ACC basketball

November 18, 2016 - 11:07pm
Graduate transfer knocks down three 3-pointers; SU locks down defensively after halftime in 71-50 victory

After opening 2016-17 with two blowout wins over lesser competition, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team faced its first major test against the Monmouth Hawks. Thanks to a dominant first half from Andrew White III, the Orange (3-0) passed easily.

November 15, 2016 - 10:57pm
Led by White, Lydon, SU knocks down 13 3-pointers in 90-49 victory at the Carrier Dome

Five different players scored at least 10 points for the Syracuse Orange as they cruised to a 90-46 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders on Tuesday at the Carrier Dome. The game was SU’s first in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational.

The Orange (2-0) dominated in nearly every statistical category in its victory, from rebounds and assists, to points off turnovers and second chance points. Once the Orange took a 7-5 lead early in the first half, the game was never in doubt for Syracuse.

November 12, 2016 - 9:20am
Four Orange players reach double figures as Syracuse men's basketball topped the Colgate Raiders, 83-55, in the season opener at the Carrier Dome

The Syracuse men’s basketball season opened with a bang Friday night…literally. Forward Tyler Roberson threw down a powerful dunk on Syracuse’s opening possession and the Orange did not look back, beating Colgate, 83-55, at the Carrier Dome.

November 9, 2016 - 10:01am
Graduate transfer scores 24 points, hits six 3-pointers as SU tops Dolphins, 97-64

Andrew White III had 24 points, Tyus Battle had 17 points, and John Gillon chipped in 14 as the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team relied on newcomers to topple LeMoyne College, 97-64, in its final exhibition game on Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome.

White hit a 3-pointer on Syracuse’s first possession of the game and he didn’t slow down. He finished six of 10 from long range and shot 67 percent from the field. White was also a factor on the defensive end, picking up two steals.  

November 2, 2016 - 10:24am
Freshman among four Orange players who reach double-figure scoring totals in season tune-up against Indiana (Pa).

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team overcame an early deficit to beat Indiana University (PA), 83-65, in its first exhibition of the season on Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome.

Nobody will forget last year’s electrifying Final Four run. But, with guards Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney gone after graduating, fans got a glimpse of who the new leaders for SU will be.

October 31, 2016 - 2:43pm
Led by Tyler Lydon, Andrew White III, Orange opens season ranked No. 19 in preseason AP poll

Despite losing its top three scorers from a team that made a surprising run to the Final Four, the Syracuse Orange could be one of the deepest and most talented squads in the ACC this season.