Nov 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers fullback George Aston (35) stiff arms Syracuse Orange defensive back Kielan Whitner (25) on his way to scoring a touchdown during the second quarter at Heinz Field. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers fullback George Aston (35) stiff arms Syracuse Orange defensive back Kielan Whitner (25) on his way to scoring a touchdown during the second quarter at Heinz Field. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

A quick take on Syracuse's 76-61 loss to Pitt on Saturday afternoon to close out the 2016 season:

WHAT HAPPENED: Already down 35-21 to begin the second half, reserve quarterback Zack Mahoney threw a backbreaking pick-6 to Dane Johnson, giving Pitt a 42-21 lead with 11:38 left in the third quarter. On Pitt's ensuing possession, Quadree Henderson took it to the house on a 66-yard run, giving Pitt an insurmountable lead in what ended up being a back-and-forth offensive slugfest. It ended an up-and-down season for Dino Babers first season on The Hill, dropping the Orange to 4-8 and eliminating any outside chance of a bowl game. >> Read more at The Juice

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Jan 16, 2018; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Matthew Moyer (2) looks to dribble the ball past Pittsburgh Panthers guard Parker Stewart (1) during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Jan 16, 2018; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Matthew Moyer (2) looks to dribble the ball past Pittsburgh Panthers guard Parker Stewart (1) during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Frank Howard had 18 points, seven rebounds and five steals and Syracuse snapped a four-game losing streak, defeating Pittsburgh 59-45 Tuesday night.

With the win the Orange (13-6, 2-4 ACC) averted the first five-game losing streak in coach Jim Boeheim's 42-year tenure.

Tyus Battle, who scored just four first-half points for Syracuse, had 15. Oshae Brissett added 10. >> Read more

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Jan 13, 2018; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard CJ Walker (2) shoots past Syracuse Orange forward Matthew Moyer (2) during the first half at Donald L. Tucker Center. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports (Melina Vastola)
Jan 13, 2018; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard CJ Walker (2) shoots past Syracuse Orange forward Matthew Moyer (2) during the first half at Donald L. Tucker Center. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports (Melina Vastola)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Briain Angola scored 24 points, including five in the second overtime, and Christ Koumadje added a career-high 23 as No. 24 Florida State defeated Syracuse 101-90 in double overtime on Saturday.

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Dec 31, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) tries to drive the ball past the defense of Virginia Tech Hokies guard Tyrie Jackson (1) during the second half at Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Dec 31, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) tries to drive the ball past the defense of Virginia Tech Hokies guard Tyrie Jackson (1) during the second half at Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Come Monday, No. 23 Florida State -- losers of two straight -- likely will find themselves on the outside looking in of The Associated Press Top 25 poll.

But the Seminoles will get one final shot to impress voters before they fill out their ballots this weekend.

Florida State (12-4 overall, 1-3 ACC) hosts Syracuse (12-5, 1-3) on Saturday in a duel of ACC cellar dwellers. Florida State and Syracuse are tied for second-to-last in the standings after great starts to their nonconference schedules that has not translated into conference success.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Kyle Guy scored 22 points, De'Andre Hunter added 15 and No. 3 Virginia beat Syracuse 68-61 on Tuesday night.

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Dec 31, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) tries to drive the ball past the defense of Virginia Tech Hokies guard Tyrie Jackson (1) during the second half at Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Dec 31, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) tries to drive the ball past the defense of Virginia Tech Hokies guard Tyrie Jackson (1) during the second half at Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

Currently in the midst of a three-game homestand, No. 3 Virginia sits atop the ACC standings and welcomes Syracuse into John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday night.

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Jan 6, 2018; Syracuse, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard TJ Gibbs (10) shoots the ball against the defense of Syracuse Orange guard Frank Howard (23) during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Jan 6, 2018; Syracuse, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard TJ Gibbs (10) shoots the ball against the defense of Syracuse Orange guard Frank Howard (23) during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) T.J. Gibbs scored 18 points and his steal in the final minute set up Rex Pflueger's decisive layup with 2.6 seconds left as Notre Dame rallied to beat Syracuse 51-49 on Saturday, its fifth straight victory.

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Jan 3, 2018; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons center Doral Moore (4) attempts to grab a rebound against Syracuse Orange forward Oshae Brissett (11) in the first half at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)
Jan 3, 2018; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons center Doral Moore (4) attempts to grab a rebound against Syracuse Orange forward Oshae Brissett (11) in the first half at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Bryant Crawford scored 19 points to help Wake Forest beat Syracuse 73-67 on Wednesday night.

The Demon Deacons (8-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) went ahead for good on Terrence Thompson's scooping layup with 1:56 left. Wake Forest then did just enough to hang on, earning its first win in six tries against the Orange (12-3, 1-1) despite missing five final-minute free throws. >> Read more

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Dec 27, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) starts off on a fast break against the Eastern Michigan Eagles during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Dec 27, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) starts off on a fast break against the Eastern Michigan Eagles during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Tyus Battle scored 22 points, including 10 in a row and 16 in the second half, and Paschal Chukwu had a career-high 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks to lead Syracuse to a 62-47 win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night.

Battle had just six points on 1-of-6 shooting, including 0-of-5 from 3-point range, in the first half, but heated up in the second, hitting 6-of-9 field-goal attempts and 3-of-4 3-pointers to lead the Orange (11-2). Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett had 11 points each. >> Read more

 

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Jaylen Adams scored 23 points, 21 in the first half, and St. Bonaventure withstood a furious Syracuse rally to win its first-ever game in the Carrier Dome in 11 tries, defeating Syracuse 60-57 in overtime Friday night.

The Bonnies (10-2) led by as many as 13 in the second half but Syracuse (10-2) closed regulation on a 15-2 run to tie the game at 53. Paschal Chukwu, a career 48 percent shooter from the foul line, tied the game on a layup and foul shot with 1:18 to go in regulation. Tyus Battle missed a potential game-winning layup with two seconds to go in regulation and Oshae Brissett missed a put-back at the buzzer.

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Nov 27, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) dunks the ball against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Nov 27, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) dunks the ball against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

The Syracuse Orange (11-1) look to take down the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (9-2) in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. Friday night. 

The Orange's best player so far this season -- sophomore G Tyus Battle -- was limited in a heart-racing win over Buffalo in Syracuse's last contest. Battle, who averages 20.7 points per game, only dropped 13 in the game. They will look to get him going in this one. 

St. Bonaventure features a dangerous duo of guards in Matt Mobley and Jaylen Adams. The 6-foot-3 Mobley averages 18.4 points a game, while the 6-foot-1 Adams is averaging 17.2 points so far this season. These two seniors are going to be a problem for Syracuse if they can't match up well, especially on the perimeter.

With the Orange barely getting past the Bulls in their last contest, they will be sure to look for a hot start and dominate on their home court. 

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Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bulls at Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bulls at Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

A quick take on Syracuse's gutsy 81-74 win over Buffalo Tuesday evening at the Dome:

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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts to an official in the second half of an NCAA college basketball NIT game against UNC Greensboro in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Syracuse won 90-77. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts to an official in the second half of an NCAA college basketball NIT game against UNC Greensboro in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Syracuse won 90-77. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

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

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Dec 9, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) shoots the ball against the defense of Colgate Raiders guard Sean O'Brien (0) during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Dec 9, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) shoots the ball against the defense of Colgate Raiders guard Sean O'Brien (0) during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Tyus Battle scored 24 points, Oshae Brissett added a career-high 20 and Syracuse defeated Colgate 72-58 on Saturday.

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Nov 27, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) dunks the ball against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Nov 27, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) dunks the ball against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

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.

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Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle reacts to a made 3-point basket by teammate guard Frank Howard against the Maryland Terrapins during the first half at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle reacts to a made 3-point basket by teammate guard Frank Howard against the Maryland Terrapins during the first half at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

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

 

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Sep 9, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey (2) disputes a call on a fourth down play with referee Rodney Burnette during the second quarter against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Sep 9, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey (2) disputes a call on a fourth down play with referee Rodney Burnette during the second quarter against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

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.

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Syracuse Orange wide receiver Devin C. Butler (5) celebrates his touchdown catch and run with teammate running back Dontae Strickland (4) against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange wide receiver Devin C. Butler (5) celebrates his touchdown catch and run with teammate running back Dontae Strickland (4) against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

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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Nov 22, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Frank Howard (23) tries to get past Toledo Rockets guard Marreon Jackson (3) during the first half of a game at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Nov 22, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Frank Howard (23) tries to get past Toledo Rockets guard Marreon Jackson (3) during the first half of a game at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

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

 

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Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle reacts to a made 3-point basket against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies during the first half at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle reacts to a made 3-point basket against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies during the first half at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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Nov 18, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Frank Howard (23) dribbles the ball as Texas Southern Tigers forward Kevin Scott (4) defends during the second half of a game at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Nov 18, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Frank Howard (23) dribbles the ball as Texas Southern Tigers forward Kevin Scott (4) defends during the second half of a game at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

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.

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Nov 18, 2017; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals wide receiver Jaylen Smith (9) runs the ball against Syracuse Orange defensive back Juwan Dowels (9) to score a touchdown during the second quarter at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports (Jamie Rhodes)
Nov 18, 2017; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals wide receiver Jaylen Smith (9) runs the ball against Syracuse Orange defensive back Juwan Dowels (9) to score a touchdown during the second quarter at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports (Jamie Rhodes)

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.

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Syracuse Orange wide receiver Devin C. Butler (5) celebrates his touchdown catch and run with teammate running back Dontae Strickland (4) against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange wide receiver Devin C. Butler (5) celebrates his touchdown catch and run with teammate running back Dontae Strickland (4) against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

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."

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Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle prepares to shoot the ball past Iona Gaels guard Zach Lewis during the first half of a game at the Carrier Dome. (Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle prepares to shoot the ball past Iona Gaels guard Zach Lewis during the first half of a game at the Carrier Dome. (Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports)

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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Nov 11, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback John Wolford (10) runs past Syracuse Orange linebacker Parris Bennett (30) for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a game at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Nov 11, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback John Wolford (10) runs past Syracuse Orange linebacker Parris Bennett (30) for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a game at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

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.

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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.

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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.

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Nov 4, 2017; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Cam Akers (3) runs for a touchdown against the Syracuse Orange at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports (Glenn Beil)
Nov 4, 2017; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Cam Akers (3) runs for a touchdown against the Syracuse Orange at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports (Glenn Beil)

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.

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Oct 21, 2017; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Syracuse Orange running back Dontae Strickland (4) evades the tackle of Miami Hurricanes defensive back Sheldrick Redwine (22) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Oct 21, 2017; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Syracuse Orange running back Dontae Strickland (4) evades the tackle of Miami Hurricanes defensive back Sheldrick Redwine (22) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

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.

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Oct 21, 2017; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Travis Homer (24) scores a touchdown against the Syracuse Orange during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Oct 21, 2017; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Travis Homer (24) scores a touchdown against the Syracuse Orange during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

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.

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Clemson's K'Von Wallace (12) makes a diving tackle on Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey (2) during the third quarter. (Rich Barnes)
Clemson's K'Von Wallace (12) makes a diving tackle on Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey (2) during the third quarter. (Rich Barnes)

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 Orange wide receiver Devin C. Butler (5) celebrates his touchdown catch and run with teammate running back Dontae Strickland (4) against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange wide receiver Devin C. Butler (5) celebrates his touchdown catch and run with teammate running back Dontae Strickland (4) against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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North Carolina State Wolfpack back Jaylen Samuels (1) is pushed out of bounds by Syracuse Orange defensive back Jordan Martin (2) during the first half at Carter-Finley Stadium. (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
North Carolina State Wolfpack back Jaylen Samuels (1) is pushed out of bounds by Syracuse Orange defensive back Jordan Martin (2) during the first half at Carter-Finley Stadium. (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)

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).

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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

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Sep 16, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange wide receiver Devin C. Butler (5) reaches for a pass in front of Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Darwyn Kelly (4) that would fall incomplete during the fourth quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Sep 16, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange wide receiver Devin C. Butler (5) reaches for a pass in front of Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Darwyn Kelly (4) that would fall incomplete during the fourth quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

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."

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Sep 16, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange wide receiver Steve Ishmael (8) runs with the ball after a catch in front of Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Darwyn Kelly (4) during the third quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Sep 16, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange wide receiver Steve Ishmael (8) runs with the ball after a catch in front of Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Darwyn Kelly (4) during the third quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

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.

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(Mark Konezny)

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.

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Recapping highlights from Syracuse's and Rutgers' tough losses on Saturday.

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...

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(Rich Barnes)

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...

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(Rich Barnes)

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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(Charles LeClaire)

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...

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Wes Cheng of The Juice Online is joined by Boeheim's Army General Manager Kevin Belbey to talk all things Syracuse basketball.

Wes Cheng of The Juice Online is joined by Boeheim's Army General Manager Kevin Belbey to talk all things Syracuse basketball.

 

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Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim coaches against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half of an ACC tournament game at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim coaches against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half of an ACC tournament game at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

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."

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Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim gestures to the crowd while walking to the court prior to the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim gestures to the crowd while walking to the court prior to the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

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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Syracuse Orange interim head coach Mike Hopkins reacts to a call against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Orange interim head coach Mike Hopkins reacts to a call against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at the Carrier Dome. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

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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Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

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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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts to an official in the second half of an NCAA college basketball NIT game against UNC Greensboro in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Syracuse won 90-77. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts to an official in the second half of an NCAA college basketball NIT game against UNC Greensboro in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Syracuse won 90-77. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

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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Tarik Tuner and Tom Pecora join SportsNite to discuss the events of Selection Sunday, including the omission of Syracuse.

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

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(Brad Penner)

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.

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