Found March 15, 2013 on
The final Syracuse-Georgetown clash in Big East Tournament history had to end like this. Drama at the end of regulation. Overtime thriller. Chaotic play, questionable calls, big as the city skyline moments. Syracuse survives to advance 58-55 to an improbable Big East Title Game tomorrow night. Who would’ve predicted that four days ago?
But that’s how it happens… in a New York minute. Fortunes rise, seedings fall, all driven by the frenetic energy inside Madison Square Garden. At the start of the week SU looked like a quick exit from Manhattan, relegated to a 5-seed in the NCAA’s, probably with a terrifying 5/12 matchup and a sorrowful, embarrassing end to the season. Now? The Orange is probably a 4-seed, will get some love from the committee in its bracket, and might even rise to a 3-mark with a win tomorrow night.
The biggest reason SU was able to finally knock off the Hoyas? The offense is making far better decisions than the final five games of the season. Michael Carter-Williams...
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Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim forgot that he was on national tv during the first round of the Big East Tournament on Thursday against Seton Hall. How does Boeheim’s pick rack up agains these guys?
Syracuse hung on in overtime tonight, defeating Georgetown by a score of 58-55 in what is now officially the final Big East game between the two schools. Here is the last play, along with Jim Boeheim and John Thompson shaking hands afterwards.
James Southerland had a second straight great effort from 3-point range and Michael Carter-Williams scored Syracuse's last seven points as the 19th-ranked Orange held off No. 17 Pittsburgh 62-59 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
It was the last meeting between the schools under the Big East banner as they are both leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference...
Brandon Triche has only one more opportunity to make a postseason run, and he knows that. He offers his take on where the Orange are as they move deeper into the Big East Tournament.
Score: No. 19 Syracuse 58 No. 5 Georgetown 55
Stars: Syracuse: Baye Keita 13 Pts, 8 Reb (6 Offensive), 7-for-7 from the foul line.
Story: The Hoyas swept the Orange in the last regular season meeting between two of the biggest rivals in college sports. But the college basketball gods wouldn’t let it end that way. They sent the Orange to the semifinals of the Big East Tournament...
The Syracuse Orange put an exclamation mark on their stories Big East rivalry with Georgetown with an epic overtime win.
Being up by 15 points is never a bad thing. Except maybe for Syracuse. Just ask Jim Boeheim:
“It was probably the worst thing to happen to get up 15. If we hadn’t played well and we were up four or five, they probably wouldn’t have done that, but that’s what they had to do at that point to go after it, and that was exactly what I would have tried to do, and that’s what...
As diehards of this site (Mom? Are you there?) already know, The Hoops Manifesto runs a College Dunk of the Year Tournament every spring. Our next nominee for the 2012/13 edition is Syracuse's C.J. Fair.
When asked to aid the Orange, Cooney provided a much-needed spark early on that helped to ignite an eventual victory for Syracuse. Hear his take inside.
Syracuse coach Scott Shafer has dismissed Markus Pierce-Brewster and Davon Walls for violating team rules.
Both players were charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny in connection with the burglary of a campus apartment in late February.
On Tuesday, Shafer said he would let the legal system play out before making a decision on the two players, but he said that...
There was a pretty great article on the world wide leader this week, which is odd because there I don’t see many of those on their site anymore and because it was an oral history. I can’t lie and say that I hate oral histories because I never read them but the reason I never read them is because the idea of reading an “oral history” feels like somebody took a garden weasel...
Orange Nation finally gets what it was hoping for: a rematch with Georgetown, a “revenge” game as Brandon Triche called it. Syracuse held off Pittsburgh in the waning minutes of Thursday’s quarter-final matchup and defeated the Panthers 62-59 inside Madison Square Garden.
Follow The Fizz on Twitter for live updates throughout the game with Fitz & DA courtside at MSG
On the surface, SU only defeated Seton Hall by 12 points in its first Big East Tourney game and allowed the Pirates to shoot over 50% from the field. But after trailing by double digits in the first half, the Orange played one of its best halves as a team i to rally past SHU and advance to the quarterfinals. Every starter contributed in some way inside the Garden...