberson corralled the rebound and was fouled.  But he could not sink the free throws to tie the game. 

Syracuse Basketball Look to Stretch Streak to Six

Feb 10, 2017

With five straight conference wins, Syracuse (16-9, 8-4) travels to the Steel City for a showdown with Pittsburgh (13-11, 2-9). Currently at opposite ends of the conference, this seems like a favorable matchup for the Orange. 'Cuse also won the previous game between the two in a 77-66 win back in early January.