Video: Syracuse Dethroned By Boston College In Overtime

Boston College has beaten the current kings of college basketball in overtime by a score of 62-59. That’s right, No. 1 Syracuse has been taken down by an unranked opponent. Syracuse had a chance to win the game in regulation, but Rakeem Christmas couldn’t connect on the Orange’s final shot and the teams headed to overtime tied at 50-50. Once in the extra session, SU was eventually...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Still Christmas-Time: Unsung Hero Rakeem Christmas Will Continue to Help Syracuse

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Zimbio The Syracuse Orange are now 25-0 after its most recent thrilling win against the North Carolina State Wolfpack, though Syracuse has had its share of speed bumps along the way, especially at the center position. To start the year, Syracuse had three centers on its roster: Baye Moussa Keita, Rakeem Christmas...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Syracuse beats NC State 56-55

Rakeem Christmas had a key steal to set up C.J. Fair's winning layup with 6.7 seconds left, helping No. 1 Syracuse edge North Carolina State 56-55 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten. Christmas had 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks as Syracuse earned its 10th single-digit win despite shooting 35.2 percent. Jerami Grant had 12 points and 14 rebounds and Fair scored 11...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse wins (again) in final seconds, this time over NC State

To start a college basketball season with 25 straight wins, you have to be both good and lucky. The Syracuse Orange, without question, have been both in 2013-2014. Just three days after Tyler Ennis hit an amazing 40-foot buzzer-beater to knock off Pitt on the road, SU survived yet another ACC foe – this time NC State – in the game’s final seconds. The Wolfpack led 56-55 with...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rakeem Christmas’ game-changing block

In front of a large crowd in the Carrier Dome, with just 15-seconds remaining and being down by a point, it almost seemed as though Duke would pull off the victory after Duke’s Rodney Hoods’ dunk attempt. But, alas, the Orange were saved thanks to forward Rakeem Christmas’ game-changing block……..or was it foul? Officials ruled the play a clean block, which led to Duke...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas Got An Apple TV For Reaching The Final Four, Promptly Did The “Stanky Leg” To Celebrate

Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas tweeted out a Vine of himself dancing to the “Stanky Leg” after getting an Apple TV for reaching the Final Four.  This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my life. someone’s happy he got an Apple TV from the final fourvine.co/v/bxL6KD5abbA — Rakeem Christmas(@R_Xmas25) May 1, 2013
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rakeem Christmas & AEPi

Somehow Bleacher Report managed to report this story before I could, and he’s in my own fraternity (I wouldn’t have been as upset if it was Deadspin). Rakeem Christmas, better known as “Rock” among his brothers, is indeed the tallest and coolest person in our fraternity AEPi (I can already hear Comstock making jokes about our “coolness” and lack of height). To answer...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA Dunk of the Year Candidate: Rakeem Christmas

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 first nominee for the 2012/13 edition is Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas:[youtube]vao-S3csG5w[/youtube]
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Christmas in March: Can Rak Hold His Own Against Physical Wisconsin

Rakeem Christmas has now become an enormous part of the equation for Syracuse, and the freshman stepped up with the spotlight on him Saturday. Rak City has been forced into action after the loss of Fab, and had his best game of his collegiate career, ripping down 11 boards and swatting 3 shots to go along with 8 points. He played a very intelligent game, and didn’t try to do...
Via Orange Fizz
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Yes, Syracuse Has A Player Rakeem Christmas & He Wears #25

BC reader Jason, at LSU-Shreveport, checked in last night. “Saw this during a timeout of the Cincinnati upset over Syracuse… And he is #25.” You see what happens during March Madness? People start watching college basketball. Rakeem Christmas has only started ALL but one game this season for the ‘Cuse. Sidenote: he was born December 1, 1991. In NFL news this morning, the...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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