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With a struggling SU football team on a bye, what better time to have our SU basketball preview show! Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine break down the expectations for this years team, who is going to step up with the departure of Battle, Brissett and Howard, and what can we expect from the new members of the team. Plus, a preview of Wednesday night's opener against Virginia.


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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
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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 the team with 22 points.

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The Syracuse University Men's Basketball team prepares for its 5th Atlantic Coast Conference tournament with more than a few questions about how this season might play out.  While some players, coaches and fans believe the Orange's 19-13 record, and a winning 10-8 record in the tough ACC conference, are enough to ensure a bid to the NCAA tournament, that invitation is not engraved in stone just yet.

Syracuse Looks to Get Back on Track in Clemson

Mar 8, 2019
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It’s tough to put a 26-point loss in the rear-view mirror, especially one where your team was winning at halftime. That is exactly what the Orange (19-11,10-7) have to do this Saturday against the Clemson Tigers (18-12, 8,9) in both teams’ regular season finales.

The Orange has already taken down the Tigers this season. Forward Elijah Hughes led Syracuse with 14 points in the team’s 61-53 win over Clemson in the Carrier Dome. ‘Cuse followed up that January 9th win by losing to Georgia Tech three days later.

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 Three days after losing to No. 1 Duke, Syracuse (18-10, 9-6) fell to another ACC blue-blood, losing to No. 5 UNC-Chapel Hill (23-5, 13-2) 93-85 in the Dean Smith Center.
 

After a prolific first half start, Syracuse could not keep pace with the Tar Heels in the final 20 minutes. The Orange took a three point lead into the locker room at halftime, but a 50 point second half outburst from North Carolina proved to be too much.

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  After a week of uncertainty and emotion, Saturday finally arrived, as did 35,642 faithful Orange fans. On Wednesday, it was reported that Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian with his car. It was unclear if he would resume his coaching duties on Saturday, but Syracuse University Athletic Director John Wildhack announced that Boeheim would coach against the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Saturday.

 

Boeheim Will Coach Tomorrow Against Duke

Feb 22, 2019
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Following the incident with Jim Boeheim, he will still be coaching against the Blue Devils. AfterCoach Boeheim had struck a pedestrian with his car, it was uncertain if he would coach onSaturday. However, Syracuse’s athletic director, John Wildhack, announced that the Hall ofFame coach will resume his coaching duties. The Orange might be short handed on the coaching staff, Duke will be shorthanded on the bench.The top recruit out of high school, Zion Williamson, has been ruled out for tomorrow’s gamewith a mild knee sprain.

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Updated  5:52 p.m.

Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit and killed a man late Wednesday night on Interstate 690. Syracuse Police report that the victim, 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez of Syracuse, had been exiting a vehicle that lost control on the highway and hit a guard rail.


For a while now Syracuse, New York has had a reputation as a basketball city. Stars like Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara long with coach Jim Boeheim has propelled Syracuse Unviersity Men's basketball to the forefront in Central New York. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Dana Grey tells us that there is a new show in town, and it's Syracuse Women's Basketball.

Also this week, Jim Boeheim is known for being a coach who expects a lot from his players. But, that style of coaching apparently isn't for everyone. WAER's Corey Spector compares the freshman struggles of Syracuse guard Jalen Carey to previous player who have left the program.


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