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.
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.
Villanova handed Syracuse its first loss of the season and snapped the Orange's 18 game winning streak. Monday, SU will travel to Philadelphia with an opportunity to return the favor.
After a thrilling overtime victory against Rutgers, the Syracuse Orange are heading to Philadelphia to face the Villanova Wildcats. SU will look to avenge its earlier season loss when Villanova defeated the Orange, 82-73, and snapped its 18 game win-streak.
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.
Behind the aggressive play of sophomore guard Brandon Triche, Syracuse erased a four-point halftime deficit to blow past Big East foe West Virginia in the second half for a 63-52 Valentine's Day victory.
Facing a four-point deficit at the half, it seemed like the Orange were headed for their fourth straight home loss. That’s when C.J. Fair and Brandon Triche decided to take over. The duo sparked what may have been Syracuse’s best half of the season, and helped the Orange to a 63-52 win over West Virginia.
Toughness. The Syracuse Orange men's basketball team seemed to embody that word last night. The Orange shut down the West Virginia Mountaineer's offense in the second half and got the win, according to ESPN.
Brandon Triche's second straight 20-point game helped lead Syracuse to the win. Rick Jackson had 10 points and nine rebounds and C.J. Fair had eight points.
After losing three consecutive home games and two consecutive road games, the Orange are hoping to stop the bleeding Monday night as they host Big East rival West Virginia.
Following a disappointing loss to Louisville Saturday, Syracuse returns home to the Carrier Dome to play Big East foe West Virginia. The Orange are looking to pick up a home win for the first time in more than a month, since beating Cincinnati January 15.
After its 18-0 start to the season, the Orange (20-6, 7-6) have won only two of their last eight games. During this stretch, defense has been a major issue, as the Orange are allowing 11 more points per game than they did during their first 20 games.