Brandon Triche

February 4, 2013 - 11:39pm
No. 9 Syracuse defeated No. 25 Notre Dame 63-48 thanks to CJ Fair's 18-point, 10-rebound performance, snapping a two-game losing streak and extending the home-winning streak to 36.

The No. 9 Syracuse University men’s basketball team (19-3, 7-2 Big East) defeated the No. 25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-5, 6-4 Big East) 63-48 at the Carrier Dome on Monday. The win extends Syracuse’s home winning streak to 36 and snaps a two-game losing streak for the Orange, its first since the 2010-2011 season.

“We needed to win, that’s it,” senior guard Brandon Triche said. He added that the team came into the game with a mindset of getting everyone involved and of playing solid defense.

January 26, 2013 - 4:14pm
There were many things that went wrong in No. 3 Syracuse's 75-71 loss to Villanova Saturday morning, but fouls, free throws and missed lay-ups were the biggest flaws in the game.

Keita, Grant foul-outs stretched the Orange front line thin

Syracuse big men Baye Moussa Keita and Jerami Grant both fouled out before the end of regulation play, leaving Orange head coach Jim Boeheim with no choice but to plug sophomore forward Rakeem Christmas in the middle of the zone.

January 21, 2013 - 8:32pm
In the Orange's second game in three days, No. 3 Syracuse came from behind to defeat Big East rival Cincinnati on Monday.

The Syracuse Orange took a bit of their own medicine Monday afternoon in yet another close one that was decided in the last minute of play.

No. 21/20 Cincinnati (16-4, 4-3 Big East) employed a zone defense of their own en route to a tension-filled afternoon that saw the No. 3/4 Orange (18-1, 6-0 Big East) down by two with a minute and a half to play. When the snow cleared, Syracuse scrapped away a 57-55 victory.

“I hate it when teams play zone [against us],” head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win.

January 19, 2013 - 6:56pm
The Orange pulled off a huge 70-68 upset over the Cardinals Saturday night. Here are a few thoughts from the game.
January 2, 2013 - 9:39pm
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim passes Bobby Knight for sole possession of second place with 903 career men's Div. 1 wins as Syracuse wins its Big East opener against Rutgers.

Jim Boeheim keeps making history this season.

With No. 7 Syracuse (13-1, 1-0 Big East) defeating Rutgers (9-3, 0-1 Big East) 78-53 Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome, Boeheim sits only behind current Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski on the all-time Div. 1 wins list. Boeheim, who was tied with Bobby Knight, won game number 903 to take sole possession of second place.

Tuesday's victory also make the first game of Big East play for the Orange, and the continuation of longest, active home-court winning streak at 33 games....

December 15, 2012 - 10:57pm
James Southerland provided strong bench play to help propel the Orange past the Golden Griffins to remain undefeated on the year.

After a first half that saw the Orange trailing with less than a minute left to play, the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team turned it around in the second half, scoring 50 points en route to an 85-61 victory over Canisius.

December 6, 2012 - 11:40pm
Syracuse gets off to a fast start, pulls away from 49ers to extend Dome winning streak.

Syracuse University (9-0) poured on the points from the opening whistle, leading to an 84-53 SU win over Long Beach State (3-5) on Thursday night. Five players scored double figures for the Orange, with C.J. Fair leading the way with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.

December 4, 2012 - 12:14am
No. 4 Syracuse forces 24 turnovers to counter a slow start against the Eagles and remain undefeated on the year.

Syracuse started out a bit flat against Eastern Michigan at the Carrier Dome on Monday, but forced many turnovers throughout the game and cruised to an 84-48 victory. The rout was on after coach Jim Boeheim switched to a full-court press in the first half.

November 11, 2012 - 11:05pm
In the "Battle of the Midway," the Orange basketball team, driven by C.J. Fair and Brandon Triche, stifled the the Aztecs in the first game of the season.

It wasn't asthetically pleasing, but the Orange will gladly take the 62-49 win over San Diego State on Sunday afternoon. After being moved from Friday afternoon due to inclement weather, playing on the USS Midway was an experience that all the players and coaches cherished. Here are three of my thoughts on the outcome of the game:

The outside conditions clearly had an effect on the game...

March 24, 2012 - 11:44pm
Three thoughts from SU vs. Ohio State

The quest to New Orleans for a National Championship is over for the Syracuse Orange after a 77-70 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Early foul trouble forced SU out of its typical rotations and the Buckeyes made them pay by getting to the free throw line. Brandon Triche led the Orange with 15 points but the Syracuse offense was unable to get into a rhythm without contributions from Dion Waiters, who faced foul trouble.