Jim Boeheim readies for 44th season at Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim is set for his 44th season at Syracuse, and this time around the Orange got a jump start with a summer trip to Italy.
4-star forward Woody Newton commits to Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Four-star forward Woody Newton of Mount Zion Prep in Baltimore has announced he intends to play for the Syracuse Orange.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse and Georgetown have agreed to a four-game series in men's basketball, the school announced Wednesday.
The first game between the former bitter Big East rivals...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse star Tyus Battle is not coming back for his senior year.
In an open letter to fans published Friday in The Post-Standard of Syracuse, Battle made his decision...
Syracuse suspends Frank Howard on eve of NCAA Tournament
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Syracuse senior guard Frank Howard is out "for an indefinite period of time" for violating school policy.
The school announced Howard's suspension on Wednesday, the eve...
Boeheim’s son scores 20, Syracuse rallies past Pitt 73-59
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jim Boeheim said his son Buddy's mother tells him all of the time that their boy should be playing more.
Syracuse’s Battle will not play vs. Pitt in ACC Tournament
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Syracuse's leading scorer Tyus Battle will not play in the Orange's second round ACC Tournament game against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Clemson seeks revenge on Syracuse
Syracuse (19-11, 10-7) vs. Clemson (18-12, 8-9)
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Clemson seeks revenge on Syracuse after dropping the...
Virginia looks to extend streak vs Syracuse
Virginia (26-2, 14-2) vs. Syracuse (19-10, 10-6)
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Virginia looks for its seventh straight conference win against...
Syracuse blows game open in 2nd half, tops Wake Forest 79-54
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The schedule gave Syracuse a bit of a break after a tough run of games. The Orange handled it well, too, simply by not turning in a flat performance against a struggling...
Battle, Syracuse visit Wake Forest
Syracuse (18-10, 9-6) vs. Wake Forest (11-16, 4-11)
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
No. 5 UNC looks to extend streak vs Syracuse
Syracuse (18-9, 9-5) vs. No. 5 North Carolina (22-5, 12-2)
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 5 North Carolina looks for its eighth...
Battle, Boeheim help Syracuse hold off Boston College
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says his team needs somebody to make shots.
His son appears to be that player.
Tyus Battle scored 21 points, including 15 in the second half, but it was Buddy Boeheim's career-high 16 points that helped Syracuse withstand a late Boston College rally to defeat the Eagles 67-56 Saturday.
Brissett, Howard carry Syracuse past Pittsburgh 65-56
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Boeheim doesn't believe in midseason evaluations. The Syracuse coach knows it doesn't matter. All everyone remembers is how it ends.
That being said, Boeheim does know one thing: the Orange are pretty good when Frank Howard is hitting shots the way he did in Saturday's 65-56 victory over Pittsburgh.
Battle and coach’s son Buddy Boeheim carry SU past BC
BOSTON (AP) — Chants for Boeheim came roaring down in Boston College's Conte Forum by a large gathering of visiting fans dressed in orange.
This time it wasn't for 74-year-old legendary coach Jim, who is running Syracuse for his 43rd season. Nope, it was for his son, Buddy.
Tyus Battle scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and Syracuse, getting an additional spark from the coach's son Buddy, who scored 13 points, beat Boston College 77-71 on Wednesday night.
Syracuse purring offensively as it begins road trip
After losing four nonconference games before Christmas — two in a row at home — Syracuse's postseason hopes seemed awfully dim.
Syracuse gets 22 points from Battle, beats Pitt 74-63
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim breathed a sigh of relief. Five days after his Orange's biggest win of the season, there was no letdown.
Tyus Battle scored 22 points, Boeheim's son Buddy had a season-high 13 points, and Syracuse beat Pittsburgh 74-63 on Saturday, the Orange's zone defense thwarting the youthful Panthers from exerting their strong point, converting tough drives to the basket.
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Syracuse upsets No. 1 Duke 95-91 in OT after Jones’ injury
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Syracuse packed its patented 2-3 zone defense around Zion Williamson, and dared a depleted Duke team to win from the 3-point line.
Without shooter Cameron Reddish, the top-ranked Blue Devils couldn't do it. And without point guard Tre Jones, their defense couldn't pressure the Orange, either.
Georgia Tech dominates inside, beats Syracuse 73-59
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner says the only way for his team to survive is through its defense.
In that case, the Yellow Jackets may do more than survive.
Jose Alvarado scored 19 points, James Banks III added 16 and Georgia Tech dominated inside and overpowered Syracuse 73-59 on Saturday night, ending the Orange's four-game winning streak.
Syracuse gets 14 points from Hughes, beats Clemson 61-53
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — On a night when Syracuse's trademark zone defense was effective against Clemson, coach Jim Boeheim's lesser-known press helped the Orange to their fourth straight win.
Elijah Hughes had 14 points to lead four Syracuse players in double figures and the Syracuse beat Clemson 61-53 Wednesday night, holding the Tigers to a season-low in scoring.
Hughes’ career day sparks Syracuse past Notre Dame 72-62
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Getting potent production across the board from his Big Three of Elijah Hughes, Oshae Brissett and Tyus Battle — like he got Saturday — is going to prove a necessity more than a luxury this season, according to Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.
Hughes, a redshirt junior guard, erupted for career highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Orange dominated down the stretch during their 72-62 victory over Notre Dame.
Syracuse struggled early but enters ACC play on good note
Despite a preseason ranking of No. 16, Syracuse struggled during nonconference play. The Orange lost two straight at Madison Square Garden and two straight at home, a first since the Carrier Dome opened in 1980.
But that part of the schedule is over, and it ended on a good note.
Syracuse defeated upstate neighbor St. Bonaventure 81-47 last Saturday in a final tuneup before its Atlantic Coast Conference opener Saturday at Notre Dame.
Elijah Hughes and Tyus Battle lead Syracuse in romp
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse was coming off consecutive nonconference home losses for the first time since 1979-80.
Down 11 midway through the first half, with a restless Carrier Dome crowd watching, the Orange appeared to be on their way to making history — in a bad way.
Tyus Battle’s late shot lifts Syracuse over Georgetown 72-71
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — For the second year in a row, Syracuse won the battle over Georgetown, thanks again to Tyus Battle.
Last season, Battle scored a then career-high 29 points to lead the Orange to an 86-79 comeback road win over their longtime rival.
Battle hit a game-winning, pull-up jumper just inside the 3-point line with 2.5 seconds left, giving the Orange another comeback win over the Hoyas, 72-71 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday night.
Boeheim v. Boeheim? Syracuse holds off Cornell, 63-55
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Round one of the Boeheims versus Boeheim went to Syracuse but it wasn't easy. The Orange just managed to avoid a huge upset against Cornell Saturday.
Syracuse stops No. 16 Ohio State 72-62
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Syracuse found its outside shot, and just in time if you ask coach Jim Boeheim.
Tyus Battle scored 20 points, Elijah Hughes added 18 and the Orange shot nearly 46 percent from beyond the arc as Syracuse upset No. 16 Ohio State 72-62 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday night.
It was Syracuse's second straight victory, as they improved to 4-2 on the season.
Battle scores 24, Syracuse beats Colgate 77-56, ends skid
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — From the perspective of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, it didn't really look like his team was hitting the gas pedal on offense in the second half against Colgate on Wednesday night.
Then again, compared to the team's performance in the first half, almost anything would have been an improvement.
Battle, No. 16 Syracuse knock off Morehead State 84-70
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse appeared to be on its way to an easy night before Morehead State rallied.
There was a lot to like for the Orange. And a little trouble, too.
Tyus Battle scored 23 points, Elijah Hughes had 21 and No. 16 Syracuse outlasted Morehead State 84-70 on Saturday.
Brissett scores 20, No. 16 Syracuse beats E Washington 66-34
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — With all five starters back, No. 16 Syracuse didn't figure to skip a beat defensively, and Eastern Washington found that out in a hurry.
Mixing in a full-court press with its normally stingy 2-3 zone, Syracuse shot just 39 percent from the field and 17 percent from 3 on Tuesday night and still nearly doubled up on the Eagles, beating them 66-34.
Syracuse limping into season opener vs Eastern Washington
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is dealing with a little uncertainty as his No. 16 Orange head into their season opener.
Injuries to the team's three point guards — starter Frank Howard and backups Howard Washington and Jalen Carey — forced Boeheim to use shooting guard Tyus Battle at the point in the team's two exhibition games, against Saint Rose and Le Moyne. The Orange, who easily beat both Division II teams, open the season Tuesday night at home against Eastern Washington.
Tyus Battle returns, making Syracuse a stronger team
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse's Jim Boeheim enters his 43rd season with a luxury few other coaches around the country can claim — all five Orange starters return from last year's Sweet 16 team.
The roster also has three freshmen, including the Hall of Fame coach's sharp-shooting son, and a transfer who's ready to go after practicing with the team for a year.
Things are looking up.
"The same guys, so we should improve," Boeheim said. "I think we're way ahead of where we were last year."
Syracuse Preview Capsule
Last season: 23-14, lost in the Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament
Coach: Jim Boeheim, 43rd season
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Who's gone: F Matthew Moyer transferred after his redshirt freshman year and graduate transfer G Geno Thorpe left the team after six games.
No. 4 Duke edges No. 5 Virginia as preseason ACC favorite
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fourth-ranked Duke edged fifth-ranked Virginia as Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, while North Carolina's Luke Maye is preseason player of the year.
The league released picks Thursday after voting from media members attending Wednesday's media day.
Jim Boeheim ready for year No. 43 at Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim is back in a good place as he begins his 43rd season at Syracuse — all five starters return, he has a much stronger bench, and his youngest son is a freshman guard who's ready to contribute.
"Everybody worked hard. Everybody had a good summer," Boeheim said Friday during the team's media day. "I see more improvement than normal with this group. Kind of extraordinary."
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse guard Tyus Battle has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for his junior year.
Battle says in a statement on the university website that he feels it's in his best interest "to focus on improving some fine points" in his game and work toward his degree.
Battle says he plans to re-enter the draft next year and calls his decision to return an easy one.
Syracuse guard Tyus Battle to enter name in NBA draft
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tyus Battle will enter his name in the NBA draft, but he's not hiring an agent.
That's according to the school's official Twitter account.
Battle had been mulling his decision since the Orange were eliminated by Atlantic Coast Conference rival Duke in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Syracuse could lose a star, but future looking bright
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim heads to the offseason ready to recharge for yet another year, and he's awfully satisfied with what the Orange accomplished in his 42nd year at the helm.
Zoned out: 11th-seeded Syracuse eliminates Michigan State
DETROIT (AP) — Syracuse barely got into the NCAA Tournament, getting the 68th and final spot.
The Orange have earned the right to keep playing in college basketball's showcase. And, no one will be excited about facing that zone defense.
Tyus Battle had 17 points, Oshae Brissett scored 15, and 11th-seeded Syracuse zoned Michigan State out of the tournament, 55-53 on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16.
Who has the edge: Michigan State vs. Syracuse
Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News breaks down Sunday's second-round NCAA Tournament game between Michigan State and Syracuse (2:40 p.m., CBS/760).
On to the next round: Syracuse outlasts Arizona State
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has made a concession for his thin roster — shorter practices and more sleep, especially for the Big Three.
Good formula so far.
The Orange, the last team selected for the NCAA Tournament, survived to play another day, holding off Arizona State 60-56 on Wednesday night in the First Four.
Syracuse tops Wake Forest 73-64 for 1st ACC tourney win
NEW YORK (AP) — Took a few tries for Syracuse to win a game in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. With that hurdle finally cleared, the Orange can now focus on bigger postseason aspirations and the critical test on tap.
Freshman forward Marek Dolezaj scored a career-high 20 points and the Orange beat Wake Forest 73-64 on Tuesday night to reach the second round.
Battle scores 17, Syracuse beats No. 18 Clemson 55-52
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse finally won a close one at home, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Oshae Brissett and Tyus Battle each scored 17 points and Syracuse rallied to beat No. 18 Clemson 55-52 on Saturday to remain in the hunt for a postseason berth.
Orange riding 3-game skid entering season finale vs. Clemson
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — As Syracuse teeters on the brink of missing the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, the Orange's biggest problem might just be the confidence of their role players.
Pinson scores career-high 23, UNC holds off Syracuse 78-74
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When Syracuse threatened one final time, Joel Berry II had an answer for North Carolina.
Theo Pinson scored a career-high 23 points, Berry added 18, including the tiebreaking layup with 1:36 left, and the No. 10 Tar Heels held off the Orange 78-74 on Wednesday night.
Syracuse had trailed almost the entire game until a late eight-point run knotted the score. Tyus Battle scored six of the points, his jumper with 3:05 to go tying it at 74.
Battle helps Syracuse finish off Miami 62-55
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Syracuse's Tyus Battle wore bags of ice on both knees in the postgame locker room as he talked about keeping his cool on a frustrating afternoon.
The sophomore guard struggled with his shot and committed three turnovers Saturday, but scored six points in the final 86 seconds to help the Orangemen hold off the Miami Hurricanes 62-55.
Sophomore Tyus Battle trying to keep Syracuse in the hunt
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tyus Battle has trained his focus on one thing since summer — a postseason experience different from the first he had last year as a freshman at Syracuse. In other words, playing in the NCAA Tournament, which is all that really matters around here.
Although those dreams took a big hit on Wednesday night when the Orange dropped a home game to North Carolina State, Syracuse (17-9, 6-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) still has opportunity ahead.
Battle scores 34, Syracuse holds off Wake Forest 78-70
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tyus Battle missed a slam dunk early in the second half for Syracuse. He didn't miss much else against Wake Forest.
Battle scored 34 points, Oshae Brissett added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Orange held off the Demon Deacons 78-70 on Sunday.