Syracuse Orange

Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Syracuse Orange and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Monday Night in ACC college basketball action. The Orange is -13 point favorites over the Fighting Irish. The Syracuse Orange remain unbeaten and are the top ranked team in the nation sitting at 21-0 overall. Syracuse is 8-0 in the ACC and 13-0 at home having played the 69th ranked schedule in the nation. C.J. Fair leads the Orange averaging 17.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Trevor Cooney is averaging 13.2 points, Jerami Grant is averaging 13 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Tyler Ennis is averaging 12.4 points and 5.5 assists. Syracuse is averaging 72.3 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Syracuse is playing their second of three consecutive home games with a run that sees them playing five of six at home. The Read More

Syracuse Orange vs. Wisconsin Badgers

The Syracuse Orange and the Wisconsin Badgers battle it out on Thursday with a spot in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament going to the winner.  The Orange are -3.5 point favorites over the Badgers with an over/under point total set at 121.5. The Syracuse Orange won the Big East going away this season but when Fab Melo was declared ineligible for March Madness many jumped off of Jim Boeheim’s teams’ bandwagon. Syracuse struggled a little in their first round game against UNC-Ashville winning by seven but after a competitive first half with Kansas State the Orange dominated the second half and won by 16 to earn this spot. Syracuse is 5-1 in games played on a neutral court, 5-0 against teams ranked in the top 25, and over the course of the season they played the 29th ranked schedule in the nation. Against Kansas State Dion Waiters had Read More

Syracuse Orange vs. Kansas St. Wildcats

The Syracuse Orange and the Kansas State Wildcats face off for a round two NCAA Tournament match up with a trip to the sweet 16 going to the winner.  The Orange are -5.5 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 134.5. The Syracuse Orange looked like one of the clear favorites to win the NCAA Tournament this season but with the suspension of Fab Melo confidence in Jim Boeheim’s ability to win it all is waning. Syracuse did nothing in round one to make the public more confident in their ability to overcome Melo’s suspension as they struggled against UNC-Ashville before getting a seven point win, a number that was padded by some controversy and the usual end of the game fouling. The Orange shot 44.6 percent from the floor and 70.8 percent of the line and while Melo’s presence was clearly missing defensively what Read More

Syracuse Orange vs. South Florida Bulls

The Syracuse Orange and the South Florida Bulls meet in Big East college hoops action on Wednesday at the Carrier Dome.  The Orange is -14.5 point favorites over the Bulls with an over/under point total of 123. The Syracuse Orange have been one of the best teams in the nation all season long and Jim Boeheim’s team appears headed towards a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. SU is 14-1 in the Big East, 17-0 at home this season, and they can clinch no worse than a tie for first place in the conference with one more win. Kris Joseph is averaging 14 points and 4.8 rebounds, Dion Waiters is averaging 12 points, Brandon Triche is averaging 9.4 points, and C.J. Fair is averaging 9.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. As a team Syracuse is averaging 76.8 points, 16.4 assists, and they are shooting 47.6 percent while defensively they are Read More

Louisville Cardinals vs. Syracuse Orange

Two teams with Big East teams with big tournament aspirations for March Madness meet on Big Monday as the Louisville Cardinals host the Syracuse Orange.  The Orange are -2 point favorites over the Cardinals with an over/under point total set at 137. The Louisville Cardinals have won six games in a row and Rick Pitino’s team is climbing the standings in the Big East. UL is 8-4 in the Big East this season, 15-2 at home this year, tied for fifth place in the conference standings, and 0-3 against teams ranked in the top 25. Kyle Kuric is averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, Russ Smith is averaging 12.2 points, Chris Smith is averaging 10.5 points, and Gorgui Dieng is averaging 10.1 points and 9.2 rebounds. As a team Louisville is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent and defensively they are allowing 62.3 points and their opponents Read More

Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown Hoyas

The Syracuse Orange and the Georgetown Hoyas meet in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday as two of the Big East and the nation’s best teams face off.  The Orange are -9.5 point favorites over the Hoyas with an over/under point total set at 130.5. The Syracuse Orange have bounced back from their first and only loss of the year by winning their next three games as Jim Boeheim’s team looks focused and like a contender to win it all this season. Syracuse is 10-1 in the Big East, 15-0 at home this season, and they have a two game lead in the conference standings. Kris Joseph is averaging 13.7 points and 4.9 rebounds, Brandon Triche is averaging 10 points and Scoop Jardine and C.J. Fair are averaging 8.5 points each. As a team Syracuse is averaging 78.1 points, 16.8 assists, and they are shooting 48.2 percent while defensively they are Read More

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Syracuse Orange

The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Syracuse Orange both look to rebound from losses as they meet on Monday in Cincinnati.  The Orange are -5 point favorites over the Bearcats with an over/under point total set at 136. The Cincinnati Bearcats had a three game winning streak heading into West Virginia on Saturday but even though Mick Cronin’s team led most of the way they couldn’t close the deal and took a loss in overtime. Cincinnati is 9-3 at home, 5-2 in the Big East, and 2-0 against teams ranked in the top 25. Sean Kilpatrick is averaging 16 points and 4.7 rebounds, Dion Dixon is averaging 13.8 points, Yancy Gates is averaging 12.2 points and 9.4 rebounds, and Cashmere Wright is averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 assists. As a team Cincinnati is averaging 70.8 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.1 points and their Read More

Syracuse Orange vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

First place meets last place in the Big East as the Syracuse Orange host the Pittsburgh Panthers on Monday.  The Orange are -16 point favorites over the Panthers with an over/under point total set at 137. The Syracuse Orange are unbeaten and the undisputed number one team in the nation and have simply been rolling. Jim Boeheim’s team has made it look easy winning by double digits in all of their conference games with the exception of one going a perfect 13-0 at home and their schedule has included three top 25 teams. Kris Joseph is averaging 13.7 points and 4.7 rebounds, Dion Waiters is averaging 12.9 points, and Brandon Triche is averaging 9.9 points. As a team Syracuse is averaging 80.4 points, 17.3 assists, and they are shooting 48.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.2 points and their opponents shoot 38 percent from the floor. Whether they be Read More

Syracuse Orange vs. South Florida Bulls

Two struggling teams meet in the Carrier dome when the South Florida Bulls tangle with the Syracuse Orange. The Bulls fell to 20-17 in overtime to Rutgers in week ten action while the Orange fell at Connecticut 28-21.  The Bulls are -4 point favorites over the Orange with an over/under point total set at 51. Saturday’s defeat at the hands of Rutgers was as disappointing as this team has suffered in recent memory as the Bulls squandered a 17-3 fourth quarter lead. South Florida’s season could be divided in half where they were looking like a top 20 squad, going 4-0 before dropping four straight. USF totaled 381 yards and were ten of 23 on third down but gave the ball away twice and simply didn’t make critical plays down the stretch. The rushing attack produced over 220 yards with Darrell Scott leading the way with 100 yards on 19 Read More

Connecticut Huskies vs. Syracuse Orange

The Syracuse Orange need a win at the Connecticut Huskies to stay in the Big East race Saturday. Those hopes took a shot in week nine with the Orange dropping a 27-10 decision at Louisville while the Huskies were humbled by Pittsburgh 35-20.  The Huskies are -3 point favorites over the Orange with an over/under point total set at 56.5. There wasn’t a late comeback or overtime victory for Syracuse Saturday as Louisville jumped on the Orange early and stifled them with defense. Syracuse simply couldn’t maintain a consistent attack and couldn’t move the chains with a 3 of 14 effort on third down and 246 yards. The ground game produced less than a 100 yards with Antwon Bailey getting most of the production with 0 yards on 15 carries but the rush did nothing out of the ordinary and really wasn’t a significant part of the offense with Louisville Read More