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Piecing it Together: How 5-Star Recruit Derrick Jones Fits into the Syracuse Orange

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news Derrick Jones could be the third player to join Syracuse’s already impressive 2015 recruiting class.  The 6’6” small forward has generated a lot of interest around college basketball. Jones has drawn significant interest from schools like Indiana, Kansas, and Kentucky, in addition to Syracuse, but many believe...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tourney News & Notes

According to the Syracuse paper, the Orange is under investigation and has been for some time. It’s probably not what you think, at least not in part: it’s tied to an alleged 2007 case in which then-players Jonny Flynn, Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson were accused of sexual assault and then, subsequently, some level of harassment. Details are always hard to come by in these cases...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Boehiem’s Best D Ever? The Fizz’s 4 Keys to SU’s Defensive Dominance

Matt Slocum/AP Photo The zone has always been the hallmark of Jim Boeheim, and he’s had many great defenses through the years, but none can stack up to this year’s version. The Orange has all the ingredients for the perfect 2-3, and the team is undefeated and #1 largely due to its D. Here are the four biggest reasons why: Size. Start with Fab Melo, a 7-foot shot blocker inside...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

CBB: Melo's Block Party Leads Syracuse Past Seton Hall

After losing Rick Jackson to graduation, many thought Syracuse would struggle to replace his 10.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. While the Orange have missed Jackson on the boards, sophomore Fab Melo has been a more imposing presence than his predecessor on the defensive end. After blocking a Syracuse record 10 shots in a 75-49 victory over Seton Hall where the Pirates managed...
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December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Seton Hall-Syracuse Preview

Syracuse is used to using non-conference play to get off to a fast start. What it isn't used to is losing at home by the margin it fell to Seton Hall at the Carrier Dome last season. The top-ranked Orange will try to halt the Pirates' eight-game win streak and earn a measure of revenge Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams. Syracuse has opened with 13 victories...
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December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

#6 Syracuse Orange: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and...
Via The Sports Bank
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Four noteworthy performances from Tuesday’s exhibition games

1. SYRACUSE'S YOUNG CENTERS SHOW PROMISE What happened: With the departure of Rick Jackson leaving Syracuse without a proven low-post defender or rebounder, the Orange desperately need either sophomore Fab Melo or freshman Baye Moussa Keita to fill that role. It's far too early to say whether either are capable of rising to the challenge, but their performance Tuesday night...
Via The Dagger
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

2011-2012 Starting in a Lofty Position

Syracuse is starting the 2011-2012 season ranked #5.  The Orange have a reputation of often underachievingwhen highly rated, and overachieving when lowly ranked or unranked.   However, starting the year at #5 is a rarityfor the Orange, something accomplished only three times before.  There are some strong similarities betweenthose three seasons, as we will see.In the fall of...
Via Orange Hoops
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Syracuse: loaded and ready to make amends

Coming off a 27-8 campaign and with only one player lost to graduation, the Syracuse Orange are ranked No. 5 in the AP preseason Top 25. It's the highest Syracuse has been ranked before the season since it was No. 3 in 1989-90. That high regard is due to talent and experience. Boeheim gave 10 players good chunks of playing time last season and he has three impressive freshmen...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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