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Syracuse (15-8, 4-6) will look to rebound after suffering a tough loss to Virginia when they take on the Louisville Cardinals (16-7, 6-4) at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.

The Cardinals will be looking for their fourth consecutive series win against a struggling Orange team that just recorded their lowest scoring in program history at the Carrier Dome when they could tally only 44 points against Virginia.


If Jim Boeheim is looking for any positive takeaways on the court, he will have a hard time finding one.

Despite the biggest crowd this season in all of college basketball, the 27,083 attendees could not push Syracuse (15-8, 4-6) past second-ranked Virginia (22-1, 11-0).

Coming off a disappointing 55-51 loss to Georgia Tech, Syracuse knew the path to the big dance was narrowing. The first team in their way was the red-hot Virginia Cavaliers. With the top-ranked defense in the country, the Cavaliers managed to reel off 13 straight wins and had yet to lose an ACC contest.

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Feb 1, 2018

With only seven scholarship players available on Wednesday night, Syracuse (15-7, 4-5) lost at Georgia Tech (11-11, 4-5) in a tight contest, 55-51. 

Tyus Battle, Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett played all 40 minutes of the contest. While they combined for 41 points, they also combined to go 12 for 44 shooting, just 27 percent. The Orange also committed 15 turnovers and registered just nine assists. 


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Orange Brings Three-Game Winning Streak to Atlanta

Jan 31, 2018

Entering the heart of conference play, Syracuse (15-6, 4-4) travels to Georgia Tech (10-11, 3-5) Wednesday to play the first of three games over the course of six days. 

The Orange is heading in the right direction, winning three straight. The victories were over ACC bottom-dwellers Pittsburgh (twice) and Boston College, but pushed Syracuse to an even 4-4 record in conference play this season.

On the flip side, the Yellow Jackets have dropped four in a row, most recently falling late to Clemson 72-70. 

Just days after an 81-63 rout of Boston College in the Carrier Dome, the Syracuse Orange (14-6, 3-4) will look to win their third straight when they visit the Pittsburgh Panthers (8-13, 0-8) this Saturday, January 27th at 4:00. 

This matchup will mark the 113th contest between the two teams, with Syracuse looking for its 68th victory, and a season sweep, on Saturday. The Orange split their season series with the Panthers last year, with each team emerging victorious in their home arena. 


A long break can leave a team rusty or rested. Following a week off of in-game action, the Syracuse Orange (14-6, 3-4) showed little rust in an 81-63 win over the Boston College Eagles (13-8,3-5).

Tyus Battle led all scorers with 24 points on a night where the Orange offense flourished after an early defensive lapse. 

Boston College drained four three pointers in four minutes to open up a 14-7 lead early.


The Syracuse Orange (13-6, 2-4) will look to win their second game after losing four in a row as they return to the Dome to take on the Boston College Eagles (13-7, 3-4) on Wednesday, January 24th. This will be the 72nd time that the two teams will have met, with the Orange looking to claim its 47th win over the Eagles.


Despite Colgate's efforts to keep the game close in the second half, the Syracuse Orange (8-1, 0-0) took down the Raiders (3-6, 0-0) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome by a score of 72-58. 

A major key coming into the contest was three-point shooting. 'Cuse had struggled in that department so far this season, shooting just over 27% behind the arc. However, Syracuse showed promise in that area against Colgate early when guard Frank Howard buried a triple on their first possession of the game. Tyus battle was good for three three-pointers in the first half as well. 


Following a win over the Connecticut Huskies (6-3, 0-0), SU prepares for its next matchup. Saturday, the Carrier Dome plays host for the 170th contest between the Orange (7-1, 0-0) and the Raiders (3-5, 0-0).

For Syracuse, it is coming off a 72-63 bounce-back victory over UConn at Madison Square Garden for the Jimmy V Classic. Oshae Brissett’s fourth double-double of the season and Tyus Battle’s team-leading 22 points of the game lifted the ’Cuse over the former Big East rivals.