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Syracuse Wins Fouth Straight

14 hours ago

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. 



Something has clicked for Jim Boeheim’s team.

After losing to Virginia Tech at home less than 2 weeks ago, the Orange have rallied off 3 straight victories, including two on the road. One against the defending champion Virginia Cavaliers, and now this hard-fought game at Virginia Tech. This has given Syracuse’s tournament hopes newfound life, and momentum heading into a critical 3-game stretch of ACC play.


The Syracuse Men’s Basketball team is riding a three-game winning streak. These wins have all been against ACC teams and have given the Orange a 4-3 record in conference. SU has also notched two notable wins against both Virginia and Virginia Tech. Wednesday, Jim Boeheim and team have the opportunity for revenge. Last time these two teams faced off, it was a heartbreaker for the Cuse. The team lost by one after Joe Girard III hit a long three and it looked like he got fouled to put him on the line for an opportunity to tie the game. 

Is this the Start of Something Big for the Orange?

Jan 15, 2020

It was a slow start to the game for the Syracuse Orange, only scoring six points in the first nine minutes, but the Orange ended up scoring 76 points tonight, defeating the Boston College Eagles 76-50.

While the offense was off to a slow start, the defense was not. The Eagles could only muster 13 total points in the first half. The Orange defense has shined several times this season, but the key factor is actually scoring points, which has not been a problem the last nine games. Syracuse has scored more than 70 points the last nine games.


After a brutal loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, the Syracuse Men’s Basketball team returned to the Dome hoping to notch their second ACC win. Unfortunately for Jim Boeheim’s team, it dropped another close game in the final seconds. This was a much-win game for Syracuse who is struggling to beat notable opponents which will be important come March. 

Orange Welcome Virginia Tech to the Dome

Jan 6, 2020

The Syracuse Orange (8-6, 1-2) returned to conference play last game with an 88-87 loss to Notre Dame. The Orange remain above .500 overall on the season, but fell below .500 in conference play.  They will look to turn things around against Virginia Tech (10-4, 1-2) Monday at the Dome.

Notre Dame Outlasts Syracuse in 88-87 Thriller

Jan 5, 2020

Saturday, the Syracuse Orange hosted the Fighting Irish, who came into the Carrier Dome with a very similar resume: no real impressive wins, no disastrous losses. Bettors in Las Vegas expected a high scoring affair, which is a contrast to past Syracuse teams. But bettors were right in their expectations, as the teams combined for 175 points, including 30 three pointers, shooting 48.4% each.

Syracuse Looks for Consistence Against Oakland

Dec 15, 2019

After the ten-point loss to Georgetown, the Syracuse Basketball team looks to rebound against Oakland University. The Golden Grizzlies are the sixth team the Orange has played that is not a power five team.  Four of the five of those teams have resulted in victories, and SU hopes for more of the same against Oakland. The last time these two teams played, Syracuse won by over 20 points. 


Two former Big East rivals will meet in Washington, D.C. Saturday as Syracuse travels to Georgetown to add another chapter to their storied history. This will be the 95th meeting between the two, with the Orange leading the series 51-43.

Even though Syracuse holds the edge record wise, it is one of the most evenly matched college basketball rivalries in the country. In their 94 games, the two teams are only separated by 24 points (0.28 per game).

Syracuse Stuns Wake Forest in the Season Finale

Dec 6, 2019

  What a way to finish the season! The Syracuse Football team stunned Wake Forest in the Dome to give Orange fans something they have been looking for all season. In the final play of overtime, Trill Williams stripped the ball from Demon Deacon wide receiver Kendall Winton and returned it for a 94-yard touchdown and the win. This gave Syracuse its second ACC win and moved them to 5-7. Unfortunately, this was the last game for the Orange in 2019 because they did not reach bowl game eligibility.Going into this game, Syracuse were underdogs at home.