Buddy Boeheim

Baylor Pulls Away Late to Boot 'Cuse From NCAA Tourney

9 hours ago
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A long, winding season of Syracuse men's basketball (20-14, 10-8) has abruptly ended with a 78-69 loss to Baylor (20-13, 10-8) in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament.

SU's East Carolina transfer Elijah Hughes led all scorers with 25 thanks to a 6-11 night shooting from beyond the arc. Baylor's first graduate transfer in team history, Makai Mason, led Baylor with 22 points.

Syracuse Tops Boston College 67-56 at Home

Feb 9, 2019
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With just over nine minutes remaining in the game, Tyus Battle stole the ball, ran the length of the floor, and rose up for a dunk, brining the Carrier Dome crowd of over 26,000 to its feet. Boston College's Ky Bowman matched Battle almost the entire way down court, but could not catch up to prevent the jam.

It's hard to be part of a major university for over 30 years and not make a slew of connection along the way. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast,  the subject of both our stories have strong connections to Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim. First up is Mike Hopkins, who is now the head coach for the University of Washington.  WAER's Noah Eagle explains how even after his departure he's still impacting Syracuse hoops.

And then, there's almost no stronger connection one can have than that of  a blood relative. So  it's safe to say, Syracuse freshman Buddy Boeheim knows the coach pretty well. That being said, Buddy is a freshman and has had his share of ups and downs. WAER's JD Raucci tells us how the freshman has grown throughout the season. 


'Cuse Ready to Pounce on Slumping Panthers

Feb 1, 2019
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Saturday's contest between Syracuse (15-6, 6-2) and Pittsburgh (12-9, 2-6) has the potential to be a cake walk for the visiting Orange.  Jim Boeheim's squad beat the Panthers 74-63 less than two weeks ago and two of Pitt's key pieces missed practice Thursday. Despite that, just as you can't count 'Cuse out of any games this year, you also can't pencil any wins in on the schedule until they happen. 

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On the heels of taking down top-ranked Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Syracuse returned home to the Carrier Dome and defeated Pittsburgh, 74-63.

Syracuse (13-5, 4-1) came into the game with all the confidence in the world and it showed, as the defense held Pittsburgh (12-6, 2-3) to just 63 points in the second straight win for the Orange. Meanwhile, the Panthers were coming off an impressive victory themselves, defeating No. 11 Florida State 75-62 on Monday. 

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Syracuse Orange Men’s Basketball (4-2) looks to build on its strong road upset of Ohio State earlier this week when it faces the Cornell Big Red (4-3) at the Carrier Dome Saturday night.  While the Orange boast a 38 game series win streak against Cornell, this game will have plenty of intrigue as it will feature a Boeheim family reunion.