The Jacket Game: One Year Later

The last time that the Syracuse Orange ventured into Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils resulted in a great game, which became overshadowed by a controversial call and the now-hilarious reaction from SU coach Jim Boeheim. With the Orange down two, and CJ Fair driving for what appeared to be the […]
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

C.J. Fair To Sign With Pacers

Free agent rookie C.J. Fair of Syracuse has received a training camp invitation from the Indiana Pacers and will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the franchise, league sources told RealGM. After four collegiate seasons, Fair went undrafted in June and played for the Dallas Mavericks in the Las Vegas summer league. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged four points and 2.6 rebounds in five...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Syracuse Basketball’s Record Crowds Continue Into Next Season?

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news   via syracuse.com Syracuse basketball is becoming more popular. The Carrier Dome saw a crowd of 35,446 on Feb. 1 when Syracuse beat Duke. Syracuse led all of college basketball in attendance, according to the NCAA.  Perhaps this may come as no surprise to some because of how talented this team was for the majority...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

From Loyalty to One-and-Done: SU Basketball’s Era of Transition

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via topbet.eu The Syracuse Basketball program is one full of tradition and success.  At the helm sits the second-most-winning coach in Division I history, Jim Boeheim.  He has procured a culture of consistency in Central New York, although the success has certainly varied over his 38 seasons. In the past ten years alone...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting Ennis, Grant and Fair’s NBA Draft Day

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is used to having talent on the floor during Nets’ home games. In less than one month, the nation’s best college talent will be on the same stage at the NBA Draft, waiting to fulfill their childhood dreams. Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant, and C.J. Fair were three of Syracuse’s most consistent...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

No Fair? No Ennis? No Grant? No Problem.

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Syracuse.com Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant, and CJ Fair are gone. That means sophomores are going to have to step up and play big roles. The bench players didn’t get much playing time in the ACC games because of the close outcomes, so it’s tough to know how they will perform on the big stage. For Ennis’ replacement...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

8th Annual “Cuse Awards” Select 2013-2014 Student-Athlete Winners

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Gerry McNamara Earlier in the week, Syracuse held its annual “Cuse Awards,” which gives athletes from various sports a chance to win accolades.  Four awards were given to the basketball team. Firstly, senior C.J. Fair earned the “Male Athlete of the Year” award.  Fair had a very good first half, statistically...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Syracuse’s Jerami Grant To Declare For NBA Draft

Syracuse fans – this is fair warning. The team you see take the floor next November will not resemble the one that started this past season 25-0 and earned a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament. Not even close. Monday morning, it was reported by SI’s Pete Thamel that Orange sophomore foward Jerami Grant will be leaving the school to declare for this year’s NBA Draft. He joins freshman...
Via College Spun
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vines: C.J. Fair And Baye Moussa Keita Play Wheelchair Basketball For Charity

C.J. Fair and Baye Moussa Keita may have just finished their Syracuse basketball careers, but they’re not quite done hooping it up in Upstate New York quite yet. The two Orange seniors traveled to Utica to participate in the Sitrin Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game at Utica College, which benefits the Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports program, or STARS. Fair and...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Why this Syracuse Team Couldn’t Make Another Final Four Run

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news Via Yahoo! It’s hard to imagine what the campus of Syracuse University would be like had the men’s basketball team reached the Final Four again.  It’s no surprise that the recently eliminated team of 2014 is much, much different than the momentum riding team from 2013, but are they statistically similar? In 2012...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Questionable foul call at end of Wisconsin-Arizona

Arizona and Wisconsin played an overtime classic in Anaheim tonight, and unfortunately, a questionable late foul call would up being a deciding factor in the Badgers’ victory. With under five seconds remaining and Wisconsin ahead 64-63, Arizona guard Nick Johnson took the ball to the rim for what would have been a go-ahead shot attempt. Instead, Johnson was whistled for a very...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Shooting Woes are the Nail in the Coffin for the 2013-2014 Syracuse Orange

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news As previously discussed, the 2013-2014 Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team was weakened by its lack of a pure shooter.  CJ Fair had to be on top of his game and spread the ball to give the Orange an opportunity to win, and Trevor Cooney had to hit some shots to keep the Orange in the game and spark its offense...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Fair Posts Emotional Note To Instagram, Thanks Syracuse Fans For The Past 4 Years

As amazing as March Madness can be for college basketball fans, it’s a very bittersweet time for college basketball players. Every player on every team has hopes of achieving a great deal in the NCAA Tournament, and when those goals aren’t met, it’s often hard to swallow. Syracuse forward C.J. Fair, who was vocal about his desire to return to the Final Four this season, is...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse faces Western Michigan in NCAA tournament

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) C.J. Fair was a loser on Senior Day in the Carrier Dome and in the only Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game he'll ever play. Enough already for Syracuse's smooth-shooting swingman.
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cracking the Code: The Math on Just How Important Shooting Is For Syracuse

After starting the season 25-0, Syracuse has dropped five of its last seven games and has cast doubt upon Final Four aspirations that filled Orange Nation for the first three quarters of the season. Just a month ago, Syracuse seemed like the team of destiny: beating Pittsburgh on a prayer and North Carolina State with a furious comeback. But, since then, the Orange has been abysmal...
Via Orange Fizz
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckling Down on Broncos: Syracuse’s Success in Buffalo Starts With Defense

Last year, Syracuse lit it up in the NCAA Tournament thanks to its superb effort on the defensive end. After finding out SU landed a 3-seed in the tourney CJ Fair was asked if the Orange could thrive with its defense again. “Our offense isn’t going to be there every night, and our defense is our advantage. If we play the defense we are capable of playing, I think we can definitely...
Via Orange Fizz
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolfpack survive late threat by Orange

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- When NC State (21-12) finally got some breaks it had been eagerly anticipating all season to knock off No. 11 Syracuse (27-5), it wasn't going to apologize.  Particularly not if that good fortune helps get the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament.  After NC State emerged on the right side of a 66-63 win -- in spite of letting Syracuse attempt six straight shots in...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Many ACC Fans On Twitter Are Not Thrilled About TJ Warren’s Selection As ACC Player Of The Year

While North Carolina State had a fairly mediocre season, and the Wolfpack are likely on the wrong side of the bubble at the moment, forward TJ Warren had a crazy season. The 6-foot-8 Sophomore averaged 24.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game over the course of the season. His point totals in his last five games: 31, 36, 20, 41, 42. It is hard to argue against the fact that Warren was...
Via College Spun
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

All Hands On Deck: Syracuse Needs Stellar Play From Everyone in March

  SU Athletics Syracuse finished off its regular season with a much-needed 74-58 victory over Florida State. After losing four of its last five, Jim Boeheim’s team finally won a game by a comfortable margin in Tallahassee. C.J. Fair took over in the second half to guarantee his team entered the post season on a high note. Sitting at 27-4, the Orange has grinded out a solid resume...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuse closes regular season with rout of FSU

C.J. Fair scored 22 points and No. 7 Syracuse closed the regular season with a 74-58 victory in the program's first trip to Florida State.
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State can't hold off No. 7 Syracuse in second half, fall in home finale

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- C.J. Fair scored 22 points and No. 7 Syracuse closed the regular season with a 74-58 victory in the program's first trip to Florida State. The Orange, who ended a two-game losing streak, had lost 4 of 5 after starting the season 25-0. Jerami Grant, who had been bothered by back problems recently, had 16 points and eight rebounds while Tyler Ennis finished...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What the 2014 All-ACC basketball team should look like

What the 2014 All-ACC basketball team should look likeAt the conclusion of an exciting season of ACC basketball, All-ACC basketball honors are set to be awarded on Monday. Who do you think is deserving of earning the All-ACC basketball accolades? Let me know by commenting on the article. Below are players who I believe to be worthy of selection:  All-ACC basketball first team: TJ...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech stuns No. 7 Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y.  -- Trae Golden scored 16 points, including six clutch free throws in the final seconds, and Georgia Tech stunned struggling No. 7 Syracuse 67-62 on Tuesday night. Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost three of four coming into the game and dropped three more spots in the rankings after starting the season with 25 straight wins and spending three...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Syracuse Giving Away Headbands For CJ Fair’s Final Home Game

Tonight’s game against Georgia Tech is a big one for Syracuse on a number of levels. The Orange are attempting to get off the schneid after losing three of their last four games, and it is the final home game for two seniors and fan favorites—forward CJ Fair and center Baye Moussa Keita. In honor of Fair, Syracuse is giving away headbands to fans at the Carrier Dome. The headband...
Via College Spun
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Orange squeezed: What's wrong with Syracuse?

If you’re a glass half-empty Syracuse fan, a faithful Orange supporter who’s convinced the bottom drops out at some point, this is all making too much sense. A torrid 25-0 start to the season has given way to three losses in the last four games, and the only victory being a nail-biter over a very mediocre Maryland team. Syracuse had a chance to stop the bleeding and prevent Virginia...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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