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Basketball comes back this week inside the bubbles in the NBA and WNBA. On this week’s episode of Talkback, Orlando and Bradenton take center stage. Minnesota Timberwolves play-by-play radio voice Alan Horton walks through the challenges ahead for the NBA’s Disney World reopening, and 2018 WAER Syracuse alum Sean Salisbury details calling the WNBA season from a studio.


Orange End Season on a Sour Note in Miami

Mar 8, 2020
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Although their tournament hopes had already been dashed (barring an ACC Tournament Title), Syracuse was hoping to end their regular season on a strong note, playing the Miami Hurricanes who were without their leading scorer Chris Lykes.

The Watsco Center was filled with many Syracuse fans, the amount even surprising the announcers. However, even that advantage wasn’t enough as the Orange fell in overtime, 69-65.

Syracuse Looks to Finish Strong in Chestnut Hill

Mar 3, 2020
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After having the remaining tournament hopes Jim Boeheim’s squad had crushed by North Carolina, the Orange will try to find some motivation to finish the year on a high note with their two remaining regular season games, this one against Boston College.

Syracuse Completes the Comeback After a Slow Start

Feb 22, 2020
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  In a game that was supposed to be a sure thing for Syracuse, the Orange eeked out a comeback win 79-72. Georgia Tech came out firing offensively. In the first half, the Yellow Jackets were shooting almost 50% from the field. In contrast, SU shots less than 30%. It looked as though, Coach Boeheim’s team could sense it’s season was over. Syracuse was down by 11 a half, but something changed in the second half. SU started hitting it’s shots. 

Syracuse Takes on Georgia Tech Saturday

Feb 21, 2020

Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament dreams were shattered on Wednesday night not because they lost on the road to Louisville, but because just hours later NC State upset Duke.  

 

  The Orange (14-12,7-8) could have kept treading water even with a loss to Louisville as long as they took care of business in their final five games against some of the ACC’s weakest teams. 

 

Syracuse Tournament Hopes Slammed Shut by Louisville

Feb 20, 2020
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Jim Boeheim's team still had life, with their tournament hopes on its last legs, needing a win over 11th ranked Louisville to bolster their resume.

The Cardinals had none of it.

Chris Mack's team was on a 2-game losing skid, including being thouroughly outplayed by Clemson, losing by 15. That Monday, Louisville (22-5, 13-3 ACC) held a players-only meeting, and after a "spirited" week of practice according to the ESPN broadcast, the Cardinals earned a wire-to-wire victory over the Orange (14-12, 7-8 ACC), winning 90-66.

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With three of the big men for the Orange fouling out, the Syracuse Men’s Basketball team had to rely on freshmen Jesse Edwards and Brycen Goodine. In the final two seconds of the game, Elijah Hughes took a shot from behind the arch and missed. Then, Edwards reached for the offensive rebound but instead tipped it over to Goodine, who laid the ball in for the game-winner. This was almost identical to what happen when the football team hosted Wake Forest and beat them as time expired with a clutch play from an underclass.

Syracuse Welcomes Last Place Wake Forest

Feb 7, 2020

After a week off, Syracuse hoops will host Wake Forest in the Dome Saturday night. Scheduled for an 8p.m. tipoff, the match-up will feature a Syracuse team that still has March Madness tournament hopes and a Wake team that sits last in the ACC standings.

 

  The Orange now 13-9 overall and 6-5 in the conference are currently wedged in the middle of the ACC standings surrounded by nine other teams that are all within a couple games of each other. 

 

Duke to Visit Syracuse In Front of Record Attendance

Feb 1, 2020
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31,000 are expected to be packed into the Carrier Dome ahead of the newest installment of the Duke-Syracuse rivalry. That number will be the highest attendance for any on-campus game this season, across the entire NCAA.

 

 

Syracuse Wins Fouth Straight

Jan 22, 2020
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Wednesday night in South Bend, Indiana the Syracuse Orange (12-7) edged Notre Dame (11-7) to extend their winning streak to four games. 

 

Suddenly after an 84-82 win the Orange are right in the thick of things in the ACC after taking advantage of what seems to be a down year for the conference and maybe the entire college hoops landscape. 

 

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