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The basketball regular season has come to end. With Syracuse beginning the ACC tournament tonight, hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine, and Ben Shulman preview SU's matchup with North Carolina. Also, Ben talks to ACC play-by-play broadcaster Wes Durham about the tournament as a whole.


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 had two games at home that were must-wins. Only one was a victory. Next up, the hosts of the Ostrom Avenue Podcast Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman break down the 8th ranked Florida State Seminoles. The more you hear about FSU, the less you want to play them. How can the 'Cuse pull off the upset?


On Saturday, February 1, the Syracuse Orange (13-9, 6-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) welcomed the No. 9 Duke Blue Devils (18-3, 8-2) to the Carrier Dome in their only matchup of the 2019-2020 regular season. The Blue Devils have gotten the better of the Orange since becoming members of the same conference, but by the slimmest of margins, winning five of nine regular season matchups. 

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. 


After a brief intermission, the Ostrom Avenue Podcast is back, and we've got a lot to catch up on. Hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine, and Ben Shluman catch you up on all the Syracuse basketball action from Georgia Tech to Virginia. Has Syracuse done enough to convince us that they're a tournament contender?

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. 

The good news is that the Syracuse football team ended on a high note after a 39-30 overtime victory against Wake Forest. The bad news? The team still didn't live up to expectations. Speaking of not living up to expectations, the Syracuse basketball team has had its worst 8 game start to a season under the Jim Boehiem era, currently sitting at 4-4. What should the expectations be for SU hoops? Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by special guest Jonathon Hoppe to discuss

Syracuse Loses Third Straight Game

Dec 3, 2019

The Syracuse (4-4) shooters went ice-cold and got outscored 38-25 in the second half versus Iowa (6-2) on Tuesday night in the Dome. 


Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard III shot a combined 1-9 from three and 4-18 from the field. Leading scorer Elijah Hughes struggled from the field as well going 3-13.