Washington, D.C. - A quick take on Syracuse's incredible comeback, in its thrilling 86-79 overtime win against Georgetown at a spirited Capital One Arena on Saturday afternoon:
WHAT HAPPENED: The 'Cuse (9-1) played like it forgot to wake up from its week long break for final exams until the final 5:00, coming all the way back from 12 down to tie the game, then dominated overtime to hand the Hoyas (8-1) their first loss of the season.
ANALYSIS: At times it seemed like there was more action during the TV timeouts and at halftime with students shooting for free books, individuals being honored by Georgetown for longtime service, and an agile unicycle performer spinning around the court, as both teams struggled putting the ball in the basket before the exciting second half SU comeback. Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett led the furious rally combining for 49 points. << Read more
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Tyus Battle scored 24 points, Oshae Brissett added a career-high 20 and Syracuse defeated Colgate 72-58 on Saturday.
MIAMI -- Scoring balance is something to appreciate, but when the averages soar into the ranges achieved by the No. 2 Kansas starters, the possibilities are even more encouraging.
Each starter averages at least 13.5 points per game, contributing to a 94.5-points per game average that ranks sixth nationally and a nation-best scoring margin of 33 points.
Bill Self, however, issued an advisory as the No. 2 Jayhawks (6-0) prepared for a matchup Saturday against Syracuse (6-0) in the final of the Hoophall Miami Invitational at American Airlines Arena.
A quick take on Syracuse's 72-70 win against Maryland on Monday evening at the Carrier Dome:
WHAT HAPPENED: Trailing 66-65 with 1:04 left, Tyus Battle drained a baseline 3-pointer to give the Orange the lead. On Maryland's ensuing possession, Anthony Cowan committed an uncharacteristically unforced error, and Battle responded with two more free throws. Kevin Huerter, an upstate New York native, drained a 3-pointer (a recurring theme throughout) to bring the Terps back within one, but Battle broke away for a slam with five seconds left, and Syracuse won a wildly entertaining back-and-forth game. >> Read more
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) AJ Dillon rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns, and Boston College beat Syracuse 42-14 on Saturday in the season finale for both teams.
It was the fifth straight loss for Syracuse (4-8, 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) since its scintillating upset of then-No. 2 Clemson just over a month ago. Boston College (7-5, 4-4) has won five of six.
Syracuse was coming off consecutive lopsided losses to Wake Forest and Louisville in which the Orange allowed 120 points and a whopping 782 yards rushing, a perfect scenario for the Eagles and their star freshman tailback.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse coach Dino Babers is facing Senior Day on Saturday with a lot of pent-up emotion on his mind because he'll be losing several key players to graduation and the Orange won't be playing in the postseason.
Among the seniors who will play in their final college game are linebackers Zaire Franklin and Parris Bennett, and their contributions have been significant. Franklin, only the second three-time captain in program history, has 303 career tackles and Bennett has eclipsed 100 tackles two straight seasons to bring their combined total for career tackles to 562.
"I think about Zaire and Parris and the people who are on this football team and what they have gone through," said Babers, who replaced Scott Shafer two years ago. "They've been a big part of this transition, and they're going to be part of the success that we're going to have in the future. Hopefully, we can send them out the right way." << Read more
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett had career highs of 25 and 17 points, and Syracuse overcame an injury to its star player to defeat Toledo 72-64 on Wednesday night.
Freshman Matthew Moyer had his best game for Syracuse (5-0), scoring 11 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Brissett, in addition to his 17 points, had a double-double with a career-best 14 rebounds. Howard scored 15 of his points in the second half.
Tre'Shaun Fletcher led Toledo (3-1) with 19 points. Nate Navigato added 13 points and Luke Knapke had 12. >> Read more
Tyus Battle scored 25 points, Frank Howard and Paschal Chukwu scored career highs in points with 18 and 12, respectively, and Syracuse defeated Oakland 74-50 on Monday.
Chukwu added 11 rebounds and eight blocks and Syracuse (4-0) scored 23 points off of 19 Oakland turnovers and held the Golden Grizzlies (2-2) to 31 percent shooting from the field, including 6 of 22 from beyond the arc.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Tyus Battle scored 21 points, Geno Thorpe added 13 and Syracuse went on a 29-6 halftime-spanning run to overpower Texas Southern 80-67 on Saturday night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson had another big game against Syracuse, accounting for 381 yards and four touchdowns and becoming the school's career yardage leader while leading a rain-delayed 56-10 rout on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Syracuse coach Dino Babers remembers how Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson ran, threw and even leapt over the Orange last season.
Jackson's hurdle of a Syracuse defender for a touchdown was an indelible image during a 62-28 victory that paved his way toward winning the Heisman Trophy. The Orange want to prevent him from wreaking similar havoc on Saturday in another signature performance.
"He ran all over us, and he threw all over us," Babers said. "He got both parts in last year and hopefully he doesn't get both parts in this year to the degree he did last year."
Tyus Battle scored a career-high 28 points, including 23 in the second half, two other Syracuse players scored in double figures and the Orange defeated Iona 71-62 on Tuesday.
Frank Howard had 15 points and Oshae Brissett chipped in with 12 for Syracuse (2-0). Paschal Chukwu had 10 rebounds.
Rickey McGill led Iona (0-2) with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. The Gaels hit 10 3s in the game. >> Read more
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SYRACUSE, NY (AP) John Wolford passed for three touchdowns and ran for three more, accounting for 499 yards of total offense, and Wake Forest overcame a 14-yard halftime deficit to defeat Syracuse 64-43 on Saturday and clinch a bowl berth.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) It was a great night for the Boeheim clan.
Coach Jim Boeheim's Syracuse Orange overwhelmed Cornell 77-45 Friday night in the season opener for both teams and son Jimmy Boeheim scored 11 points in his collegiate debut for the opposing Big Red.
"The first few minutes I was a little nervous going up and down but after the first few possessions I felt like it was like any other game," the young Boeheim said.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Jim Boeheim has pretty much experienced everything during his long coaching tenure at Syracuse - Big East titles, Final Fours, a national championship, NCAA investigations and Hall of Fame induction.
And yet, as he begins season No. 42 at his alma mater, Boeheim is about to experience something new. The toddler he once brought to shoot at a toy basket during a preseason media day will be on the opposing team when the Orange open their season against Cornell on Friday night.
Oldest son Jimmy Boeheim is a freshman forward for the Big Red.
A quick take on Syracuse's heartbreaking 27-24 loss to Florida State on Saturday afternoon:
WHAT HAPPENED: With Syracuse at the FSU 25-yard line and time for one final play, Cole Murphy's 43-yard field goal attempt missed wide left, and the Orange squandered a golden opportunity to topple the Seminoles on the road.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) One streak should thankfully come to an end for Syracuse or Florida State on Saturday.
The Orange (4-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) are winless on the road this season and have lost five straight dating back to last season. The Seminoles (2-5, 2-4) have lost their first three home games for the first time in 43 years and are 3-5 at Doak Campbell Stadium. Before the recent losses, the Seminoles had won 22 in a row at home.
Syracuse, which had its bye last week, enters the game with momentum. It defeated sixth-ranked Clemson on Oct. 13 and was within one point at No. 9 Miami in the fourth quarter before losing 27-19.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Malik Rosier threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, and Travis Homer's 33-yard touchdown run with 2:48 left helped No. 8 Miami defeat upset-minded Syracuse 27-19 on Saturday as the Hurricanes extended their winning streak to 11 games.
It was the third consecutive down-to-the-end game for Miami (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which is off to its best league start since joining the ACC in 2004.
Syracuses' Eric Dungey threw three touchdown passes and Cole Murphy kicked a 30-yard field goal with 9:41 left as the Orange stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 at the Carrier Dome Friday night.
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Syracuse, N.Y. - A quick take on Syracuse's exciting 27-24 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon in front of a homecoming crowd of 33,290 at the Dome:
WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse (3-3, 1-1) snapped a two game losing streak and won its first ACC game of the season in comeback fashion.
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Syracuse coach Dino Babers hasn't enjoyed reviewing tape of last year's game at Pittsburgh, and for good reason.
The Orange were on the short end of a 76-61 loss at Heinz Field . The 2016 season finale was the highest-scoring regular-season game in FBS history as both teams combined for 1,312 yards of total offense and a record 20 touchdowns.
Not so easy to forget.
"I've never been through something like that before. You really didn't have time to think. It took your breath away and you were totally exhausted after the game," Babers said. "I was exhausted with the loss and the other guy (Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi) was exhausted with the win.
A quick take on Syracuse's 33-25 loss to NC State on Saturday afternoon in North Carolina:
WHAT HAPPENED: Up 26-17 early in the fourth quarter, NC State went on punishing 10-play, 65-yard drive culminating in a one-yard touchdown run to take a 33-17 lead. On the ensuing drive, Syracuse ran a trick play to tight end Ravian Pierce in the endzone on fourth and 10 but the pass fell incomplete (more on that below).
Syracuse's offense was unable to overcome LSU's high-powered running game on Saturday in a 36-26 loss at Tiger Stadium >> Box score
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU coach Ed Orgeron has been apologizing for seemingly an entire week.
On the heels of 37-7 loss to Mississippi State, Orgeron has been taking the blame and emphasizing to fellow Louisiana natives that he feels their disappointment. He's also pledged to turn things around against Syracuse in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night.
"I definitely get it. I understand the expectations at LSU. That was a bad performance. I totally take the blame. I'm going to get this team right," said Orgeron, who is in his first full season on the job. "This is not LSU football. That's not what we came here for, but we're going to get it fixed."
Syracuse rebounded from last week's upset loss on Saturday behind an impressive all-around performance by QB Eric Dungey, who had a rushing and two passing touchdowns in a 41-17 win against Central Michigan.
Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey is about to confront a big challenge - ignoring a frightening moment in his college career.
It's been two years since he took a violent helmet-to-helmet hit in the Carrier Dome that knocked him out of a game against Central Michigan in only his second start for the Orange. The Chippewas (2-0), who lost that game in overtime, return on Saturday with the player that delivered the blow - defensive end Mitch Stanitzek - a prominent part of their defense.
Dungey said he remains focused on the task at hand.
A quick take on Syracuse's 30-23 loss to Middle Tennessee on Saturday afternoon:
WHAT HAPPENED: With the score knotted at 23 midway through the fourth quarter, Brent Stockstill found Shane Tucker in the flat and he leaped over Juwan Dowels for the go-ahead score with 6:46 left. With SU moving the ball well on its ensuing drive, Eric Dungey threw a costly interception looking for Erv Phillips as the officials appeared to miss an offside call on the play. Syracuse had one last chance with 33 seconds left, but Steve Ishmael was dropped on a 4th and 15 one yard short of a first down, and the Orange dropped its first game of the season...
Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey is certain of one thing - the second game of the season will be a reunion in his football journey.
The Orange's record-setting junior quarterback is thriving in the uptempo offensive scheme of second-year coach Dino Babers. On Saturday, he'll face the coach that saw something special in him in high school in Oregon when few others did and lured him across the country to Syracuse. Scott Shafer will be on the opposing sideline in the Carrier Dome when Middle Tennessee visits on Saturday.
Shafer is in his first season as defensive coordinator for the Blue Raiders, who lost their opener at home to Vanderbilt 28-6.
"He's a genius, so he's going to come up with something," Dungey said of Shafer...
A quick take on Syracuse's 50-7 win over Central Connecticut State on Friday night at the Carrier Dome to open the 2017 season:
WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey completed his first 13 passes, the offense scored touchdowns on its first three drives, and the defense pitched a shutout in the first half in a dominant performance. The Orange outgained Central Connecticut State 586-154, while amassing 37 first downs.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Dino Babers is no longer the rookie coach at Syracuse, and that's a good thing as the Orange prepare to start the second year of his tenure.
"The team has a much better feel for the coaches, a much better feel for the scheme," Babers said. "They shouldn't be as anxious. I think that should bring them a little bit of calmness, some peace, and hopefully settle them down."
The Orange finished 4-8 in Babers' first season and open 2017 at home on Friday night against FCS foe Central Connecticut State. It's the first meeting between the teams, adding an element of the unknown. The Blue Devils were 2-9 last season and are picked to finish fourth in the Northeast Conference...
Wes Cheng of The Juice Online is joined by Boeheim's Army General Manager Kevin Belbey to talk all things Syracuse basketball.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said he will be guiding the Orange for "five or six more years" on Friday at the program's annual 'Cuse Awards earlier this week.
"I hope everybody's having a great year," Boeheim said, according to SB Nation's Nunes Magician. "I didn't. Normally when you lose your last game, you're really upset. Not so much when you're in the NIT. Not only did we lose the last game, but then I find out I've gotta coach for five or six more years."
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has agreed to a new contract that will extend past next season.
The extension of the Hall of Fame coach's contract comes after head-coach-in-waiting Mike Hopkins was hired Sunday by Washington. Boeheim had planned to step down following the conclusion of next season. Details of the extension were not released.
Boeheim just completed his 41st season as head coach at his alma mater. He ranks second all-time among Division I coaches in victories with 903, trailing only Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski.
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In a move that caught many in Central New York off guard, associate head coach Mike Hopkins will be taking the head coaching position at the University of Washington. He replaces Lorenzo Romar, who was fired after a dismal 9-22 season and an 11th place finish in the Pac-12. >> Read more
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A quick take on Syracuse's 85-80 loss to Ole Miss in the NIT second round at the Dome, ending the Orange season:
WHAT HAPPENED: In a first-ever meeting between the schools, Ole Miss (22-13) became the ninth SEC team (of 14) to play in the Dome, and using a mix of defenses and torrid three point shooting, knocked the Orange (19-15) out of the NIT.
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A quick take on Syracuse's 90-77 win over UNC Greensboro in the opening round of the NIT at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday evening:
WHAT HAPPENED: With Syracuse comfortably ahead by double digits most of the second half, and as much as 81-63 with 5:40 left to go, UNC Greensboro made things interesting late.
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A quick take on Syracuse being left out of the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday:
WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse's NCAA Tournament bubble finally burst on Sunday, with the selection committee leaving the most hotly debated team out of the field of 68. Instead of SU, the last four teams that were invited included USC, Wake Forest, Kansas State and Providence. The Deacons are a relatively curious choice because the Orange owned more top-50 wins, finished ahead of them in the ACC, and also won the teams' only head-to-head matchup this season. Regardless, Syracuse is headed to the NIT for the first time since 2008. >> Read more at The Juice
NEW YORK - A quick take on Syracuse's 62-57 loss against Miami in the second round of the ACC Tournament at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn:
WHAT HAPPENED: After a Tyus Battle 3-pointer with 12:23 left gave the Orange a brief 41-40 lead, Dejan Vasiljevic drained consecutive 3-pointers to give Miami the lead that it had held through most of the game. The Orange would pull to within one with just over four minutes left and within two with 12.1 seconds left, but could never retake the lead, and SU remained winless in the ACC Tournament.
A quick take on Syracuse's 90-61 blowout win against Georgia Tech on Senior Day at the Carrier Dome:
WHAT HAPPENED: After Syracuse's 12-point halftime lead was cut to 38-35 with 18:06 left in the second half, Andrew White led a furious Syracuse run that left it with a 70-46 lead with 7:56 to go. With the game in rout territory with 3:02 left, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim allowed SU fans to pay homage to senior Dajuan Coleman, who had only appeared in three other ACC games in his final season.
A quick take on Syracuse's 88-68 blowout loss to Louisville on Sunday afternoon:
WHAT HAPPENED: After Syracuse took a 17-13 lead with 10:11 left in the first half after a Tyus Battle 3-pointer, Louisville tightened its defense and took a commanding 41-25 lead into intermission. An Andrew White layup with 9:08 left in the second half cut the lead to 61-50, but that is the closest Syracuse would get.
A quick take on Syracuse's incredible 78-75 win over Duke on Wednesday evening at the Carrier Dome:
WHAT HAPPENED: With three Duke defenders in his face and the game tied, Syracuse guard John Gillon launched a 3-pointer from straight away that banked in as time expired, as the Orange likely stamped its ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a dramatic come-from-behind win.
Former Syracuse center and first-round draft pick Fab Melo died on Saturday at the age of 26 in his home country of Brazil.
A quick take on Syracuse's disappointing 80-75 loss against Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon, at Petersen Events Center on the Pitt campus:
WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse's five-game ACC winning streak came to a screeching halt as Pitt led throughout, and the Panthers split the season series. After opening up a seven-point halftime lead, Pitt answered the several Orange (16-10, 8-5) second half runs by beating the SU press down court and scoring easy baskets, and by out-rebounding Syracuse 41-25.
Down by eight with roughly eight minutes left to go, the Orange closed the gap over the next four minutes, pulling to within 75-74 after a Tyler Lydon dunk with 4:00 to go. From there, the teams traded the lead three times in the final minute, but Donte Grantham's free throw line jumper with 6.7 seconds left gave Clemson a 81-79 lead. But Tyus Battle's 3-pointer as time expired gave Syracuse an improbable win, its fifth in a row, and the Orange won for just the second time on the road this season.
A quick take on Syracuse's 66-62 win against Virginia on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome:
WHAT HAPPENED: Down 34-22 coming out of intermission, Syracuse started on an 11-0 run and eventually led by as many as six points midway through the second half.
A quick take on Syracuse's thrilling, back and forth 100-93 overtime victory against North Carolina State on Wednesday evening at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.:
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A quick take on Syracuse's 82-72 win against Florida State on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome:
WHAT HAPPENED: After Dwayne Bacon's 3-pointer with 1:47 left pulled FSU to within 72-70, John Gillon responded with 10 straight points to keep the Seminoles at bay.