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A wild 9 days for Syracuse basketball: Mike Hopkins, Tyler Lydon leave; Boeheim stays

It started with a huge snowstorm in Syracuse, and ended with Mike Hopkins in Seattle. It took nine days for the course of Orange basketball to change drastically. The tumultuous time included Hopkins leaving, Jim Boeheim staying and Tyler Lydon heading to the NBA. Here’s a look back at the events between Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 22. Syracuse.com:... more

POWER MOVE: Inside Mike Hopkins’ departure from the only school he ever knew

Mike Hopkins’ first official day at his new workplace began shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. He strode through a barren Alaska Airlines Arena, sporting a black suit, white button-down shirt and foreign purple tie. Outside, the gray skies produced an intermittent drizzle. Scared wasn’t the word. But Hopkins is unfamiliar with change. He gazed at the empty bleachers surrounding... more

Tyler Lydon to enter NBA Draft

Syracuse sophomore Tyler Lydon has decided to enter his name in the 2017 NBA Draft. Lydon announced the decision via social media. The 6-9 forward started all 34 games for the Orange this season and ranked second in scoring average (13.2) and first in rebound average (8.6). He also led Syracuse in blocked shots (49) and finished second in minutes-played... more

Paschal Chukwu expected to apply for medical redshirt

Syracuse Orange 7-foot-2 center Paschal Chukwu is expected to apply for a medical redshirt after tearing his retina in his right eye this past season, according to team spokesman Pete Moore. Chukwu played less than 30 percent of SU’s games in 2016-17 and his injury was season-ending, which qualifies him for a medical redshirt. None of those games can come... more

Syracuse offers scholarship to UPrep’s Jeenathan Williams

Jeenathan Williams already had scholarship offers to play major-college basketball with Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Temple. But the offer he received Tuesday topped them all. This one came from Syracuse University. When Orange assistant coach and former star guard Gerry McNamara told Williams over the phone that SU wanted the junior from UPrep, well, it was a dream come true.... more

Syracuse AD Wildhack, Boeheim chat with press (video)

Director of Athletics John Wildhack and Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim held a press conference on Monday in the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center to discuss the program. The media gathering was organized after the University announced on Sunday that Boeheim had agreed to extend his contract and stay on as head coach. Long-time assistant coach Mike Hopkins, who had... more

Syracuse women trounced by UConn in round of 32

The eighth-seeded Syracuse women’s basketball team fell, 94-64, to No. 1 overall Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. The Orange finished the season with a 22-11 overall mark. The Huskies jumped out to an early lead, outscoring the Orange, 28-11, in the first quarter. UConn shot 66 percent... more

SU’s Tyler Lydon reportedly to declare for the NBA Draft

Tyler Lydon didn’t take long to decide his basketball future after the Orange lost to Ole Miss to end their season on Saturday. The dynamic sophomore forward will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, per... more

Jim Boeheim gets extension beyond 2017-18 season

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim has received an extension to coach beyond the 2017-18 season, the university announced on Sunday night. The extension of the veteran coach’s contract came as a result of Mike Hopkins, Syracuse’s head coach designate, leaving the university to take over as the head coach at the University of Washington. – Read more at Syracuse.com more

Mike Hopkins leaving SU, will lead Washington Huskies

Washington is hiring Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins, the school announced on Sunday. Hopkins was named the Orange’s head coach-designate in June 2015, following the expected retirement of current head coach Jim Boeheim at the end of next season. Hopkins agreed to a six-year deal with Washington, according to ESPN. – Syracuse head coach-designate Mike Hopkins leaving for Washington (Daily Orange) – BREAKING:... more

Syracuse women’s basketball crushes Iowa State, 85-65, in NCAA opener (full-coverage)

The game was supposed to be evenly matched. A matchup between eight-seeded Syracuse and ninth-seeded Iowa State. Both teams ran out on the court to warm up at around the same time and the teams took turns introducing players before the tip. But from the first SU possession, which ended in a Gabby Cooper 3-pointer from the left wing, it was... more

Ole Miss ends Syracuse’s season in N.I.T. defeat at the Dome (full coverage)

Ole Miss would end up shooting 47 percent from the 3-point line. When the final buzzer sounded it was too much for the Orange to handle at the Carrier Dome. As the Syracuse Orange move forward into the off-season, a lot of questions remain. However, the 85-80 loss at home will likely be one that stings for a while. Both... more

Syracuse women take on Iowa State on Saturday

The No. 21/22 Syracuse women’s basketball team will take on Iowa State in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. Saturday’s game will be televised on ESPN2 with Eric Frede (play-by-play) and Dan Hughes (analyst) on the call. The Orange are making their fifth... more

Orange, Rebels meet in NIT second round (preview & info)

Syracuse will host Mississippi in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) on Saturday, March 18 in the Carrier Dome. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. The Orange is a No. 1 seed in the tournament, while the Rebels are a No. 5 seed. The game will be televised on ESPN and the Watch ESPN app. Read More FULL... more

Orange tops UNC Greensboro in N.I.T. opener (full coverage)

The Orange men’s basketball team (19-14) improved to 4-0 all-time versus UNC Greensboro (25-10) with a 90-77 victory over the Spartans in the opening round of the 2017 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Wednesday, at the Carrier Dome. Highlights, coach Boeheim’s press conference, and full coverage below… Full recap & stats (Cuse.com) BOXSCORE: Syracuse 90, UNCG 77 (.PDF) Syracuse rolls past... more

Syracuse opens N.I.T. play tonight in the Dome

After consultation with Onondaga County and City of Syracuse authorities, as well as the NCAA, and with fan and participant safety the top priority, Tuesday night’s NIT game between Syracuse and UNCG was been postponed due to area weather conditions. It will be played tonight, March 15, at 7 p.m. ESPN2 will carry the game. GAME DAY LINKS: – Everything... more

Syracuse left out of NCAA Tournament field; Top seed in N.I.T.

The Syracuse Orange’s bubble finally burst. After anxiously waiting for days, the Syracuse players and coaches found themselves left out of the NCAA Tournament when the 68-team field was announced on Sunday. It turned out that Syracuse’s big wins weren’t enough to offset all those embarrassing early season losses. – Click here to view the official 2017 NCAA Tournament brackets (NCAA.com) –... more

Livin’ on the bubble: Nothing is certain on Selection Sunday for the Orange

Sunday is going to be a stressful day for Orange fans. While many believe that the Orange will find their way into the big dance — some aren’t as confident. After struggling throughout the season on the road — their biggest wins came in the Dome. The 18-14 Orange have big wins against Duke, Florida State, and Virginia but also... more
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