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Syracuse Takes on Miami; Looks for Rebound in ACC Play

Feb 17, 2018
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The Orange (17-9, 6-7) has five games remaining on its schedule. The next matchup for SU comes in Coral Gables against the Hurricanes (18-7, 7-6).

The ’Cuse’s most recent contest was a 74-70 loss to North Carolina State in the Dome Wednesday night. It was a nail-biter to the end, but the Wolfpack edged out thanks to a couple of last-minute threes. Despite two previous wins in ACC play (against Louisville and Wake Forest), the loss to NC State pushes Syracuse under .500 in the conference.

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The Syracuse Orange (17-9, 6-7) did not help their chances of making the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday night, falling 74-70 to the NC State Wolfpack (17-9, 7-6) in the Carrier Dome. 

In last year's contest, Syracuse's John Gillon poured in a historic 43 points including a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation, setting Syracuse up for a 100-93 overtime victory at the PNC Arena. This year's result was not as uplifting. 

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With a tournament push in full swing, Syracuse (17-8, 6-6) has six games left on its schedule, and not one will be easy. The first of those six is a home matchup against NC State (16-9, 6-6).

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we'll reunite with a familiar name around Syracuse University. In the 90s, many teams led by Jim Boeheim were centered around toughness. Ryan Blackwell often times was the one to exhibit that toughness. Today he's leading in another way, as the head coach of the Liverpool Boys High School Basketball team. 

Also this week on the podcast WAER's Jonathon Hoppe examines of the rich history of Wake Forest sending successful players to the NBA.

Battle Carries 'Cuse Past Wake Forest

Feb 11, 2018
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One thing was consistent in what became a tale of two halves for the Orange: Tyus Battle.

Syracuse (17-8, 6-6) held on to scrape by Wake Forest (9-16, 2-11) 78-70. Battle put his fingerprints all over the contest, scoring a game-high 34 points. The sophomore's biggest strength on offense was his ability to score from near and far. In addition to his eleven points off free throws, Battle hit three triples.

'Cuse Looking for Revenge Vs. Wake Forest

Feb 11, 2018
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January 3rd may seem like a short time ago, but for two ACC teams it seems like a distant memory.

On that Wednesday one month ago, Wake Forest (9-15, 2-10) defeated Syracuse (16-8, 5-6) by the score of 73-67 in Winston-Salem. Since then, the Demon Deacons have only won one game. Meanwhile, the Orange have gone 4-5 in that same stretch. Now, the two teams meet again today at the Carrier Dome.

After the most recent SU contest, a 78-73 win over Louisville, Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim spoke with the media.

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The Syracuse Orange (1-0, 0-0) dominated the Binghamton Bearcats (0-1, 0-0) to start the season in a game full of highlight goals and flashy passes.

Just minutes into the game, it became clear that Syracuse was the better team. The Orange scored the first 13 goals of the game, leaving the Bearcats scoreless for the first 27 minutes.

Men's Lacrosse Hosts Binghamton in Season Opener

Feb 8, 2018
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The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team will open up their 2018 season at home this Saturday, ­February 10th against their neighbors to the south, Binghamton University. The Orange finished last year’s season 13-3, and went into the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship ranked second overall, but ultimately lost 10-7 to No. 11 Towson in the quarterfinals.

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If you had the Orange winning a shootout, you might have been alone. Syracuse (16-8, 5-6) shot an uncharacteristically high 47% from the field and 46% from three, which propelled them to a 78-73 victory over Louisville (16-8, 6-5).

Syracuse, coming off two straight losses, needed a big road win in the Bluegrass state. In those two losses, the Orange combined to score only 95 points, including a season-low 44 against No. 2 Virginia on Saturday.

Syracuse almost matched that total in the first half.

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Syracuse (15-8, 4-6) will look to rebound after suffering a tough loss to Virginia when they take on the Louisville Cardinals (16-7, 6-4) at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.

The Cardinals will be looking for their fourth consecutive series win against a struggling Orange team that just recorded their lowest scoring in program history at the Carrier Dome when they could tally only 44 points against Virginia.

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