Syracuse Basketball

Orange Falls Late to Tar Heels

Feb 21, 2018
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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
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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 Takes on Miami; Looks for Rebound in ACC Play

Feb 17, 2018
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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.

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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. 

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With a tournament push in full swing, Syracuse (17-8, 6-6) has six games left on its schedule, and not one will be easy. The first of those six is a home matchup against NC State (16-9, 6-6).

Battle Carries 'Cuse Past Wake Forest

Feb 11, 2018
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One thing was consistent in what became a tale of two halves for the Orange: Tyus Battle.

Syracuse (17-8, 6-6) held on to scrape by Wake Forest (9-16, 2-11) 78-70. Battle put his fingerprints all over the contest, scoring a game-high 34 points. The sophomore's biggest strength on offense was his ability to score from near and far. In addition to his eleven points off free throws, Battle hit three triples.

'Cuse Looking for Revenge Vs. Wake Forest

Feb 11, 2018
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January 3rd may seem like a short time ago, but for two ACC teams it seems like a distant memory.

On that Wednesday one month ago, Wake Forest (9-15, 2-10) defeated Syracuse (16-8, 5-6) by the score of 73-67 in Winston-Salem. Since then, the Demon Deacons have only won one game. Meanwhile, the Orange have gone 4-5 in that same stretch. Now, the two teams meet again today at the Carrier Dome.

After the most recent SU contest, a 78-73 win over Louisville, Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim spoke with the media.

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If you had the Orange winning a shootout, you might have been alone. Syracuse (16-8, 5-6) shot an uncharacteristically high 47% from the field and 46% from three, which propelled them to a 78-73 victory over Louisville (16-8, 6-5).

Syracuse, coming off two straight losses, needed a big road win in the Bluegrass state. In those two losses, the Orange combined to score only 95 points, including a season-low 44 against No. 2 Virginia on Saturday.

Syracuse almost matched that total in the first half.

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Syracuse (15-8, 4-6) will look to rebound after suffering a tough loss to Virginia when they take on the Louisville Cardinals (16-7, 6-4) at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.

The Cardinals will be looking for their fourth consecutive series win against a struggling Orange team that just recorded their lowest scoring in program history at the Carrier Dome when they could tally only 44 points against Virginia.

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If Jim Boeheim is looking for any positive takeaways on the court, he will have a hard time finding one.

Despite the biggest crowd this season in all of college basketball, the 27,083 attendees could not push Syracuse (15-8, 4-6) past second-ranked Virginia (22-1, 11-0).

Coming off a disappointing 55-51 loss to Georgia Tech, Syracuse knew the path to the big dance was narrowing. The first team in their way was the red-hot Virginia Cavaliers. With the top-ranked defense in the country, the Cavaliers managed to reel off 13 straight wins and had yet to lose an ACC contest.

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