Syracuse Basketball

Freshman guard Tyus Battle swished in a three-pointer as time expired to give Syracuse (16-9, 8-4) their fifth straight win Tuesday night.

After starting the season 0-5 on the road, the Orange outlasted the Clemson Tigers (13-10, 3-8) for their second straight road win. Syracuse trailed for the majority of the second half before Battle hit the game-winner from the corner to steal the 82-81 victory.

Two weeks ago, Syracuse (15-9, 7-4) was dead in the water at 11-9 after losing three out of four and still seeking its first road win. Fast forward two weeks and the Orange is on fire with a four-game winning streak featuring two wins over top-10 ranked opponents and the team's first road victory. 

All of that could be undone though with a loss to Clemson (13-9, 3-7) on Tuesday.

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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

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 Cooney, 27 points

Syracuse Faces Gonzaga For Spot in Elite 8

Mar 23, 2016
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The 10th seeded Syracuse Orange will take on the 11th seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Syracuse is coming off a 25 point romping of 15th seed Middle Tennessee State, while Gonzaga just recently scored another upset by beating 3rd 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

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

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 9th 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

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

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)