SU comes back from a seven-point deficit in the final minutes of regulation to force overtime, but falls to the Cardinals, 76-72
The Syracuse men’s basketball team (16-11, 8-6 ACC) came back from a seven-point deficit with a little more than two minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime, and then cut an eight-point deficit with 40 seconds left in overtime to just two, but ultimately couldn't finish the job, falling to No. 8 Louisville (21-5, 9-4 ACC) 76-72 on Monday night.
After overcoming multiple second-half deficits during its five-game win streak, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team’s comeback came up short at Pittsburgh (14-11, 3-9 ACC) on Saturday afternoon, losing 80-75. SU (16-10, 8-5 ACC) had topped the Panthers, 77-66, in early January, but failed to complete the season sweep at the Petersen Events Center. Here are three takeaways from the Orange’s loss:
Orange scores two fourth-quarter touchdowns to secure first ACC victory.
The Syracuse Orange football team hadn’t beaten a ranked opponent since 2012, and not many fans expected that to change against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. But, in stunning fashion, the No. 17 Hokies (4-2, 2-1 ACC) fell to Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 ACC), 31-17.
Fans stormed the field following the victory, ecstatic their team pulled out an upset.
SU's Lies Lagerweij scores on penalty shot five minutes into extra period to give Orange the victory
The No.4 Syracuse Orange Field Hockey team defeated the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The game marked the smallest offensive output by both teams on the season.
There were plenty of scoring chances throughout the match, but the SU defense, led by senior goalie Regan Spencer, was sharp. Spencer made three key saves off of Louisville penalty corners in the contest.
The sophomore's nearly-perfect night in the face-off circle helps SU pull away in the second half.
Ben Williams’ dominance at the face-off X propelled Syracuse to a win over in-state rival Albany in a matchup tightly contested for much of Thursday evening at the Carrier Dome.
Williams won 24 of 27 face-offs for the No. 2 Orange (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) against Albany (7-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) before being pulled in the middle of the fourth quarter as SU emerged victorious, 17-12.
After not scoring for nearly a month, the sophomore helped the Cardinals pull away in the second half.
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said he had a conversation with reserve guard Anton Gill earlier this week and told the sophomore he was “mentally in a funk.”
But instead of giving Pitino lip service, Gill responded with a promise that he would be ready to play. So when Pitino was forced to go to his bench in the second half of Friday’s East Regional at the Carrier Dome against North Carolina State, he chose Gill over Shaqquan Aaron at the three-spot.
Then Gill delivered on his promise in the biggest way.