Rothstein Files: Five Observations From SyracuseJim Boeheim has always had terrific size and length for his 2-3 zone, but this specific team should take those attributes to a different level.
The Continuing Metamorphosis Of Fab MeloThe 7-foot center who made Syracuse an imposing team last season and now dons the famed uniform of the Boston Celtics hoping to leave his mark on the NBA.
Celtics Take Syracuse Center Fab Melo With 22nd PickA talented defender and shot blocker, Melo was the second big man chosen by Boston. They also had the 21st pick, which they used to take Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger.
Syracuse Center Fab Melo To Bypass Junior Year, Enter NBA DraftSyracuse center Fab Melo is entering the NBA draft after a breakout season in which he twice got held out because of eligibility issues.
Syracuse Advances Past Kansas State, Into 'Sweet Sixteen'Scoop Jardine's 16 points helped lead the #1 seed Syracuse defeat the Kansas State Wildcats, 75-59. The Orange advance onto Sweet Sixteen.
Syracuse Flirts With Infamy, But Eventually Moves On At NCAA TournamentSyracuse had a lot bigger problems than missing its starting center. The Orange were staring at NCAA tournament history. A No. 1 seed has never lost to a No. 16 seed, and they were trailing North Carolina-Asheville with just over 6 minutes to play.
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim Feels Bad For Ineligible Fab Melo, TeamThere will be a different look to Syracuse's famed 2-3 zone when the Orange take the court Thursday against North Carolina-Asheville in the second round of the East Regional of the NCAA tournament.
Rothstein Files: What Fab Melo's Absence Means; Breakdown Of The NCAA East And Midwest RegionsAll of a sudden, the Orange have a completely different look heading into the NCAA Tournament.
'Cuse's Fab Melo To Miss NCAA Tourney, Will Reportedly Declare For NBA DraftSyracuse sophomore center Fab Melo has been ruled ineligible for the NCAA tournament, and multiple sources say that he will declare for the NBA Draft after the season.
Rothstein Files: The 10 Most Improved Players In College Basketball A year ago, Jeff Withey was a little used reserve that barely played. Now? He might be the biggest key for the Jayhawks.
No. 2 Syracuse Stuns No. 19 Louisville In Final MinutesC.J. Fair scored 13 points and No. 2 Syracuse scored the final six points of the game to beat No. 19 Louisville 52-51 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Cardinals.
Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops The return of Orange center Fab Melo ensures that Madison Square Garden will be a pro-Syracuse crowd, like usual.
Rothstein Files: This And That Around College BasketballIf UConn doesn't start winning, they'll officially overtake UCLA this season as college basketball's biggest disappointment.
Syracuse Big Men Ready For Sycamores As Syracuse prepares for its NCAA tournament opener against Missouri Valley Conference-champion Indiana State on Friday, coach Jim Boeheim is counting on his two freshman centers.