Fab Melo

March 10, 2011 - 7:10pm
Fab Melo scored a career-high 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting to provide the Orange a lift in their Big East tournament matchup with St. John's.

Twelve points, four rebounds, two blocks. That may not seem like an overly impressive statline, but when your name is Fab Melo, those kinds of numbers are huge. It was that type of play from the much maligned former McDonald’s All-American that helped Syracuse escape St. John’s Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.

Coming off of a strong performance in a blowout of lowly DePaul, Melo’s confidence was high. That certainly paid off for the big Brazilian who played his most meaningful minutes in a meaningful game, and scored a career-high 12 points.

March 9, 2011 - 2:27pm
Winners of their last five, the Syracuse Orange are clicking at the right time. SU will look to continue its streak Thursday at 2 p.m. when it takes on the winner of the St. John's - Rutgers game Wednesday.

March is finally here. It’s the second season, when a single game’s outcome can determine if you will be forever cheered or jeered. March is all about the drama: single game eliminations, final possessions, and Christian Laettner-esque buzzer beaters.

Thursday afternoon (2:00 p.m. ESPN) the Orange will be starting their second season in the familiar confines of Madison Square Garden in the quarterfinals of the Big East Men’s Basketball Championship.

March 5, 2011 - 11:07pm
SU's 107-59 shellacking of lowly DePaul earns the Orange a No. 4 seed and extra day of rest before the conference playoffs.

Rick Jackson and Syracuse made sure the Orange’s lone senior had a Senior Night to remember. SU jumped on DePaul early, turning the game into a laugher by halftime as the Orange beat the Blue Demons 107-59, locking up the No. 4 seed and a double-bye in the upcoming Big East tournament.

March 4, 2011 - 12:58pm
Riding a four game win streak, Syracuse can lock up a double-bye in the upcoming Big East tournament with a win over DePaul Saturday.

The Syracuse Orange will welcome the DePaul Blue Demons into the Carrier Dome Saturday to end the regular season. The Orange (24-6, 11-6) will look to extend their four-game winning streak heading into the Big East tournament.

February 26, 2011 - 8:31pm
For the second straight road game, Syracuse held off a higher ranked team to win on the road as they beat Georgetown Saturday, 58-51.

In the latest chapter of one of the Big East’s fiercest rivalries, No. 20 Syracuse pulled out a 58-51 road upset over No. 11 Georgetown. The Orange improved to 24-6 overall and 11-6 in the conference.

Junior Scoop Jardine led the way for the Orange with a game-high 17 points. Jardine also dished out seven assists to help ruin Senior Day for the Hoyas.

The loss of senior point guard Chris Wright clearly hurt Georgetown on both sides of the court. Wright had surgery on his left hand after a collision in the loss to Cincinnati earlier this week.

February 25, 2011 - 6:08pm
Syracuse will be looking for revenge when it takes on Georgetown Saturday at the Verizon Center. The Hoyas beat the Orange at the Dome less than three weeks ago.

Following a win at Villanova Monday, Syracuse will have another chance to avenge an earlier home loss Saturday against a depleted Georgetown squad. The Orange could be playing for a bye in the upcoming Big East conference tournament.

The Hoya’s will be without senior leader Chris Wright who recently broke a finger on his non-shooting hand. Wright is not expected to return until mid-March.

February 25, 2011 - 2:47pm
Syracuse will be looking for revenge when it takes on Georgetown Saturday at the Verizon Center. The Hoyas beat the Orange at the Dome less than three weeks ago.

Following a win at Villanova Monday, Syracuse will have another chance to avenge an earlier home loss Saturday against a depleted Georgetown squad. The Orange could be playing for a bye in the upcoming Big East conference tournament.

February 22, 2011 - 10:41am
Syracuse used contributions from a trio of Philadelphia natives to help the Orange pick up a big road win and even the season series with Villanova.

Two nights removed from a lackluster performance at home against Rutgers, Syracuse responded with what may have been its best win to date. The Orange played one of their best defensive games of the season to upset No. 14 Villanova Monday, 69-64.

Led by a trio of Philadelphia-born players, the Orange used a smothering defense and caused the Wildcats to miss 16 of their first 17 field goal attempts – including a drought of nearly nine minutes early in the game. As a team, Villanova was held to 32 percent from the field and a dismal 19 percent (5-of-26) from 3-point range.

February 20, 2011 - 8:59am
Syracuse used 47 free throw attempts to supplement a lackluster shooting night and make just enough plays to hold off Rutgers in overtime Saturday, 84-80.

On the way to the Carrier Dome Saturday, 28,944 fans endured the freezing temperatures outside, most expecting to see Syracuse grab another Big East win. But instead they got a chance to witness an overtime thriller.

February 12, 2011 - 6:34pm
No. 15 Louisville defeated No. 13 Syracuse for the seventh consecutive time Saturday. The Orange have now lost six of their last eight games.

A 20-point deficit proved to be a bit too much for the Orange to overcome Saturday, as they lost to the Louisville Cardinals, 73-69.