Joe Girard III

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.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: this is Syracuse's most important game of the season. After falling in four of its last five games, Syracuse takes a trip down to Louisville for its last chance to knock off a ranked opponent in the regular season. Hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman take a look into the number 11 Cardinals and any chance the Orange have. Syracuse has been on the verge of snagging a big win, can they get it done tonight?

Hughes Return Not Enough To Down #8 FSU

Feb 15, 2020

The Syracuse men’s basketball team lost 80-77 to Florida State. After missing the majority of the last game with a lower-body injury, Elijah Hughes returned for the Orange and was very productive. The transfer Junior led all scorers with 25 points and shot 50% from the floor. Florida State also came into the game with lineup questions. Leading scorer Devin Vassell missed the entire game. It did not appear to be a health issue, however, Leonard Hamilton declined to answer questions about Vassell’s status after the game.

 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?

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 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. 


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 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.


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.