Syracuse Basketball

February 4, 2013 - 7:57pm
A weekly look at Syracuse sports, featuring reporters from TheNewsHouse.com, your resource for news, sports and what's happening at Syracuse University.

The NewsHouse sports producer Tyler Greenawalt and men's basketball beat writer Mark Volain are joined by women's basketball beat writer Joe Diglio to discuss the best start in team history for Kayla Alexander and the Orange women's team.

January 26, 2013 - 5:14pm
There were many things that went wrong in No. 3 Syracuse's 75-71 loss to Villanova Saturday morning, but fouls, free throws and missed lay-ups were the biggest flaws in the game.

Keita, Grant foul-outs stretched the Orange front line thin

Syracuse big men Baye Moussa Keita and Jerami Grant both fouled out before the end of regulation play, leaving Orange head coach Jim Boeheim with no choice but to plug sophomore forward Rakeem Christmas in the middle of the zone.

January 21, 2013 - 9:32pm
In the Orange's second game in three days, No. 3 Syracuse came from behind to defeat Big East rival Cincinnati on Monday.

The Syracuse Orange took a bit of their own medicine Monday afternoon in yet another close one that was decided in the last minute of play.

No. 21/20 Cincinnati (16-4, 4-3 Big East) employed a zone defense of their own en route to a tension-filled afternoon that saw the No. 3/4 Orange (18-1, 6-0 Big East) down by two with a minute and a half to play. When the snow cleared, Syracuse scrapped away a 57-55 victory.

“I hate it when teams play zone [against us],” head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win.

January 9, 2013 - 11:11pm
Although the Friars led at halftime, the Orange came back in the second half to secure its third Big East victory, 72-66.

When the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team has close games, CJ Fair shines. That remained true in Wednesday nights' 72-66 victory over Providence College.

The junior led the No. 7 Orange (15-1, 3-0 Big East) with 23 points and 11 rebounds. He was 9-for-10 from the line and also added four blocks.

January 29, 2012 - 10:29pm
Not from Concentrate: One last look at the week that was

In each Not From Concentrate post, we're taking a moment to remember the week that was -- from the news you should know, to the things everyone was talking about and even some of the stuff that might have slipped right by.

It's one last chance for stories before they fade into oblivion as the week begins again.

 

December 2, 2011 - 9:52pm
Syracuse students showed up to counter the protests of the Westboro Baptists, but the Kansas radicals never showed.

At 5:30 p.m. on a chilly Friday night, a group of roughly a dozen students assembled beneath an American flag outside Hendricks Chapel. Wearing orange shirts and carrying colorful signs, the students milled around cracking jokes. They were preparing to protest the Westboro Baptist Church.

June 1, 2011 - 2:47pm
Fab Melo voluntarily appears in city court Wednesday for incident two days earlier.

Sophomore center Fab Melo, 20, appeared before Syracuse City Judge James Cecile Wednesday to plea not guilty for criminal mischief charges relating to a Monday incident. The court called Melo - full name Fabrico P de Melo - in for questioning and he voluntarily came before Cecile in court. 

February 24, 2010 - 12:17pm
It was an offensive battle against the Friars on Tuesday night, but the Orange defense came out on top.

Led by Rick Jackson and Andy Rautins in a rallying, offensive shootout against Providence on Tuesday night, the No. 4 Syracuse Orange shut it down in a 99-85 win. Both players scored 28-points, a season-high for Rautins and a new career-high for Jackson.

The Orange recovered from an eight-point deficit to beat the feisty Friars and reach their highest point total in the Big East this season. The win also earned them a double-bye into the quarterfinals of the upcoming Big East tournament.

February 14, 2010 - 6:56pm
Offensive woes give Syracuse its second loss of the season in a 66-60 Valentine's Day defeat by Louisville.

For the second straight game, the Orange took an early double-digit lead, then squandered it in the final minutes. This time, they couldn’t recover.

“You can’t be in all these games and get down to the end and think you’re going to win,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “You’ve got to play better during the game and tonight offensively we just were not good. And I think that’s the bottom line.”

January 29, 2010 - 10:47am
This is the third installment of “Friday Five,” a weekly column with analysis and insight on the Orange, the Big East and the rest of college basketball.

Halftime Snack is out of position and just got called for a blocking foul. This theme is going to run wild, or fall over with a thud.

The starting five: