Jim Boeheim has seen a rash of players depart SU early in recent years, but play with minimal success in the professional ranks.
While numerous star players have come and gone, one thing at Syracuse University has remained constant: head coach Jim Boeheim.
Boeheim walked onto SU's campus as a freshman in 1963 and has been there ever since. In his candid autobiography, Bleeding Orange: Fifty Years of Blind Referees, Screaming Fans, Beasts of the East, and Syracuse Basketball, the 39-year head coach reflects on his time at Syracuse and the game he loves.
SU mounts a second-half comeback as new offensive weapons emerge.
After a disappointing conclusion to a once-promising 2013-2014 campaign, standout performances by two of No. 24 Syracuse’s marquee freshmen gave Orange fans plenty of reason to celebrate again Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.
SU trailed by double digits early on, but seized momentum in the second half behind the play of Kaleb Joseph and fellow frosh Chris McCullough en route to a hard-fought 76-68 victory over Carleton.
Draft experts predict Ennis will be drafted in the middle of the first round.
Less than a week after losing in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, Tyler Ennis announced he will be declaring for the 2014 NBA draft.
“I’d like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans of Syracuse for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse,” Ennis said. “I feel this experience has helped prepare me to fulfill my lifelong dream – to play in the NBA.”
The Orange didn't make a three-pointer and only converted one shot outside the paint in a 55-53 loss to the Flyers.
BUFFALO-Tyler Ennis drove four straight times in the final two minutes of Syracuse loss to Dayton Saturday night. And four straight times, the freshman scored, bringing the Orange to within one point of the Flyers’ lead.
With 13 seconds left in the game and a 54-53 score on the board, head coach Jim Boeheim said he wanted to get the Ennis the ball so he could drive the ball to the basket. Instead, the freshman opted for the free throw jump shot.
Trevor Cooney scored 18 points and the No. 3-seeded Orange blew past the No. 14 seed Broncos.
BUFFALO - Trevor Cooney’s first shot was a miss.
But he shook it off, and less than a minute after that attempt, and only three minutes into the game against Western Michigan, the sophomore sharpshooter whistled in his first three-pointer, igniting a pro-Orange crowd of over 19,000 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
“It was just good to see one go in,” Cooney said. “I was able to get into a good rhythm and guys found me in good spots.”
How do the No. 3 Orange stack up against the No. 14 Broncos?
Just two and a half hours west of Syracuse and the Carrier Dome, No. 3 Syracuse will take on No. 14 Western Michigan Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Despite the gap in seeding, the two teams come into the tournament going in the completely opposite directions.
No. 4 Syracuse failed to score more than 63 points for the ninth consecutive game in the 67-62 loss to Georgia Tech.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim’s message after the game was short and simple: “We have to score,” he said. “That’s the problem.”
Coming off a brutal 67-62 home loss to Georgia Tech (14-16, 5-12 ACC), No. 4 Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 ACC) has not scored more than 62 points since its dramatic 91-89 overtime victory over Duke on Feb. 1. That win was over a month ago, and the Orange only averaged 58.4 points-per-game since then.
The Cavaliers scored 48 second-half points to beat the Orange, 75-56.
Syracuse came into Charlottesville, Va., determined to prove that it was the best team in the ACC. Unfortunately for the Orange, they did not spoil the Cavalier’s Senior Day, falling 75-56. The loss extended the No. 12 Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC) win streak to 13 games and gave the Cavaliers their first outright ACC regular season championship since 1981.
“From what I’ve seen, Virginia has been the best team in the league so far this year,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “They proved that today.”