Some get paid millions to try and solve the riddle facing the Michigan coaching staff at the Final Four this weekend. How do you score against the Syracuse 2-3 zone defense? Lately, there seems to be no answer.
Focused Michael Carter-Williams is rising above off-court adversity and playing a leading role for the Syracuse Orange.
Nik Stauskas was on-fire as the freshman hit six 3-pointers as Michigan routed Florida. The Wolverines are on to the Final Four and will face Syracuse.
Syracuse held Marquette to just 39 points as the Orange advanced into the Final Four.
Big East enemies Syracuse and Marquette ready for an Elite Eight fight. Only one will be left standing and into the Final Four.
Syracuse limited Indiana to its lowest point total of the season, forced 19 turnovers, compiled 10 blocks and held the normally efficient Hoosiers to 33 percent shooting.
Fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has filed the initial paperwork in a defamation lawsuit against ESPN for reporting sex-abuse claims against him.
The Hoosiers are on to the “Sweet 16” 16 after holding off pesky Temple. They’ll face Syracuse on Thursday.
After being sent cross-country to open the NCAA tournament, Syracuse is in no hurry to go back home.
The number four seed Orange will fac Montana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
They went nose-to-nose one last time, Syracuse and Georgetown in a throwback struggle at the Big East tournament. Of course, 40 minutes wasn’t enough to decide it. And that was only fitting.
Syracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden. Two original Big East titans toe-to-toe on the New York stage. Jim Boeheim. John Thompson III. One … last … time.
James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams kept Syracuse’s run at one more title going, as the 19th-ranked Orange beat No. 17 Pittsburgh, 62-59, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
The Hoyas’ stifling defense held the Orange to 39 points in Syracuse’s Saturday defeat.
The Wildcats defeated Louisville on Tuesday and became the first unranked team to beat two Top 5 teams in the same season since 2011-12.