North Carolina Tar Heels

April 3, 2016 - 6:11am
Syracuse beat the odds just to play its second No. 1 seed in as many games, but North Carolina's 11-point halftime lead was insurmountable.

Except for a few minutes in the second half Saturday night, Syracuse was unable to stop the high-powered North Carolina offense that ended the Orange's surprise championship run one game short as they fell 83-66.

Despite coming up one game shy, head coach Jim Boeheim said he was just as proud of this team as the 2003 Championship team.

“I’m more satisfied than I’ve ever been in any year that I’ve coached, with the possible exception the year we won it all,” he said. 

March 27, 2016 - 8:15pm
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim: "I think we came out at halftime. We wanted to try to keep it within 12 or so, and with about 10 minutes try to go with full-court pressure. The full-court press helped."

Syracuse overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat the No. 1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers, 68-62. The victory puts the Orange into its second Final Four in four years, and they also become the first 10-seed in NCAA Tournament history to make it this far.

Virginia was 68-0 heading into Sunday night's second half, as they had never lost under head coach Tony Bennett's tenure when leading by 10 or more at halftime. Syracuse used a well-managed 25-4 run which featured a full-court press to stymie the Cavaliers. It was the first time they've beaten Virginia since joining the ACC.

January 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
Syracuse keeps it close but can’t stop the Tar Heels down the stretch to pull off the upset

It was a back and forth game that included 16 lead changes before North Carolina pulled away in the final minutes. The Orange stayed in the game due to improved rebounding compared to its recent games.

April 12, 2014 - 8:47pm
Kayla Treanor led the women's team past the No. 1 Tar Heels, while Billy Ward scored in double overtime to put the men on top.

Saturday marked a monumental day in Syracuse lacrosse history.

Not only did both the men’s and women’s teams beat the University of North Carolina, but the wins came in front of record-breaking crowds.

November 8, 2013 - 10:57pm
Syracuse could not score on offense and await its NCAA Tournament seeding.

With just over three minutes remaining, it appeared that No. 2 Syracuse (16-3) had tied up what was a 1-0 North Carolina lead. Jordan Page scored on a drive from outside the circle, but North Carolina appealed. Video review, which was used for the first time in ACC tournament history, showed that the ball was not deflected inside the circle, and the call was reversed.

SU never did overcome the one-goal deficit, and fell to No. 3 North Carolina, 1-0, in ACC field hockey semifinal action.