Buddy Boeheim

Bourama Sidibe blocks Justin Champagnie's jump shot.

Tomorrow afternoon the Syracuse men’s basketball team hosts North Carolina at the Carrier Dome. It will be the final home game of the season.

For a typical powerhouse, it has been a disastrous year for the Tarheels. North Carolina began the at ranked 9th on the AP Poll but has plummeted since. UNC is last in the conference standings with a 4-13 ACC record and an 11-17 record overall.


As the 2019-2020 college basketball regular season draws to a close, Syracuse (14-11, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) finds themselves in a very familiar position: fighting for relevance on the NCAA Tournament bubble. As of January 25, the Orange had won five straight conference games, including road wins at Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame. They were 13-7 with a chunk of quality wins under their belt, and the offense was clicking. The next five games did not bring nearly as much good fortune. Three weeks, and a 1-4 skid later, Syracuse's tournament chances have plummeted. 


Syracuse's five game ACC win streak ended Tuesday night in Littlejohn Collesium at the hands of the Clemson Tigers, 71-70. 

Junior guard Clyde Trapp had the winning basket for the Tigers with just two seconds left off of a pretty feed Khavon Moore. 

Syracuse was up by as many as three with just 1:30 left, but failed to score a point afterwards, and lost the lead on Trapp's layup. 

The Tigers were carried by Trapp's 17 points and a career night from senior Tevin Mack, who notched 34 points and 10 rebounds. 

Syracuse Looks for Revenge Against Virginia Tech

Jan 17, 2020

January 7, 2020. 40-31 Syracuse over Virginia Tech. 12:11 remained in the second half at the Carrier Dome. The Orange took the lead early in the first half and have held it for the last 21:07 of game time. A win over Virginia Tech would be massive after giving up a late lead to Notre Dame a few days earlier. Then, Virginia Tech Freshman Jalen Cone rose up and knocked down a three, plus the foul. Syracuse now led 40-35, 11:53 on the clock. Fast forward a couple minutes and the Hokies were on a run.

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 vs. Cornell: The Boeheim Bowl

Nov 19, 2019

The Syracuse Orange (2-1) will welcome Jimmy Boeheim and the Cornell Big Red (1-3) into the Dome Wednesday night at 7:30. Coach Boehiem’s oldest son, Jimmy, is the leading scorer for the Big Red averaging 15.3 points-per-game.  


It will be a no love lost matchup for coach Boehiem whose team will be looking to string together their third consecutive win of the season. 


Syracuse Basketball Picks Up First Win Over Colgate

Nov 13, 2019

In the team's first out of conference test of the young season, Syracuse picked up its first victory of the year against Colgate, 70-54. 

Reaching the 70-point plateau was a welcome sight to Orange fans who watched the team struggle in the season opener against Virginia, mustering just 34 points. 

After a tight first half, the Orange blew the game open in the second frame, opening the half on a 24-9 run.

Buddy Boeheim and Elijah Hughes each knocked down three shots from beyond the arc, scoring 17 and 14 respectively to lead the Orange.


Just one year ago, Syracuse entered the season ripe with expectations. The Orange returned its entire starting five from 2017-18 plus transfer Elijah Hughes along with freshmen Jalen Carey and Buddy Boeheim. All of this set up one of the deepest rosters in recent memory. The Orange were ranked in the preseason AP and expected to make a significant tournament run.

Baylor Pulls Away Late to Boot 'Cuse From NCAA Tourney

Mar 22, 2019

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 the team with 22 points.

Syracuse Tops Boston College 67-56 at Home

Feb 9, 2019

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.