men's basketball

November 7, 2011 - 2:07pm
A tour the Big East men's basketball conference, home to 11 NCAA Tournament teams and the reigning National Champion.

The Big East sent a record-setting 11 teams to the NCAA Tournament last March, giving more ammunition to supporters of the conference. Though only two of the 11 teams ventured past the round of 32, the conference did take home the National Championship when Connecticut defeated the Butler Bulldogs in the tournament final.

October 16, 2011 - 9:40pm
Syracuse University hosted its annual Midnight Madness event Friday, effectively kicking off the 2011-12 seasons for the men's and women's basketball teams in an event that certainly didn't disappoint.

You can breathe now. The start of the college basketball year finally kicked off Friday night with Midnight Madness. 

Syracuse University hosted the event at the Carrier Dome where both the men and women’s teams displayed their talents along with many past players. The highly anticipated night marked the first time the men's and women's teams took the floor since heartbreaking postseason losses last spring. 

December 20, 2010 - 11:33am
See highlights from the Orange's latest victory, which included 21 points from Kris Joseph.

The Syracuse Orange kept its unbeaten streak alive with a 83-77 win over the Iona Gaels on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.

Junior forward Kris Joseph led SU with 21 points, while freshman Dion Waiters added 12 points.

The Orange (11-0) play host to two more games this week in the Carrier Dome with Morgan State tonight at 7 p.m., and Drexel on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

March 15, 2010 - 6:24pm
No. 1-seed Syracuse falls to West Region, lucks out with easiest path to Indy.

Syracuse was cheated.

That was the consensus when the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket revealed Syracuse had dropped to the fourth one-seed behind ACC regular season and tournament champion Duke.

March 9, 2010 - 8:11pm
The 31st Big East men's basketball tournament will captivate fans for five days and 15 games before the champion is crowned Saturday night.

Syracuse is the top seed and Louisville is the defending champion; and that’s all we know for certain at this point.

March 1, 2010 - 3:47pm
After working for over six decades as a Syracuse Athletics usher, one of SU's most loyal fans reflects on life, cancer and Orange Pride.

Update: On March 3, 2018, Harry Tzivani died at home at the age of 92. Following is a 2010 profile on the Syracuse Orange "superfan."

February 28, 2010 - 10:30pm
Syracuse clinches a share of the Big East regular season title with a 95-77 thrashing of Villanova in front of a NCAA record crowd at the Carrier Dome.

On a day when the unexpected happened, the Syracuse basketball team performed as expected. The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in college basketball, Kansas and Kentucky, lost earlier in the day.  Even the U.S. four-man bobsled team slid into the upset parade, ending a 60-year drought by winning a gold medal  in Vancouver.

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim saw his team fall behind 23-14 to the Villanova Wildcats (23-5, 12-4 Big East), and decide to roll his dice, looking to hit the lucky seven. His seven ‘starters,’ that is.

February 11, 2010 - 12:43am
After giving up a 16-point second half lead, the Orange buckled down to hang onto its lead and end with a victory against arch-rival UConn.

With the No. 2 national ranking on the line and the extra anticipation of its first meeting with Connecticut since last year's historic six overtime game at Madison Square Garden, Syracuse found a way to fend off its Big East rival yet again in Wednesday's 72-67 nail-biter win at the Carrier Dome.

Rick Jackson led Syracuse with 15 points, while Kris Joseph and Wes Johnson had 14 and 13 respectively. Joseph and Johnson combined to make six straight free throws in the final 33 seconds to help seal the win for the Orange.

January 7, 2010 - 4:33pm
The Orange finished off its non-conference schedule on Wednesday night with a crucial midseason battle against the Memphis Tigers


After suffering its first loss of the season, the Orange pulled off a 74-57 win against the Memphis Tigers. Wes Johnson had a game high 19 points and 7 rebounds while Kris Joseph added 15 points and 7 rebounds for the number seven ranked Orange.

December 20, 2009 - 6:04pm
Powered by a 14-4 run to open the second half and strong frontcourt play, the Orange win 85-72.

 It was not vintage Syracuse. The game was not clean. The team was not crisp.