Orange Nation got its first glimpse of the 2015-16 men's and women's basketball teams.
Syracuse hoops fans had a ball at Orange Madness Friday evening at the Carrier Dome. The annual pre-season event introduces the men’s and women’s basketball teams and allows them to shine under beaming lights and blasting music.
SU women’s basketball team takes down No. 7 Tennessee, 89-67
Syracuse used a similar formula to beat Tennessee as it used to beat South Carolina on Friday. After a back and forth first quarter, SU went on a 13-0 run in the second quarter to go up 33-26 and never looked back from there. ‘Cuse entered the half up by 6, 41-35.
For the first time in program history Syracuse is going to the Sweet 16.
The Orange looked comfortable in the Carrier Dome once again on Sunday. SU took advantage of the home crowd (third largest in school history) and wore down the Great Danes. Syracuse went down early in the game but quickly woke up and wrestled the lead back from Albany. The Orange entered halftime up 40-33 and never looked back.
The world-famous basketball team celebrated 90 years of sharing family fun with all who came to enjoy the show.
Thousands of children and parents of Syracuse were hitting the floors laughing Saturday night in the Carrier Dome because the Harlem Globetrotters put on a show to remember. The world-famous event had amusement coming from all corners of the court- from dancing to jokes to water-bucket tossing to massive mascots- there was even some basketball to be played.
Head coach Jim Boeheim will be suspended for 9 ACC games, and the team will lose 12 scholarships over the next four years.
On Friday, the NCAA announced penalties against the Syracuse men's basketball and football teams resulting from infractions by both programs over the past 14 years.
Head basketball coach Jim Boeheim has been suspended for nine Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) games, and the team will lose three scholarships over each of the next four seasons, according to a 94-page report by the NCAA that can be read in full below. The violations occurred over the past eight years.
Strong performance in paint sparks the SU offense in easy victory.
Syracuse forward Michael Gbinije drained a jumper and drew a foul with only two seconds left on the shot clock late in the second half to give the No. 23 Orange a 13-point lead over the Hampton Pirates.
The 22,848 fans at the Carrier Dome erupted, but it was one of the few times during Sunday’s game they were able to do so.