Syracuse Basketball

January 14, 2017 - 7:53pm
Orange defense forces 20 BC turnovers in 76-53 win at the Carrier Dome.

On New Year’s Day, Boston College picked apart Syracuse’s 2-3 zone and cruised to a 15-point victory in its ACC opener. When the teams met again on Saturday afternoon, the roles were reversed.

The Orange (11-7, 3-2 ACC) locked down Boston College at the Carrier Dome, forcing 20 turnovers and registering 11 steals. The Eagles (9-9, 2-3 ACC) shot just 39.6 percent from the field and the Orange pulled away early in the second half, coasting to a 76-53 victory. SU has now won three of its last four.

December 21, 2016 - 11:10pm
Red Storm hits 12 3-pointers, shoots 53.1 percent from the field in 93-60 victory over SU

The Syracuse Orange basketball team looked as if it had finally found a rhythm early in the second half against St. John’s on Wednesday night. 

SU (7-5) had been trailing the Red Storm since the 11-minute mark of the opening period and was struggling on both ends of the floor. But, the Orange cut its deficit to just 10 in the eight minutes following halftime and seemed poised for a run.   

December 19, 2016 - 11:14pm
Battle scores 18, Howard records double-double in SU's 105-57 victory at the Carrier Dome

Two days after losing to a former Big East rival, the Syracuse Orange basketball team delivered its best offensive performance of the season against Eastern Michigan.

November 29, 2016 - 10:32pm
Badgers shoot 49.2 percent from the field to top SU, 77-60, in ACC/BIG 10 Challenge

Three days after struggling offensively in a loss to South Carolina at the Barclays Center, the No. 22 Syracuse men’s basketball team was topped by No. 17 Wisconsin, 77-60, in Madison, Wisconsin. Here are three takeaways from the game, which was part of the ACC/BIG 10 Challenge.

DaJuan Coleman can be an effective low-post scorer

November 27, 2016 - 12:57am
SU shoots just 31.8 percent from the field in defeat at the Barclays Center

Sindarius Thornwell opened the game with a 3-pointer and the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-0) never looked back, mounting an insurmountable lead over the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team (4-1) in Brooklyn, New York. The game on Saturday afternoon was part of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational, held at the Barclays Center

November 22, 2016 - 11:28pm
Six Orange players reach double-figures in 101-59 win at the Carrier Dome.

The No. 18 Syracuse men’s basketball team continued its perfect start to the season behind a balanced performance, blowing out South Carolina State, 101-59.

November 18, 2016 - 11:07pm
Graduate transfer knocks down three 3-pointers; SU locks down defensively after halftime in 71-50 victory

After opening 2016-17 with two blowout wins over lesser competition, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team faced its first major test against the Monmouth Hawks. Thanks to a dominant first half from Andrew White III, the Orange (3-0) passed easily.

November 15, 2016 - 10:57pm
Led by White, Lydon, SU knocks down 13 3-pointers in 90-49 victory at the Carrier Dome

Five different players scored at least 10 points for the Syracuse Orange as they cruised to a 90-46 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders on Tuesday at the Carrier Dome. The game was SU’s first in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational.

The Orange (2-0) dominated in nearly every statistical category in its victory, from rebounds and assists, to points off turnovers and second chance points. Once the Orange took a 7-5 lead early in the first half, the game was never in doubt for Syracuse.

November 12, 2016 - 9:20am
Four Orange players reach double figures as Syracuse men's basketball topped the Colgate Raiders, 83-55, in the season opener at the Carrier Dome

The Syracuse men’s basketball season opened with a bang Friday night…literally. Forward Tyler Roberson threw down a powerful dunk on Syracuse’s opening possession and the Orange did not look back, beating Colgate, 83-55, at the Carrier Dome.

November 9, 2016 - 10:01am
Graduate transfer scores 24 points, hits six 3-pointers as SU tops Dolphins, 97-64

Andrew White III had 24 points, Tyus Battle had 17 points, and John Gillon chipped in 14 as the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team relied on newcomers to topple LeMoyne College, 97-64, in its final exhibition game on Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome.

White hit a 3-pointer on Syracuse’s first possession of the game and he didn’t slow down. He finished six of 10 from long range and shot 67 percent from the field. White was also a factor on the defensive end, picking up two steals.