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Orange Fall on the Road as Injuries Pile Up

Feb 1, 2018

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. 


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Orange Brings Three-Game Winning Streak to Atlanta

Jan 31, 2018

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. 


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.


The Syracuse Orange (13-6, 2-4) will look to win their second game after losing four in a row as they return to the Dome to take on the Boston College Eagles (13-7, 3-4) on Wednesday, January 24th. This will be the 72nd time that the two teams will have met, with the Orange looking to claim its 47th win over the Eagles.


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. 


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 (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.


Football season is over for the Syracuse Orange (4-8, 2-6), and it ends on the lowest of lows: suffering a 42-14 beatdown at the hands of Boston College (7-5, 4-4).

The first possession of the game was an Orange 3 and out. The second possession was a 73 yard drive for the Eagles, capped off by a touchdown run from running back AJ Dillon. The freshman finished the day with 193 yards on the ground, more than half of Boston College's 333 rushing yards.