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If all Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams needed to worry about lately was basketball, that would have been plenty.
Could he generate enough offense to help the defense-first Orange get to the Final Four?
Could he take advantage of the NCAA tournament spotlight to improve NBA teams' opinions of him?
There also was this on Carter-Williams' mind, though: His family home in Massachusetts was hit by a fire last weekend.
''When I'm on the court, or when I'm in practice, all my focus is on my teammates and the team,'' the sophomore said. ''Outside of basketball, I think I can just be there for my family as much as I can. But when it comes time for basketball, everything else is kind of irrelevant. I'm just focused on the team.''
Carter-Williams did a terrific job of dealing with one thing at a time, so much so that he was chosen as the top player in the East Regional for helping No. 4 seed Syracuse beat No. 1 seed Indiana,...
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Jim Boeheim and Syracuse topped Marquette to advance to the 2013 Final Four, but what made it even sweeter was winning on Georgetown's home court.
Just before the Big East tourney, The Fizz penned a piece encouraging Orange Nation to ignore the critics. There were a few reasons to believe in Syracuse despite the uninspiring finish to the regular season.
One of those was the prospect of getting the mojo back at Madison Square Garden. Brandon Triche and co. found a new life in NYC, and have carried that into the NCAA’s...
WASHINGTON, March 30 – The Syracuse Orange can thank the tandem of James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams for uplifting their cause into the Final Four on Saturday.
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Syracuse and Jim Boeheim have become synonymous over the years. With another trip to the Final Four ahead, he talks about this year's team and so much more inside.
Join in the conversation with Team Fizz as Syracuse battles Marquette in the Elite 8. Here’s our Cover it Live window.
Read our coverage previewing the matchup against the Eagles, and listen to D.A.’s conversation with Brandon Triche following the win over Indiana.
Hoffman breaks down how Boeheim outclassed Crean with the 2-3 zone, and check out our full podcast breaking down...
On Thursday, the AP broke a story that former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine has filed a defamation lawsuit against ESPN.
The wording here is interesting:
"Fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has filed the initial paperwork in a defamation lawsuit against ESPN for reporting two former ball boys' claims that the longtime coach sexually...
Score: No. 4 Syracuse 55, No. 3 Marquette 39
Star(s): Syracuse: Michael Carter-Williams 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast. James Southerland 16 Pts, 4 Reb.
Story: For the first time since 2003, Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange have advanced to the Final Four.
It was a tough matchup for Syracuse, considering Marquette had seen and beaten the zone earlier this season. But the defense...
THE MODERATOR: We are joined by Syracuse. We have student athletes, James Southerland, Brandon Triche, Michael Carter Williams, C.J. Fair, and Rakeem Christmas along with Coach Jim Boeheim. We will take questions for our student athletes. After an opening statement from Coach Jim Boeheim.
COACH BOEHEIM: We are happy to be here. We realize we have a huge challenge against Marquette,