Men’s and women’s hoops both fall to ranked teams
Men's and women's hoops both fall to ranked teams
Syracuse men’s basketball suffered their second loss of the calendar year, losing 82-78 to the No. 17 Miami Hurricanes on Monday.
The Orange were up 61-53 with less than nine minutes left in the game; however, a 29-17 run to end the game by Miami, which included 15 total points between forward Norchard Omier and guard Harlond Beverly propelled the Hurricanes to their sixth conference win of the season.
While the loss was a missed opportunity for the Orange to impress the selection committee to get them back in March Madness, center Jesse Edwards had a spectacular game, scoring a college career-high of 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds.
Guard Joseph Girard III had a strong game as well, bouncing back from his abysmal seven point game on Friday with a 21 point, five assist game.
SU head coach Jim Boeheim and company are now 12-7 on the year and just need another four wins to match their total from last season and fortunately for them, their next opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, have lost five out of their last six games and are only 1-6 in conference play.
JG3 for 3!
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— Syracuse Men’s Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) January 17, 2023
Women’s basketball suffers home loss to Notre Dame
Orange head coach Felisha Legette-Jack and Syracuse women’s basketball had their three game win streak snapped on Saturday, suffering a 72-56 loss to No. 7 Notre Dame.
Guard Dyaisha Fair and forward Asia Strong were the only members of the Orange that scored in double digits, while the team shot a dreadful 35.8% from the field.
The team will have an opportunity to avenge themselves for their loss to Notre Dame when they go to Indiana to face them on February 12.
In the meantime, SU hoops will look to add another win to their high scoring offense and strong rebounding ways on Saturday in Atlanta against Georgia Tech (9-9).
Overall, the Orange has had a successful year so far, already winning more games this year than last.
Meaghan Tyrell named USA Lacrosse Preseason Player of the Year
SU fifth year attacker Meaghan Tyrrell was named the Division 1 Preseason Player of the Year.
Tyrell has had a dominant career that included her leading the team in four different categories. If she keeps up her 111.5 points per season pace from the last two years, she is on track to break Katie Rowan’s record for most points in program history.
Her sister Emma Tyrrell, a senior midfielder, was named an honorable mention.
Meet your @USALacrosseMag Division I Preseason Player of the Year! https://t.co/XGh41rdqPI pic.twitter.com/YZDESsgVLj
— Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse (@CuseWLAX) January 12, 2023
Orange alumni in the NFL Playoffs
With the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars advancing to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, Syracuse football continues to be well represented.
Andre Cisco, safety for the Jaguars, had four tackles and a pass deflected, helping Jacksonville pull off the third largest comeback in NFL Playoff history on Saturday, defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 31-30.
Former Orange defensive lineman Kingsley Jonathan, and the Buffalo Bills, defeated the Miami Dolphins 34-31 on Sunday.
Cisco and the Jaguars will face the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., while Jonathan and the Bills will play the Cincinnati Bengals at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.