John Gillon’s winning shot helps Syracuse students in classroom

John Gillon’s impressive buzzer-beating three-pointer to beat Duke on Wednesday not only boosted Syracuse’s chances at making the NCAA Tournament, but it also helped out some students.Connor Grossman, who covers Syracuse basketball for the “Daily Orange” student newspaper, shared that all students in his political science class got three bonus points for their midterm Thursday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Syracuse Defeats No. 10 Duke With Crazy Bank-Shot Buzzer Beater

There was plenty of excitement at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. The Syracuse Orange hosted the No. 10 Duke Blue Devils in a battle of two of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best. As expected when these two teams meet, the game came down to the wire. Tied at 75-75 with five seconds remaining, Syracuse guard John Gillon took an inbound pass, crossed half court and sunk a bank...
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Gillon's 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) John Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke 78-75 on Wednesday night as the Orange kept alive their postseason hopes. With just 7.5 seconds left on the clock after a Duke miss, Gillon drove to the top of the key and banked in a desperation shot to send the huge crowd into a frenzy as they stormed the court...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Syracuse's John Gillon sinks Duke with buzzer-beater

Syracuse may have punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a spectacular home win over Duke on Wednesday night that came on a buzzer-beater by John Gillon.With the game tied at 75, Syracuse got a defensive stop and passed the ball to Gillon with around five seconds left. Gillon took the ball up court, then went up for his shot from about five feet beyond the arc. He banked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Syracuse fan calls Josh Pastner to complain about ‘air-ball’ chant, gets told to shove it

The “air-ball” chant is one of the staples of college basketball arenas around the country. Once a player air-balls a shot, students chant “air-ball” whenever he touches the ball. It’s fun and relatively harmless.But don’t you come at Syracuse with such an abhorrent lack of class.Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner said on his radio show that a Syracuse fan called him after...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Syracuse's absurd path to an NCAA tournament bid

Syracuse entered the 2016-17 season ranked 19th in the preseason AP poll, but it did not take long for the Orange to fall out of the rankings entirely. By Week 5 (December 5th), Syracuse no longer boasted a number next to its name and by Week 7 it wasn't even receiving votes.The reason for this slide out of national relevance? Several inexplicably awful losses. After starting the...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

White, Gillon lead Syracuse past No. 6 FSU 82-72

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Andrew White scored 24 points, John Gillon had 21 points and matched his career high with 11 assists, and Syracuse upset No. 6 Florida State 82-72 Saturday. Syracuse (13-9, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its second straight close game and gained its first victory over a ranked team. A week ago, Florida State (18-4, 6-3 ACC) wrapped up a six-game stretch...
Via Associated Press
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Syracuse lands Colorado State transfer John Gillon

The Syracuse Orange surprised everyone last season when they advanced to the Final Four as a No. 10 seed. They will now be looking to compete in the ACC in the 2016-17 season and should be able to do that after landing Colorado State transfer John Gillon. Gillon spent two seasons with the Rams and decided to transfer for his final season of eligibility this fall. His decision came...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse Lands Commitment From Colorado State Transfer John Gillon

The Syracuse basketball team received some terrific news Sunday afternoon, landing a commitment from Colorado State transfer John Gillon.  The 6-foot, 168-pound guard averaged 13.2 points, 3.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds a game for the Rams last season. He was also considering Oklahoma and Texas A&M, but it was the Orange in the end.  Guess I bleed orange now#cusenation pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma, Syracuse, Texas A&M Named Finalists For Colorado State Basketball Transfer John Gillon

John Gillion, a 13.2 points per game scorer for Colorado State, has elected to play his final college basketball season elsewhere, and he has narrowed his search down to three schools, all of whom made serious noise last season. Two—Oklahoma and Syracuse—made the Final Four, while the third, Texas A&M, won 28 games and reached the Sweet 16 after winning the SEC regular season...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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