NCAA Tournament

March 30, 2016 - 6:46pm
With Houston and Indianapolis only a few days away, the Syracuse community had a chance to cheer on their teams.

Syracuse marked a historic season for their men’s and women’s basketball teams by holding a pep rally at Manley Field House on Wednesday afternoon.

The event helped celebrate both teams advancing to the Final Four for the first time in school history, and just the 13th time in NCAA history a school has pulled off the feat.

Syracuse fans young and old packed the bleachers in Manley to see the teams off. Both Jim Boeheim and Quentin Hillsman joined their players onstage to show their appreciation.

March 19, 2016 - 12:33pm
The first round of the NCAA Tournament was even through one half, and they turned it around without great performances from Graduate Forward Michael Gbinije or Redshirt Senior Guard Trevor Cooney. Here's what you can take away from the game:

1. Halftime Blitz

The Orange were shooting even with the Dayton Flyers heading into halftime, but production grew mightily in the second half. Syracuse outscored Dayton 25-5 through the first 13 minutes, turning a two-point lead into 22.

May 14, 2017 - 8:40pm
Nine Orange players score as SU defeats Yale in first round of NCAA tournament.

Despite winning only four of 22 faceoffs, Syracuse beat Yale 11-10 in the NCAA First Round on Sunday. 

After SU's Ben Williams won the opening faceoff, he lost the next six and was subsequently pulled for Dan Varello during the second quarter. Both Williams and Varello would be used on faceoffs for the remainder of the game.

March 12, 2017 - 8:27pm
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.

March 8, 2017 - 10:36pm
Hurricanes top SU, 62-57, despite 22 points from White, at the Barclays Center.

In what some considered a must-win for the Syracuse men’s basketball team (18-14), Miami (21-10) seemingly locked up its spot in the NCAA Tournament with a 62-57 victory. Contrary, Syracuse loses once again in the ACC Tournament (0-3) and more importantly jeopardizes its tournament hopes come Sunday.

March 27, 2016 - 9:50pm
SU women’s basketball team takes down No. 7 Tennessee, 89-67

Syracuse used a similar formula to beat Tennessee as it used to beat South Carolina on Friday. After a back and forth first quarter, SU went on a 13-0 run in the second quarter to go up 33-26 and never looked back from there. ‘Cuse entered the half up by 6, 41-35.

March 26, 2016 - 2:18am
SU continues its impressive tournament run and moves on to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history

Last year the South Carolina Gamecocks knocked the Orange out of the tournament and ended its season. On Friday Syracuse avenged its loss from last year, beating top-seeded South Carolina 80-72.

March 21, 2016 - 2:13pm
For the first time in program history Syracuse is going to the Sweet 16.

The Orange looked comfortable in the Carrier Dome once again on Sunday. SU took advantage of the home crowd (third largest in school history) and wore down the Great Danes. Syracuse went down early in the game but quickly woke up and wrestled the lead back from Albany. The Orange entered halftime up 40-33 and never looked back.

November 15, 2015 - 1:24pm
Will play Princeton Sunday at 2 p.m. at Coyne Field.

The Orange were certainly tested down the stretch by a relentless UMASS squad. However, in the end, they held off the Minutewomen to win 4-2 and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

 

March 29, 2015 - 10:06pm
The Michigan State senior scored 17 points to continue what his head coach called a "most improbable" tournament run to the Final Four.

Travis Trice wasn't supposed to have this moment.

He wasn't a sought-after recruit in high school, only gracing the wish list of Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo amid the courting of current teammate Branden Dawson.

Then he had a brain infection... and two concussions... and a number of other dings and dents once he arrived in East Lansing.