A crucial turnover allowed Syracuse to pull away mid-way through the second half.
Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson hit a jump shot to put the Orange up by six with about nine minutes to play in the second half of Saturday night's men's basketball game against the Elon Phoenix (2-2). Directly after, teammate Michael Gbinije stole the Phoenix inbound pass and knocked down a three-pointer. A five point play in a matter of seconds effectively put the game away and Syracuse would go on to win 66-55 in their third straight game in the Carrier Dome.
The Bonnies held the lead for most of the game, but strong second-half play from Syracuse overcame the deficit.
The announced Carrier Dome attendance had quite a few St. Bonaventure (1-1) fans in the stands out of the 21,379 people that came to see the matchup. They were loud, visible, and pestering Orange fans throughout the game. However, Syracuse (2-0) had the last cheer as the Orange overcame a 32-21 deficit to topple St. Bonaventure 79-66.
The former SU guard spent the last six seasons on Archie Miller's staff at Dayton.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team hired Allen Griffin as an assistant coach, Syracuse University athletics announced on Thursday. A spot opened on SU’s staff after former assistant head coach Mike Hopkins left to become the head coach at the University of Washington late last month.
SU's season ends with 85-80 loss to the Rebels at the Carrier Dome.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team (19-15) lost to the Ole Miss Rebels, 85-80, in the second round of the NIT Tournament, ending a disappointing season that had high expectations at the start following a run to the Final Four in 2016. The Orange had an off shooting night and could not stop Ole Miss sophomore guard Terence Davis, who scored 30 points on 11-14 shooting.
White sets program record for 3-pointers in a season as SU defeats UNCG 90-77.
The top seeded Syracuse men’s basketball team (19-14) beat UNC Greensboro, 90-77, in the first round of the NIT Tournament on Wednesday. Syracuse was in control from the start, taking a quick 7-2 lead and not looking back.
After finishing season 18-14, Orange does not receive at-large bid
Despite a whole lot of nail-biting and praying, the Syracuse men’s basketball team failed to make it into the NCAA Tournament on Sunday after spending most of the year on the bubble. Syracuse at times looked like an NCAA Tournament team, but failed to convince the selection committee that they were worthy of a bid.