Duke to Visit Syracuse In Front of Record Attendance

Feb 1, 2020

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

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.

Something has clicked for Jim Boeheim’s team.

After losing to Virginia Tech at home less than 2 weeks ago, the Orange have rallied off 3 straight victories, including two on the road. One against the defending champion Virginia Cavaliers, and now this hard-fought game at Virginia Tech. This has given Syracuse’s tournament hopes newfound life, and momentum heading into a critical 3-game stretch of ACC play.

The Syracuse Men’s Basketball team is riding a three-game winning streak. These wins have all been against ACC teams and have given the Orange a 4-3 record in conference. SU has also notched two notable wins against both Virginia and Virginia Tech. Wednesday, Jim Boeheim and team have the opportunity for revenge. Last time these two teams faced off, it was a heartbreaker for the Cuse. The team lost by one after Joe Girard III hit a long three and it looked like he got fouled to put him on the line for an opportunity to tie the game. 

Syracuse Upsets #18 Virginia

Jan 11, 2020

Saturday evening Syracuse hoops notched their biggest win so far this season with a 63-55 overtime victory over 18th ranked Virginia. 


As expected, both teams displayed their slow and methodical offenses complemented by disciplined and hard-nose defense. At times the rock fight of a game looked more like a noon Big 10 football game than it did a basketball game. 


Syracuse Faces Virginia In Conference Rematch

Jan 10, 2020

As we approach the halfway point of the 2019-2020 college basketball season, the output from Syracuse basketball leaves much to be desired. Sitting at 8-7, with a dismal 1-3 Atlantic Coast record, with the most difficult part of their schedule just ahead, Syracuse does not have much to look forward to either. On Saturday at 4:00, the Orange will take on the No. 18 Virginia Cavaliers (11-3, 3-1) in Charlottesville in a rematch of the 2019-20 season opener.

After a brutal loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, the Syracuse Men’s Basketball team returned to the Dome hoping to notch their second ACC win. Unfortunately for Jim Boeheim’s team, it dropped another close game in the final seconds. This was a much-win game for Syracuse who is struggling to beat notable opponents which will be important come March. 

Notre Dame Outlasts Syracuse in 88-87 Thriller

Jan 5, 2020

Saturday, the Syracuse Orange hosted the Fighting Irish, who came into the Carrier Dome with a very similar resume: no real impressive wins, no disastrous losses. Bettors in Las Vegas expected a high scoring affair, which is a contrast to past Syracuse teams. But bettors were right in their expectations, as the teams combined for 175 points, including 30 three pointers, shooting 48.4% each.

Syracuse Looks for Consistence Against Oakland

Dec 15, 2019

After the ten-point loss to Georgetown, the Syracuse Basketball team looks to rebound against Oakland University. The Golden Grizzlies are the sixth team the Orange has played that is not a power five team.  Four of the five of those teams have resulted in victories, and SU hopes for more of the same against Oakland. The last time these two teams played, Syracuse won by over 20 points.

Two former Big East rivals will meet in Washington, D.C. Saturday as Syracuse travels to Georgetown to add another chapter to their storied history. This will be the 95th meeting between the two, with the Orange leading the series 51-43.

Even though Syracuse holds the edge record wise, it is one of the most evenly matched college basketball rivalries in the country. In their 94 games, the two teams are only separated by 24 points (0.28 per game).