CBS Insider takes an early look at 2014-15 ACC Basketball

Jon Rothstein, a CBS Basketball Insider, gave us an early ACC Basketball preview on twitter today.  Check him out @JonRothstein and make sure to give him a follow.  Below are his predictions in an easier to read format... 14-15 ACC Preseason Power Rankings: 1. Duke 2. UNC 3. Louisville 4. UVA 5. FSU 6. Pitt 7. Syracuse 8. Miami 9. NC State 10. ND 11. Virginia Tech...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris McCullough’s Tough Upbringing Crucial to his Success

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via courtred Yesterday Donna Ditona wrote an excellent story detailing the tough upbringing of SU’s incoming freshman phenom Chris McCullough for the Post Standard. McCullough’s mother, Brenda Ryer, sent her son out of state for high school because of the violence in the Bronx. One of McCullough’s best friends...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse: 2015 Guard Franklin Howard Commits To Orange

The four-star guard is part of the 2015 class, joining SG Malachi Richardson and PF Tyler Lydon. On the same day when Syracuse Orange fans found out they were losing a great player, they may have gained a new one. Four-star guard Franklin Howard committed to play for the Orange starting in 2015 during a televised announcement Monday night. It's his birthday, too, so Happy Birthday...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to Step Up: Recruit Kaleb Joseph Likely to Be Syracuse’s Starting Point Guard in 2014-15

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Syracuse.com While the news of Tyler Ennis’ departure has left a salty feeling among Syracuse fans, SU basketball must look forward to next year and who will be running the point. The likely starter will be incoming PG Kaleb Joseph. Joseph committed to the Orange in mid-August. The New Hampshire product will...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Downright Offensive: Syracuse’s Attack Proves Final Four Hopes Shaky

The Orange hit another low last night. The old adage is “defense wins championships,” but when a team is as bad offensively as Syracuse is that phrase does not apply. In last night’s 66-63 ACC tournament quarterfinal loss to NC State the Orange shot a woeful 32.7% from the field. As if that isn’t bad enough, Syracuse went 0-6  during its last offensive possession. After...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Cooney Photobombed His Syracuse Teammates

Syracuse sophomore guard Trevor Cooney may not yet have mastered the art of the 3-pointer, but his photobomb game is another story. Freshman star Tyler Ennis posted an Instagram photo of himself, Rakeem Christmas, Ron Patterson, Jerami Grant, Michael Gbinije and BJ Johnson before the crew went out to dinner. Cooney pulled off the perfect troll face in the background. For the record...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Maybe this Isn’t Last Year

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Getty Yes, the Orange has now lost four out of five games. Yes, losing to BC and GT at home are bad losses. But no, that doesn’t mean the season is over. Losing to Duke in Cameron by six is not bad, especially considering the game was even closer than the final score. Virginia is a bad loss, but really only because...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gbinije discusses facing his old team

Saturday's game against Duke had a little different feel for one member of the Syracuse Orange. Michael Gbinije was facing the squad he transferred from. He discussed that experience with CuseNation.com inside.
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije ready to take on ACC challenge (again)

Send to Kindle Michael Gbinije must be destined to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  The Richmond, VA native was a top 30 recruit in the class of 2011.  He joined the Duke Blue Devils on the same day current New Orleans Pelican Austin Rivers did.  His teammates included Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry.  Three players from that Duke team are now in the NBA.  However, the high...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Gbinije Makes A Huge Block

Credit: Bleacher Report Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije completely devoured  Baylor’s Taurean Prince shot in the Maui Invitational last night. It looked that Prince would have an easy layup before Gbinije came in swatting the ball all the way into the crowd.            
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 9 Syracuse survives scare in slim win over St. Francis Brooklyn

Jerami Grant had tied the score with a putback with just over a minute left and was looking to make another impact play. He did seconds later with a backbreaking steal, fed a streaking Michael Gbinije for the go-ahead layup, and No. 9 Syracuse escaped with a 56-50 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn on Monday night. Syracuse (4-0) trailed for most of the second half as leading scorer...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Francis Brooklyn loses 56-50 to No. 9 Syracuse

Ben Mockford had just drained his third 3-pointer of the game to break a tie against No. 9 Syracuse, and St. Francis Brooklyn was sensing another upset as the hometown Carrier Dome crowd winced. ''It's crazy,'' St. Francis coach Glenn Braica said. ''I thought we had a shot in this one, which you don't expect coming up here.'' The Terriers...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 9 Syracuse beats St. Francis Brooklyn 56-50

Jerami Grant scored 13 points, including a tying follow with 1:43 left, and set up the go-ahead basket by Michael Gbinije in the final minute, as No. 9 Syracuse held off St. Francis Brooklyn 56-50 on Monday night in an opening-round game of the Maui Invitational. Syracuse (4-0), making its first appearance in the tournament since winning it in 1998, plays its next game in Hawaii...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Beats Colgate 69-50

While most Syracuse fans were occupied with the football team’s beating in Tallahassee, the Orange basketball team and Colgate Raiders met on the hardwood for the 166th time in their long history Saturday afternoon. After a slow start, in which Colgate led as late as 18-17 with 8:27 remaining in the first half, the Orange employed their full-court press and attacked the offensive...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 9 Syracuse beats Colgate

C.J. Fair scored 20 points, freshman guard Tyler Ennis hit four 3-pointers for 12 points, and No. 9 Syracuse beat Colgate 69-50 on Saturday. Michael Gbinije had 11 points in 18 minutes and Trevor Cooney scored 10 for the Orange, who outrebounded Colgate 52-34, including a 26-7 advantage on the offensive glass. Syracuse scored 30 points in the paint and forced 21 turnovers. Syracuse...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cooney and company discuss Cornell win

Syracuse's Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije, Rakeem Christmas and C.J. Fair recap Cornell win inside.
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Questions Going into the SU Basketball Season

Photo from The Corner Three Coming off a Final Four run, the Orange enter the season ranked no. 7 in the country—but that doesn’t mean there are unanswered questions. Three of the top four scorers from last season are gone. Five freshmen enter, including Tyler Ennis, who will be the starting point guard. 1.  Where will the scoring come from without Brandon Triche, James Southerland...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils against Syracuse Orange

The best team coming in to the ACC from the Big East is Syracuse; they have been good under Jim Boeheim with 34 twenty-win seasons in his 36 years as coach.  They have won one national championship under Boeheim, and last season made another trip to the Final Four.  They will be just as good in the ACC as they were in the Big East. They lost a key piece to their team a season ago...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The C.J. & Jerami Show: Silent G's Soccer Showdown

Last week we found out the latest incarnation of the greatest of all Syracuse Orange basketball traditions would be the pairing of C.J. Fair and Jerami Grant (with a hint of Michael Gbinije). As promised at the time, our dynamic duo trio took their talents to the soccer pitch in an attempt to play alongside the SU women's soccer squad. Well, technically it was just The Silent...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke: Counting Down to the "Craziness"

Today Duke Sports Blog begins a 17 day Countdown to “Countdown to Craziness” with a daily article dedicated to each member of this year’s squad.  We will be alternating articles between Ro Shiell and Bermuda Bob. Today, we’ll start with comments on the 2013-2014 Duke Basketball Schedule … By Bermuda Bob: First and foremost, I need to point out that I was one of “those”...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Heating Up: Syracuse Hoops Having Big Summer Recruiting & On The Court

East Coast All-Stars It’s been a productive summer already for Orange hoops. Rakeem Christmas and Michael Gbinije are getting an early start on Syracuse’s first season in the ACC by playing on the East Coast All-Stars this past week in Estonia during the Four Nations Cup. Dynamic wing player Derrick Jones will take an unofficial visit to the Hill at the end of August. Highly...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse.com Looks At The ACC

With the move to the ACC, Syracuse.com is looking ahead. Here’s a preview of Clemson and one of BC, as well as an article about former Devil Michael Gbinije, who lists defense as one of his strengths. That might come as a surprise to some in Durham., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/syracusecom-looks-at-the-acc
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Duke Basketball player spotlight - Quinn Cook

After each of Duke’s 7 defeats last year, Quinn Cook and Michael Gbinije seemed to be Duke fans favorite player. Questions of why they weren’t getting more playing time were flying from every corner of Duke fandom. While there are a number of likely answers, the main thing holding Quinn back last season was his health. Cook entered Duke last summer still recovering from an injury...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Amile Jefferson Picks Duke

In what has to be a bit of a surprise and of course an amazingly pleasant one for Duke fans, Amile Jefferson has chosen to become a Blue Devil.  After weeks of hand wringing over the last remaining target, Duke fans were holding out hope, even it wasn't a great deal of hope that the 6-foot-8 forward would choose Duke over the likes of Kentucky, NC State and Villanova. It has...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Be Like Mike: Krzyzewski Allowed Gbinije to Find the Right Landing Spot

cbssports,.com Syracuse’s signing of Michael Gbinije seemed to come out of nowhere. He wasn’t on many radars in CNY before last weekend, averaging less than 6 minutes a game for Duke. When he decided to transfer, there was little buzz about where he might end up. Suddenly, Orange Nation woke up Saturday morning the Per’fessor had a new student. How did this all happen so quietly...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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