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By developing weak hand, Tyus Battle hopes to boost draft stock

By developing weak hand, Tyus Battle hopes to boost draft stock
Tyus Battle, Syracuse’s leading scorer over the past two seasons, knew exactly where he needed to improve entering his junior year. Feedback from NBA scouts after the 2018 combine focused on two main focal points: his shot and his weak hand. Since Syracuse lost to Duke in the 2018 Sweet 16, Battle’s improved left hand has flipped opposing team’s defensive... more

Inside John Bol Ajak’s journey and commitment to Syracuse

Inside John Bol Ajak’s journey and commitment to Syracuse
John Bol Ajak stood near mid-court at West Chester University, wearing gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt donning a “W” across the front. All he wanted to do was play. Around him, Westtown (Pennsylvania) High School took the court for warm-ups before playing Roman Catholic (Pennsylvania) High School. John Bol Ajak moved to the U.S. at age 15, having never... more

ORANGE WIN: Syracuse upsets #1 Duke in overtime thriller (full coverage)

ORANGE WIN: Syracuse upsets #1 Duke in OT
Five Syracuse players scored double-digits Monday night as Syracuse (12-5, 3-1 ACC) stunned No. 1 Duke (14-2, 3-1 ACC) in a 95-91 overtime victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The victory is the first for the Orange over a No. 1 ranked opponent since Jan. 19, 2013 when the Orange defeated Louisville 70-68, and the first on the road since Feb.... more

Syracuse no contest for Georgia Tech in Dome loss (full coverage)

Syracuse no contest for Georgia Tech in Dome loss (full coverage)
Despite three Syracuse (11-5, 2-1 ACC) players reaching double-digit scoring, Georgia Tech (10-6, 2-1 ACC) handed the Orange their first ACC loss of the season, 73-59, Saturday evening at the Carrier Dome. Oshae Brissett led the Orange with 15 points followed by Hughes’ 12 and Battles’ 11. Marek Dolezaj did all he could on the defensive end tying a season-high... more

Syracuse tops Clemson to start 2-0 in ACC play (full coverage)

Syracuse tops Clemson to start 2-0 in ACC play (full coverage)
A balanced scoring attack, featuring four players in double-digits, helped lead Syracuse (11-4, 2-0 ACC) to its fourth-consecutive win Wednesday evening against Clemson (10-5, 0-2 ACC) in the Carrier Dome. Elijah Hughes’ team-high 14 points led an Orange offense that saw four players reach double-digit scoring. Both Tyus Battle and Frank Howard contributed 12 while Marek Dolezaj tallied 10 for... more

Boeheim: SU ‘paid the price’ for slow start in non-conference play

Boeheim: SU ‘paid the price’ for slow start in non-conference play
On Monday, Jim Boeheim appeared on the first ACC men’s basketball coaches teleconference, which occurs regularly through the league schedule. The Syracuse Orange beat Notre Dame by 10 in their league opener and face the Clemson Tigers at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, off their blowout loss to Duke. Jim Boeheim: Syracuse "paid the price" for slow start in non-conference... more

Syracuse opens ACC play with 72-62 win at Notre Dame (full coverage)

Syracuse opens ACC with win at Notre Dame (full coverage)
.A season-high 12 three-pointers, including six from Elijah Hughes, led Syracuse (10-4, 1-0 ACC) to a 72-62 victory over Notre Dame (10-5, 0-2 ACC) to open ACC play Saturday afternoon. Hughes’ 22 points mark the seventh straight game where he has reached double-digit scoring. Oshae Brissett joined Hughes in double-digits with 19 points followed by 17 from Tyus Battle. Brissett... more

Is Eric Dungey is the most important quarterback in Syracuse history?

Is Eric Dungey is the most important quarterback in Syracuse history?
Sitting at the podium, after winning the most important game of his career, Eric Dungey tried to reflect — to consider what the last four years, 39 games and 20 individual records meant. He started, then he broke down. “It’s kind of starting to hit me now,” Dungey said, choking through tears. “I’m just very thankful. I know I’ve been... more

Syracuse blows out St. Bonaventure to close pre-conference schedule (full coverage)

Syracuse hosts St. Bonaventure today in the Dome
A near flawless performance from Tyus Battle in front of 21,968 fans led Syracuse (9-4) to an 81-47 victory over St. Bonaventure (4-9) Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The Orange’s 34-point victory is its largest margin of victory since Dec. 19, 2016, when the Orange defeated Eastern Michigan by 48 points, 105-57. Battle was perfect from the floor, going... more

Syracuse blows out Arkansas State with 2nd half surge (full coverage)

Syracuse blows out Arkansas State with 2nd half surge (full coverage)
A strong second half showing gave Syracuse (8-4) an 82-52 victory over Arkansas State (5-7) Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The Orange, who have been plagued this season with troubles in the second half, put it together shooting 15-of-28 (53.6 percent) in the second half including 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. Tyus Battle and Elijah Hughes led the charge... more

BUFFALO-ED: Syracuse takes Dome loss at hands of #14 ranked UB, 71-59 (full coverage)

BUFFALO-ED: Syracuse takes Dome loss at hands of UB, 71-59 (full coverage)
Despite four players scoring in double-digits, the Syracuse men’s basketball team fell to No. 14/15 Buffalo, 72-63, Tuesday evening at the Carrier Dome. Buffalo remains undefeated on the season at 11-0 as the Orange move to 7-4. Frank Howard led the Orange, notching season-highs in nearly every statistical category including 13 points and a 3-of-5 performance from beyond the arc.... more

Syracuse loses to Old Dominion in the Dome, 68-62 (full coverage)

Syracuse takes on Old Dominion in the Carrier Dome (preview & info)
Syracuse fell behind to the Old Dominion Monarchs late in Saturday afternoon’s contest at the Carrier Dome and couldn’t catch back up, losing their 3rd game of the season, 68-62. Tyus Battle scored 23 points to lead Syracuse in the loss. It was Old Dominion’s first win on the road over a ranked opponent in over a decade. Orange edged... more

Syracuse gets dramatic win over Georgetown on Saturday (full coverage)

Orange, Hoyas renew rivalry today (preview & info)
In a heated battle from the Carrier Dome, the Syracuse Orange came away with the narrow edge in a 72-71 win over the Georgetown Hoyas. After going down by 13 in the first half, Syracuse battled back and took down their longtime rivals. The first half started with a ton of energy, as both sides applied pressure on defense and... more

Will Syracuse’s rivalry with Georgetown come to a close after Saturday?

Will Syracuse’s rivalry with Georgetown come to a close after Saturday?
Is the future of the Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry in jeopardy? The ACC, the league that raided the Big East for Syracuse along with several other schools back in 2013, could threaten to end the old Big East feud with its move to a 20-game conference schedule in the 2019-20 season. The ACC’s decision to go from 18 to 20 league games... more

FOUR STRAIGHT: Syracuse blows past Northeastern, 72-49 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME NIGHT: Syracuse continues home stretch against Northeastern tonight (preview & info)
A pair of season-highs from Oshae Brissett Tuesday evening against Northeastern (4-5) helped Syracuse (6-2) secure its fourth-straight victory, 72-47. Brissett led all players with 21 points and 14 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Joining Brissett in double-digits was Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim. Hughes picked up 17 points on a 6-of-11 performance including three three-pointers. Boeheim... more

Blarney Rock Pub, long-time New York City home for Orange fans, has closed

Blarney Rock Pub, long-time New York City home for Orange fans, has closed
The Blarney Rock Pub, for decades the home bar for thousands of Syracuse University sports fans in New York City, appears to have closed. The bar, conveniently located around the corner from Madison Square Garden, seems to have shut down over the weekend, according to several posts on Facebook and other Internet sites. The bar’s web site has been taken down... more

Battle leads Syracuse to 63-55 win over Cornell (full coverage)

Battle leads Syracuse to 63-55 win over Cornell (full coverage)
In what was billed as the ‘Battle of the Boeheims,’ it was the Orange’s Boeheim duo that emerged victorious. The Syracuse basketball team, spurred by Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett’s hot hands, overcame a five-point, first-half deficit and a 26-point scoring effort from Cornell’s Matt Morgan, grinding out a 63-55 win Saturday night at the Carrier Dome. Battle poured in... more

Syracuse comes up big in second half at #16 Ohio State (full coverage)

Syracuse comes up big in second half at #16 Ohio State (full coverage)
A strong second half, highlighted by double-digit performances from Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Elijah Hughes, helped lift the Syracuse basketball team to a 72-62 victory over #16 Ohio State. Battle finished the night with 20 points on a 6-of-10 shooting performance. 11 of Brissett’s 14 points came in the second half where he shot 3-of-6 after contributing just one... more
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