Found November 02, 2011 on The Dagger:
1. SYRACUSE'S YOUNG CENTERS SHOW PROMISE What happened: With the departure of Rick Jackson leaving Syracuse without a proven low-post defender or rebounder, the Orange desperately need either sophomore Fab Melo or freshman Baye Moussa Keita to fill that role. It's far too early to say whether either are capable of rising to the challenge, but their performance Tuesday night against Cal State Los Angeles at least showed promise. Melo put the memory of a disappointing freshman season behind him and showcased the benefits of shedding 18 pounds this summer, posting 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. And Moussa Keita took advantage of his strength and athleticism advantage over the opposing big men by pulling down nine rebounds of his own. Quote to note: "I thought Fab and Baye were real good. They were really active. They showed a lot of advancement from last year. I think it was a good game. I think it'll really help us and our preparation going forward.&quo...

No. 5 Syracuse beats Cal-State-LA 79-49

Fab Melo had 14 points and eight rebounds, Kris Joseph added 11 points, and No. 5 Syracuse beat Division II Cal State-Los Angeles 79-49 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night. Syracuse, which hosts Fordham in its season opener next week, led by as many as 15 points in the first half. It let the Golden Eagles back in the game with some sloppy play, then took charge in the second...

Syracuse Basketball Returns With a Win Over Cal State LA

The Syracuse Orange men's basketball team played its first exhibition of the 2011-12 season, handily dispatching of former Orange legend Stevie Thompson's Cal State-LA team 79-49.  I'm not going to tell you this means anything, because frankly it doesn't.  In fact, I forgot it was happening and only watched the second half.We knew going we wouldn't learn much...

#5 Syracuse : College Basketball Countdown

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting in a week or so. College basketball might be the only game in town, which will give even more attention to the college game. I can’t wait for this upcoming season. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2011-12 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way...

Exhibition winners: No. 5 'Cuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A year ago, Fab Melo was crowned before he even stepped on Jim Boeheim Court.

No. 5 Syracuse Up 29-22 at Halftime

Fab Melo scored the first three field goals for the Orange as No. 5 Syracuse is leading Cal State Los Angeles 29-22 after the first 20 minutes at the Carrier Dome.

No. 5 Syracuse beats Cal-State-LA 79-49

Fab Melo had 14 points and eight rebounds, Kris Joseph added 11 points, and No. 5 Syracuse beat Division II Cal State-Los Angeles 79-49 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night.

SU Target Wayne Morgan Tells The Fizz Doug Marrone is “A Real Coach”

Doug Marrone has made it a priority to keep elite talent inside the state of New York. It hasn’t always worked, as stars like Ishaq Williams, Jarron Jones and Chad Kelly have bolted elsewhere. But his efforts are paying off with Brooklyn standout Wayne Morgan right now. The 5’11” 190 lb safety is the state’s #2 prospect for the class of 2012, and tells The Fizz he loves...

Check In With Coach Marrone Tonight

Before Doug Marrone and the Orange head to Connecticut for a matchup with the Huskies on Saturday (12:00 p.m., ESPNU), the third-year head coach will appear on Syracuse Sidelines tonight, beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Time Warner Cable Sports. Coach Marrone will then head to the Red Robin in Towne Center, Fayetteville for the AmeriCU Doug Marrone Radio Show at 8 p.m.

WR Foster to Miss Game at Connecticut

Syracuse freshman wide receiver Kyle Foster will miss the football game at Connecticut on Saturday, November 5 (12:00 p.m., ESPNU) due to a lower body injury. The Ann Arbor, Mich. native has played in six games this season at receiver and on special teams.

Jovan Miller Signs With Colorado

Former Syracuse University lacrosse star Jovan Miller has signed a contract with the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Colorado Mammoth, the team announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The deal is for two years and is subject to league approval.

Huskies battle Orange in Week 10 odds

Nov 5, 12:00 PM | Grass of Rentschler Field Syracuse Orange vs Connecticut Huskies Odds 5-3TEAM RECORD3-5 Connecticut will look to improve on its 3-5 record this week when they host Syracuse in Week 10 action at Rentschler Field on Saturday. They battle the Orange, currently with a 5-3 mark (3-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the...

2011-2012 Starting in a Lofty Position

Syracuse is starting the 2011-2012 season ranked #5.  The Orange have a reputation of often underachievingwhen highly rated, and overachieving when lowly ranked or unranked.   However, starting the year at #5 is a rarityfor the Orange, something accomplished only three times before.  There are some strong similarities betweenthose three seasons, as we will see.In the fall of...
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