Fab Melo

January 21, 2012 - 11:24pm
Irish hit eight three pointers to upset No. 1 Syracuse

The No. 1 team in the nation lost its first game of the season Saturday night as Notre Dame (12-8, 4-3) beat Syracuse (20-1, 7-1) 67-58 at the Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind.

The loss prevented the Orange from setting a Big East record for the best record to start the season in Big East Conference history. Instead Syracuse will settle for a tie in the category with the 2004-05 Boston College team that also started their season 20-0.

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.

June 1, 2011 - 1:47pm
Fab Melo voluntarily appears in city court Wednesday for incident two days earlier.

Sophomore center Fab Melo, 20, appeared before Syracuse City Judge James Cecile Wednesday to plea not guilty for criminal mischief charges relating to a Monday incident. The court called Melo - full name Fabrico P de Melo - in for questioning and he voluntarily came before Cecile in court. 

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.

March 11, 2011 - 11:11am
Syracuse is hoping to defeat Connecticut for the second time this season – and preferably in less than six overtime periods – when they take on the Huskies in the Big East tournament semifinals Friday.

Two years ago, Syracuse and UConn played one of the greatest games in NCAA history. The epic six-overtime marathon lasted nearly four hours and carried over into the early hours of the morning. Friday, the Orange will face the Huskies in the Big East tournament once again.