Dion Waiters

January 17, 2012 - 8:31am
Syracuse defeated Pittsburgh for the first time since 2006

No. 1 Syracuse (20-0, 7-0) opened up with a 13-0 run and never looked back as they defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers (11-8, 0-6) Monday night in the Carrier Dome, 71-63. With the win, Syracuse set the mark for its best start in school history.

That wasn’t the only record set Monday night, as coach Jim Boeheim won his 876th game to tie legendary coach Adolph Rupp for the fourth most wins by a NCAA Division I coach.

January 8, 2012 - 1:36pm
A 23-5 run at the end of the second half helped the Orange to its fourth Big East victory of the year.

The No. 1 Syracuse men’s basketball team (17-0, 4-0 Big East) kept its unbeaten streak alive after defeating the No. 20 Marquette Golden Eagles (12-4, 1-2 Big East) 73-66 Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

January 5, 2012 - 4:18pm
For the second straight year the Orange basketball team has started its season with sixteen straight victories.

Six SU players scored in double-figures as the No. 1 Syracuse (16-0, 3-0) pulled away in the second half to defeat Providence (11-5, 0-3) by a score of 87-73 Wednesday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.  It was the seventh straight game the Orange won by a double-digit margin, also marking SU’s sixteenth straight victory and third straight against Big East opponents.

January 2, 2012 - 11:22am
Senior forward Kris Joseph led the Orange past the Blue Demons

No. 1 Syracuse (15-0, 2-0) remains undefeated after senior forward Kris Joseph led the Orange to an 87-68 victory over DePaul (9-4, 0-1) Sunday night.

Joseph, who finished the night with a season-high 22 points, led the Orange to their fifteenth straight victory and second straight against Big East opponents. With his performance, Joseph passed Ryan Blackwell for 42nd on the SU’s career scoring list with 1,190 career points. He also finished the night with a team-high 7 rebounds.

December 29, 2011 - 11:53am
Sophomore center Fab Melo shines in the Orange's fourteenth straight victory, becoming the first SU player to ever record 10 blocks in a game.

The No. 1 Syracuse men’s basketball team (14-0, 1-0 Big East) began conference play with a bang on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome, defeating Seton Hall (11-2, 0-1 Big East) 75-49. The win extends Syracuse’s current winning streak to 14, snaps Seton Hall’s eight-game winning streak and marks the third straight year in which the Orange have began a season with 14 straight wins.

December 23, 2011 - 11:26am
A 19-0 run late in the first half helped the Orange to hand the Green Wave its second loss of the season.

December 18, 2011 - 10:25am
Waiters scores a career-high 22 points as the Orange remains unbeaten.

The No. 1 Syracuse men’s basketball team (11-0, 0-0 Big East) won its eleventh straight game to start the season after defeating the North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-4, 0-0 ACC) 88-72 Saturday at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.

The Orange had five players score in double figures. Sophomore guard Dion Waiters led all Syracuse scorers with a career-high of 22 points off the bench, senior forward Kris Joseph scored 21, and senior guard Scoop Jardine scored 16.

December 16, 2011 - 10:16am
SU's starting guard has cousins living here in Syracuse to support him on and off the basketball court this season.

Teams rise to the top of the polls with support.

As the Syracuse University men's basketball team currently plays as the nation's No. 1 team, senior guard Scoop Jardine knows all about support.

Most fans know Jardine is a cousin to fellow teammate sophomore Dion Waiters, but the senior guard also has two more cousins who moved to Syracuse during the past year.

March 20, 2011 - 11:47pm
Marquette hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with less than 30 seconds to play, and the Golden Eagles defeated Syracuse for the second time this year to end SU's season and advance to the NCAA's Sweet-16.

Freshman guard Dion Waiters scored a career-high 18 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Orange were upset by 11-seed Marquette, 66-62, ending Syracuse’s season.

SU was hampered by 18 turnovers and six charging calls on offense. Marquette used heavy pressure to prevent the Orange from running their offense, and Syracuse struggled to find any sort of offensive rhythm.

The loss of sophomore Brandon Triche didn’t help the Orange either. Triche landed flush on his back after going up for a lay-up in the second half and never returned to the game.

March 19, 2011 - 12:04pm
Syracuse's superior size out-muscles 14-seed Indiana State Friday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, setting up a Sunday showdown with Big East foe Marquette.

Since the Syracuse Orange's disappointing loss to the Butler Bulldogs in the third round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, the Syracuse Orange believe they have to make up for lost time. In fact, “Unfinished Business” has been the team’s mantra for the season to serve as a reminder of the goal at hand: a national championship.