Syracuse Basketball

Syracuse Looks to Upset Virginia in the Dome

Feb 2, 2018
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After a tough loss to Georgia Tech on the road Wednesday, Syracuse (15-7, 4-5) seeks to pull off their biggest win of the season against Virginia (21-1, 10-0) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

The glaring flaw with the Orange all season long has been its lack of offensive production. 'Cuse has shot only 42.3 percent from the field this year, including just 31.8 percent behind the three-point arc. Syracuse ranks tied for 285th in the country in points per game, scoring just 69.2 points a contest. 

Orange Fall on the Road as Injuries Pile Up

Feb 1, 2018
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With only seven scholarship players available on Wednesday night, Syracuse (15-7, 4-5) lost at Georgia Tech (11-11, 4-5) in a tight contest, 55-51. 

Tyus Battle, Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett played all 40 minutes of the contest. While they combined for 41 points, they also combined to go 12 for 44 shooting, just 27 percent. The Orange also committed 15 turnovers and registered just nine assists. 

Orange Brings Three-Game Winning Streak to Atlanta

Jan 31, 2018
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Entering the heart of conference play, Syracuse (15-6, 4-4) travels to Georgia Tech (10-11, 3-5) Wednesday to play the first of three games over the course of six days. 

The Orange is heading in the right direction, winning three straight. The victories were over ACC bottom-dwellers Pittsburgh (twice) and Boston College, but pushed Syracuse to an even 4-4 record in conference play this season.

On the flip side, the Yellow Jackets have dropped four in a row, most recently falling late to Clemson 72-70. 

Just days after an 81-63 rout of Boston College in the Carrier Dome, the Syracuse Orange (14-6, 3-4) will look to win their third straight when they visit the Pittsburgh Panthers (8-13, 0-8) this Saturday, January 27th at 4:00. 

This matchup will mark the 113th contest between the two teams, with Syracuse looking for its 68th victory, and a season sweep, on Saturday. The Orange split their season series with the Panthers last year, with each team emerging victorious in their home arena. 

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A long break can leave a team rusty or rested. Following a week off of in-game action, the Syracuse Orange (14-6, 3-4) showed little rust in an 81-63 win over the Boston College Eagles (13-8,3-5).

Tyus Battle led all scorers with 24 points on a night where the Orange offense flourished after an early defensive lapse. 

Boston College drained four three pointers in four minutes to open up a 14-7 lead early.

Say the word Pittsburgh to a Syracuse basketball fan and it means much more than simply a city in Western Pennsylvania. It symbolizes an epic college basketball rivalry going back to the days of the Big East Conference.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast Meredith Kava and Drew Carter take a look back at the rivalry and also examine the current state of the Pittsburgh program.

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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

Dec 6, 2017
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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.

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