Sports SUmmary: Syracuse men’s basketball generates record revenue, LAX road game updates

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The men's basketball program went 23-14 in the 2017-18 season.
Published: April 2, 2019 | Updated: April 3rd, 2019 at 11:49 pm
SU vs. Michigan State: Fans go wild with every shot SU makes.
In this file photo, fans celebrate at a Syracuse men's basketball game against Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 18, 2018.

Syracuse men’s basketball generates record-breaking revenue

After a trip to the Sweet 16 in the 2017-18 season, the Syracuse men’s basketball team generated a record approximate $31.8 million, Syracuse.com reported Tuesday morning. This is the third-highest men’s basketball-generated revenue amount in the country after Louisville and Duke.

Last season, the Orange finished with a 23-14 record (8-10 ACC) and fell to Duke, 69-65, in the Sweet 16. 

Syracuse women’s lacrosse team making strides

Last week, No. 3 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team defeated both Albany and No. 12 Duke. Against Albany, out of 11 players, each scored at least one goal. Syracuse had significantly more shot attempts, shot on goal attempts and shot makes than Albany did in the entire game. Additionally, freshman Sarah Cooper recorded her season-high five draw controls, which helped Syracuse get to a 20-7 advantage within the draw circle.

The game was much closer against Duke, with the Orange winning by one goal in a high-scoring matchup, 15-14. Attack Emily Hawryschuk led the team to victory with four goals, along with six other players who scored at least one goal.

The Orange’s next game is against Virginia Tech on April 3.

Syracuse Orange Men’s Lacrosse loses to Notre Dame

The Orange were down 11-3 to the Fighting Irish going into the second half. In the third quarter, the Orange outscored Notre Dame 3-0. In the fourth quarter, Syracuse outscored the Fighting Irish 4-2 but came up short, losing 13-10. The first half may not have been pretty, but Syracuse coach John Desko led them to a comeback. Jamie Trimboli scored three goals, Nate Solomon scored two, and David Lipka and Stephen Rehfuss had one apiece.

Women’s basketball team knocked out of NCAA Tournament, Mangakahia will return

The No. 3 Orange defeated No. 14 Fordham in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but were upset in the following round to No. 6 South Dakota State, 75-64. In junior guard Tiana Mangakahia’s final game of the 2018-19 season, she scored 18 points, along with four rebounds and eight assists. Mangakahia announced Monday she has decided to come back to Syracuse for her final year of play in the 2019-20 season.

This is great news for the Orange, who are looking to make a deeper run in the tournament next season.

Mets Visit Carrier Dome

Thousands of fans, both locals and SU students, assembled into the Carrier Dome to see the New York Mets work out two days before the team’s opening game. The team visited Syracuse to support and promote their new affiliate, the Syracuse Mets. This affiliate was rebranded from the Syracuse Chiefs in October 2018.

One of the highlights of the day was Noah Syndergaard running around with an “S” flag.

Mets fan and SU student Louis Zarif, who attended the event, said, “Not only was it a great experience for the fans, but I think the players really enjoyed it. They got to take a little time off and think about the upcoming season.”

Syracuse’s Holmgren and Bomberry make SU Scholar-Athletes of the week

Bryce Holmgren, a senior and team captain of the Syracuse softball team, is the starting right fielder. She knocked down three home runs in the Orange’s victory on March 27 against Niagara, 12-4. Holmgren is an Iowa native and is pursuing a degree in biology.

Tyson Bomberry is a sophomore and team captain of the men’s lacrosse team. He is a vital piece to the puzzle as a defenseman. He’s scooped up 30 groundballs and caused 10 turnovers in seven games thus far this season. Bomberry is from Ontario, Canada and is studying communications and rhetorical studies.

Both players earned SU Scholar-athletes of the week honors and look to make strides this coming week against their opponents.

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is a sports reporter for The NewsHouse and sophomore at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.