Syracuse Men's Basketball

Syracuse Looks to Capitalize on NCAA Tournament Bid

Mar 14, 2018

The party is over. Now it’s time to dance.

Syracuse men’s basketball looks to make the most of its controversial NCAA tournament bid when the team takes on Arizona State Wednesday night.

Both teams are No. 11 seeds, having made the tournament as at-large bids. These spots are given to the strongest teams who did not earn a bid by either winning their conference during the regular season, or by winning their conference’s tournament at the end of the season.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we start by looking at some Syracuse Lacrosse families. Of course fans are familiar with the Simmons and Desko families, but what about the Currys? WAER's JD Raucci fills us in on the latest father-son duo of Todd and Brendan Curry.

Also this week it's a long road from Division III to Division I in college basketball. WAER's Maura Sheridan shares the story of Braedon Bayer who has made that exact journey.

Some things will never change in sports, one of those things is you can't win if you don't score points. Syracuse University Men's Basketball has struggled to do just that the past two seasons. WAER's Jack Patel explains some of the factors behind the recent struggle.

Also this week when SU left the Big East, they also left behind some of their biggest rivals. Now five years into ACC play who has stepped up as SU's biggest rival? WAER's Evan Stockton says the answer might just surprise you.

Despite foul trouble and a key injury, the Syracuse Orange (5-0,0-0) is still undefeated after their 70-61 win over the Toledo Rockets (3-1, 0-1). 

Toledo hung in the game early with the 3 point shot, hitting 7 triples in the first half. The Orange were led by the trio of Tyus Battle, Frank Howard, and towards the end of the half, freshman forward Oshae Brissett.