Syracuse Basketball

February 12, 2016 - 5:27pm
Graduate forward Michael Gbinije scored a game-high 22 points, while freshman Tyler Lydon added a double-double.

Syracuse shot an astounding 62 percent from the floor as the Orange (17-8, 7-5 ACC) cruised to an 85-72 victory against Florida State (16-8, 6-6 ACC) Thursday night in the Carrier Dome. 

 

April 6, 2017 - 6:31pm
The former SU guard spent the last six seasons on Archie Miller's staff at Dayton.

The Syracuse men’s basketball team hired Allen Griffin as an assistant coach, Syracuse University athletics announced on Thursday. A spot opened on SU’s staff after former assistant head coach Mike Hopkins left to become the head coach at the University of Washington late last month.

March 20, 2017 - 5:39pm
Boeheim and Wildhack discuss contract extension, Lydon’s status at press conference.

One day after its top assistant coach left for Washington, the Syracuse men’s basketball team could be losing a star player as well. 

Orange sophomore forward Tyler Lydon declared for the NBA Draft on Monday afternoon. Lydon started all 34 games for the Orange this season. 

March 19, 2017 - 1:03pm
Boeheim and Syracuse agree to contract extension following Hopkins' departure.

Syracuse men’s basketball head coach designate Mike Hopkins will become the next head coach at the University of Washington. Reports indicate Hopkins contract with the Huskies is for six years.

March 18, 2017 - 4:05pm
SU's season ends with 85-80 loss to the Rebels at the Carrier Dome.

The Syracuse men’s basketball team (19-15) lost to the Ole Miss Rebels, 85-80, in the second round of the NIT Tournament, ending a disappointing season that had high expectations at the start following a run to the Final Four in 2016. The Orange had an off shooting night and could not stop Ole Miss sophomore guard Terence Davis, who scored 30 points on 11-14 shooting.

March 15, 2017 - 11:00pm
White sets program record for 3-pointers in a season as SU defeats UNCG 90-77.

The top seeded Syracuse men’s basketball team (19-14) beat UNC Greensboro, 90-77, in the first round of the NIT Tournament on Wednesday. Syracuse was in control from the start, taking a quick 7-2 lead and not looking back.

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 5, 2017 - 9:30am
Graduate transfer tallies 40 points on senior day as Orange top Yellow Jackets, 90-61.

For a few minutes, it looked like Georgia Tech (17-14, 8-10) was going to give Syracuse men’s basketball a taste of its own medicine. Syracuse had a 12-point lead at halftime – an advantage that was as large as 16 points with over a minute left in the first half. But, this time it seemed as if the Yellow Jackets would be the second half comeback team.

After a Ben Lammers layup, a Tadric Jackson made jumper, a 3-pointer from Quinton Stephens, and a layup from Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech cut the Syracuse lead to just three points, 38-35, with 17:40 left to play.

February 23, 2017 - 1:02am
SU guard totals game-high 26 points, banks in game-winning 3-pointer as time expires

John Gillon hesitated a split second before dribbling up the court for Syracuse’s final possession against Duke on Wednesday night.

With the score tied at 75 and eight seconds remaining in regulation, Blue Devils guard Luke Kennard missed a jumper that would have given his team a late lead. Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon corralled the rebound and kicked the ball out to guard Tyus Battle, who swung it cross court to Gillon.