Kris Joseph nails 3-pointer during extra play that the No. 2 Orange need to top No. 12 Hoyas.
There was no way No. 2 Syracuse (24-1, 11-1) was going to let No. 12 Georgetown (18-5, 8-4) just walk into the Carrier Dome and beat them. There was no way senior forward Kris Joseph was going to let his team lose against their Big East rival. And there was no way Jim Boeheim was going to have to wait until another game for win number 880 to pull ahead of Dean Smith for the third most wins by a coach in NCAA Division I history.
Syracuse was only able to score 19 points in the first half against ND
Poor shooting plagued the Syracuse women's basketball team (15-10, 4-7) in their 74-55 loss to No. 2 ranked Notre Dame (24-1, 11-0) on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. SU shot 19% from the field in the first half which enabled the FIghting Irish to get off to a quick start with easy transition buckets.
The Orange men's lacrosse team took the field at the Carrier Dome for the first scrimmages of the year on Sunday. The annual exhibition games against both Hofstra and Le Moyne featured a variety of different scorers and gave Orange fans a look at the season to come. In the first scrimmage of the day, the eighth-ranked Orange defeated 14th-ranked Hofstra 7-5. In the second, Syracuse cruised passed Divison II Le Moyne, 11-5.
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Senior forward Iasia Hemingway scored 24 points in a victory over South Florida
The Syracuse women’s basketball team (15-9, 4-6) soared past South Florida to seal a 76-61 win in the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon. SU senior forward Iasia Hemingway led the Orange with 24 points and tied her career-high with five assists. Also scoring in double figures was junior center Kayla Alexander and junior guard Elashier Hall. They knocked down 17 and 14 points respectively.
Jim Boeheim is now tied for third with Dean Smith on the all-time wins list with 879 career wins after Syracuse (23-1, 10-1) cruised past St. John’s, 95-70 on Saturday. Fab Melo, in his first game back from reported academic issues, scored a career-high 14 points. The Orange shot 56 percent from the floor and out-rebounded the Red Storm (10-13, 4-7) in a dominating performance at Madison Square Garden. Here are three thoughts from the game:
Four years and 28 players later Doug Marrone has brought a New York flavor back to Syracuse football, but there is still room to grow
It’s important to Doug Marrone. That much is clear.
When Marrone accepted the head-coaching job at Syracuse University four years ago, it was one of the first things he brought up during his inaugural press conference. On Wednesday night during the SU football national letter of intent signing day press conference the topic came up again.
“We are not changing our stance on how we feel about the state of New York,” Marrone said. “We have to be able to get the best players out of this state before we can go to another state and try to get one of their best players.”
Orange snap losing streak on the road against Providence
The Syracuse women's basketball team shots just kept falling and falling, en route to an 80-54 point victory over Providence on Tuesday night at Alumni Hall. Star player Iasia Hemingway lead the SU (14-9, 3-6) team with 24 points in 33 minutes of play.