Tyus Battle

Syracuse Takes Down Former Big East Rival UConn

Dec 6, 2017
AP

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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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. 

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Jim Boeheim is a man of few words. Following a 21-point performance from Tyus Battle in the win over Texas Southern, Boeheim kept it short and sweet when describing his star player.

"He's a gifted athlete," said Boeheim. 

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The Syracuse Orange defeated the Southern Connecticut State University Owls in an 84-59 victory on Monday, November 6th at the Carrier Dome in their second and final exhibition game of the season.

A familiar face was present in the Dome on Monday, as John Wallace, the third leading scorer in school history and forward from 1992-1996, was in attendance to cheer on his son, Joey Wallace of the Owls. Joey Wallace proved the family’s success on the Orange court, draining the first three of the game.

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Syracuse men’s basketball goes into the upcoming season with games starting this week…and one thing is on everyone’s minds: How will Syracuse fare this year following their disappointing 2016-2017 season. The Orange went from the Final Four in 2016 as the number 10 seed, to not even making it past the second round in the NIT tournament last year.

In the last few years, inconsistency seems to be the recurring theme for the Orange, and once again Coach Jim Boeheim and the Orange will head into this season with something to prove.

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Next year’s Syracuse men’s basketball team now knows the details of their first marquee matchup of the season. The Orange will take on the Kansas Jayhawks in early December to conclude the third annual Hoophall Miami Invitational.

Syracuse leads the all-time series 3-2, but Kansas is a perennial national title contender and one of the most prestigious programs in college basketball history. The Jayhawks haven’t missed the NCAA tournament since 1989, claiming either a one or two seed in the big dance every year since 2000.

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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.

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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.