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The Syracuse Orange (16-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) have essentially kissed their NCAA Tournament hopes good bye, barring a miracle run in the ACC Tournament next week. On Saturday, Syracuse fell 92-79 to the struggling North Carolina Tar Heels, who at 12-17, reside in the basement of the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

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After another ACC loss, the Syracuse Football team looks to bounce back against Boston College in the Dome. Both teams have lost three of their last five games and need to win this game to keep their bowl-game hopes alive. The Eagles are 4-4 on the season and the Orange 3-5.  

Syracuse University Men's Lacrosse has a history of being a dominant force in college lacrosse. If they want to keep that claim this year they'll need susbstantial leadership from their team of captains. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Jonah Karp explains that this year's captains have a interesting blend of old and new. 

Also this week, Boston College might not impress you in the landscape of  ACC Men's Baskteball, but it hasn't always been that way. WAER's Tim Leonard reminds us that BC used to be a force in the conference and explain their plan to return to that state. 


‘Cuse Looking for a Rebound Win at Home

Feb 8, 2019
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There is no doubt that it has been a roller coaster season for Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange. The Orange (16-7, 7-3) will face off against the Boston College Eagles (11-10, 2-7) tomorrow at the Carrier Dome. The Orange defeated the Eagles on the road a little over a week ago with a score of 77-71. The Orange will look to repeat that outing in front of the home crowd.

Syracuse Basketball Continues Road Trip at Boston College

Jan 30, 2019
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As January comes to a close, it is safe to say this season has been one of peaks and valleys for Syracuse Basketball so far.

The peaks have certainly been high, with victories over Ohio State, Clemson and most notably Duke, all coming on the road. Take a look at the schedule, though, and the valleys are undeniable. Losses against Old Dominion and Georgia Tech at the Carrier Dome punctuate the inconsistency of the 2018-19 Orange.

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After putting up a dismal three points in a blowout loss to Notre Dame at Yankees Stadium last weekend, the Syracuse Orange football program found itself dropping down to the 20th spot heading into today’s ACC matchup against Boston College. Even with a banged-up quarterback and a lack of success in marquee matchups this season, the Orange impressed fans with a 42-21 victory over a solid Eagles team.

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After a brutal 36-3 loss to Notre Dame, Syracuse Football looks to bounce back this weekend against Boston College. In the game against the Irish, the high powered offense for the Orange stalled only producing 234 yards. Both Eric Dungey and Tommy Devito played in this game after Dungey left the game with an injury. These two combined for an abysmal 115 passing yards with three interceptions. Cuse plays a familiar rival this weekend in Boston where they lead the all-time series 31-20.

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Points were not at a premium in Syracuse's (18-12, 7-10) 85-70 road loss to Boston College (17-13, 7-10). The Orange allowed the second most points it has all season, thanks in large part to a great night shooting three-pointers from the Eagles. 

It was yet another ineffective night of scoring for Jim Boeheim's group. The team shot just 38 percent from the floor. On the other hand, BC hit on a whopping 52 percent of its long range attempts to keep the Orange at an arm's length the whole contest.

Syracuse Travels to Boston for ACC Matchup

Feb 28, 2018
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Following a woeful offensive performance in Durham, Syracuse (18-11, 7-9) heads to Boston College (16-13, 6-10) in a game that will determine seeding in the ACC tournament. A loss would drop the Orange firmly behind Notre Dame and bring them level in conference play with the Eagles.

While Syracuse is concerned with its NCAA Tournament prospects, it cannot afford to look past Boston College. The Orange coasted to an 81-63 victory in the Carrier Dome earlier this season, but the last time the two faced off in Boston, the Eagles dropped 96 points en route to a 15-point victory. 

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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.

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