basketball

March 21, 2016 - 1:13pm
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.

January 30, 2016 - 1:21pm
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.

March 6, 2015 - 11:28am
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. 

November 17, 2014 - 1:04am
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. 

November 11, 2014 - 4:32pm
Despite poor shooting, the Orange cruised past Adrian in its final tuneup game.

As the second half began and the announced 7,680 fans rose to their feet, No. 23 Syracuse was nursing an unexpectedly low 13-point lead over D-III Adrian. Still, it was right on the doorstep of breaking the game open 

Twelve minutes later, it had busted the door off its hinges. 

Behind an impressive 23-0 run to begin the latter period, the Orange rolled to an easy 84-35 victory over the Bulldogs at the Carrier Dome on Monday night in its final exhibition contest of the preseason. 

November 3, 2014 - 9:57pm
SU mounts a second-half comeback as new offensive weapons emerge.

After a disappointing conclusion to a once-promising 2013-2014 campaign, standout performances by two of No. 24 Syracuse’s marquee freshmen gave Orange fans plenty of reason to celebrate again Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. 

SU trailed by double digits early on, but seized momentum in the second half behind the play of Kaleb Joseph and fellow frosh Chris McCullough en route to a hard-fought 76-68 victory over Carleton. 

August 28, 2014 - 12:19am
Slate highlighted by home-and-home with Duke, road trip to UNC

Searching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that "special someone" in your life?

Thanks to the Atlantic Coast Conference, you don't have to look any further.

The ACC released its full men's basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season Wednesday afternoon. The obvious headliner on Syracuse's calendar is a return visit by the Duke Blue Devils to the Carrier Dome on Feb. 14. The game will be televised on ESPN.

August 6, 2014 - 9:23pm
SU hoops battles Bears, men's soccer receives votes and volleyball spikes across campus.

Syracuse will have to repeat some of its Maui magic to win the 2014 2K Classic.

The Orange's first opponent in the annual men's basketball tournament will be the California Golden Bears on Nov. 20, according to a Wednesday press release from Syracuse Athletics. Madison Square Garden will play host to the game, which is scheduled to tip-off at approximately 9 p.m.

March 14, 2014 - 8:22pm
TJ Warren scores 28 as the Wolfpack slips past Syracuse, 66-63, in the Orange's first ACC tournament appearance.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The end seemed so familiar to Syracuse. Down by three points with about six minutes to go, Friday’s ACC quarterfinal against N.C. State mirrored the game played at the Carrier Dome on Feb. 15.

But this time, instead of a phenomenal defensive play resulting in a C.J. Fair layup to win the game, Syracuse missed six shots in the final seconds in a 66-63 loss to N.C. State in Greensboro.

February 2, 2014 - 4:56pm
From Castle Court to the Carrier Dome, SU students let their school spirit shine.

Gray skies, falling snow and slushy pavement didn't stop Syracuse University students from engaging in pre-game hoopla in anticipation of the SU versus Duke University game on Saturday.

These party-hungry SU students, sporting custom body paint, T-shirts, stickers and more flocked to Castle Court, located on the edge of Walnut park, where outdoor drinking and dancing gave attendees an outlet to partake in Duke-bashing revelry.