With a 72-68 victory over Detroit Monday night, the No. 3 Orange improve to 10-0 on the season, and head Coach Jim Boeheim became the third all-time winningest coach in NCAA men's Div. 1 history with his 900th career win.
There are heroes, and there are legends. Jim Boeheim is a legend.
After Monday night's 72-68 victory over the University of Detroit Titans (6-5), Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reached the pinnacle of 900 wins, a feat only accomplished by two other Division 1 men's basketball coaches: Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski. However, Boeheim is the first to do it while coaching at only one school.
James Southerland provided strong bench play to help propel the Orange past the Golden Griffins to remain undefeated on the year.
After a first half that saw the Orange trailing with less than a minute left to play, the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team turned it around in the second half, scoring 50 points en route to an 85-61 victory over Canisius.
Syracuse gets off to a fast start, pulls away from 49ers to extend Dome winning streak.
Syracuse University (9-0) poured on the points from the opening whistle, leading to an 84-53 SU win over Long Beach State (3-5) on Thursday night. Five players scored double figures for the Orange, with C.J. Fair leading the way with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.
No. 4 Syracuse forces 24 turnovers to counter a slow start against the Eagles and remain undefeated on the year.
Syracuse started out a bit flat against Eastern Michigan at the Carrier Dome on Monday, but forced many turnovers throughout the game and cruised to an 84-48 victory. The rout was on after coach Jim Boeheim switched to a full-court press in the first half.
The Orange renew their Big East rivalry vs. West Virginia in hopes of going 2-0 under Doug Marrone in bowl games
The Syracuse Orange are bowl-bound. They will make their second trip in three years to the Bronx, NY at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe bowl on Dec. 29
The Orange played in the inaugural Pinstripe bowl when they defeated Kansas State 36-34 in a last-second thriller. This year, their opponent will be former Big East foe West Virginia, who moved to the Big 12 after last season. After starting out 5-0 with Geno Smith at the helm and a frontrunner forhe Heisman trophey, the Mountaineers dropped their next five to finish the year 7-5.
In the "Battle of the Midway," the Orange basketball team, driven by C.J. Fair and Brandon Triche, stifled the the Aztecs in the first game of the season.
It wasn't asthetically pleasing, but the Orange will gladly take the 62-49 win over San Diego State on Sunday afternoon. After being moved from Friday afternoon due to inclement weather, playing on the USS Midway was an experience that all the players and coaches cherished. Here are three of my thoughts on the outcome of the game:
The outside conditions clearly had an effect on the game...
After a loss to UConn, the Orange field hockey team looks to exact revenge against UMass in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
The Syracuse Orange field hockey team did not receive a top four seed in the NCAA tournament, and therefore will not play host to any games in the tournament.
After ousting Providence College 3-1, in the Big East semifinals, the Orange fell to the UConn Huskies, the team they had beaten 3-2 the weekend before for the regular season Big East championship, in the Big East Championship 4-3.
The Orange's record fell to 17-2, a half game worse than the Huskies' record of 18-2, which earned them the No. 3 seed, and home field advantage for the first two rounds of the tournament.