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Syracuse men’s basketball vs. Wake Forest: TNIAAM predictions and poll

Syracuse men’s basketball vs. Wake Forest: TNIAAM predictions and poll

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Will Wake win? We wonder within.... The Syracuse Orange (9-11, 3-6) men’s basketball team is back home and in need of a win when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (17-4, 7-3) on Saturday night at 8:00. The Demon Deacons won the first meeting 77-74 in overtime and are looking to sweep this season series. So before these teams face off we’ll tell you what we think will happen during the game. If you’re betting minded, perhaps you’ll find some appealing odds for the game over at DraftKings (odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs...
Things to watch for when Syracuse basketball hosts Wake Forest

Things to watch for when Syracuse basketball hosts Wake Forest

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Looking to close out January with a win The Syracuse Orange (9-11, 3-6) men’s basketball team hopes to avoid a three-game losing streak when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (17-4, 7-3) on Saturday night. The Orange lost at Wake in overtime and will be looking to get a split of the series. Here’s what we’ll be looking for when these teams meet: Kevin: Keep Alondes Williams outside In the first meeting Williams went for 25 and 12 and he’s leading Wake in scoring, rebounding and assists on the season. Williams is shooting 62.7%...
#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs Wake

#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs Wake

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports With bonus Royal Rumble predictions Welcome back, Fake Nunes fans. Let’s get to the preview of the next Syracuse Orange opponent... Opponent: Wake Forest Demon Deacons Location: Winston-Salem, NC Students: 5,285 students who are a couple of wins away from shaving their heads The 2021-22 Fake Nunes Equation of Tumult (#FNET) College basketball is full of metrics that no one really fully understands so we’ll continue to give you more ridiculousness with this year’s revised FNET metric. Head Coach Casual Bench Attire: Steve Forbes is...
Syracuse women’s basketball fades late in 83-62 loss at Notre Dame

Syracuse women’s basketball fades late in 83-62 loss at Notre Dame

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports The losing streak is up to six games The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team continued its slide with an 83-62 loss to the No. 20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Thursday night in South Bend. Once again, the scoreboard failed to tell the entire story. The Orange trailed 62-56 with 5:42 left before the Irish blitzed them at the end. Syracuse’s fuel tank was empty before it reached its final destination. Three Orange starters played the entire 40 minutes. Amid a six-game losing streak, the Orange continue to show fight and grit but are...
“There’ll be two or three freshmen starting next year” and more about Syracuse basketball from Coach Boeheim

“There’ll be two or three freshmen starting next year” and more about Syracuse basketball from Coach Boeheim

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Insert Squidward future meme here Most people won’t fault the large majority of Syracuse Orange basketball fans that are looking towards the 2022-23 season. Jim Boeheim gave the public a brief glimpse of what that season could look like yesterday. The Orange head coach took questions from fans on his weekly Thursday night show on Cuse Sports Talk, and Boeheim revealed that two or three freshman will be in the starting lineup in all likelihood. "They'll be 2-3 freshman starting next year probably unless something goes haywire and I think all...
Syracuse vs. Wake Forest: TV/streaming, time, odds, history & more

Syracuse vs. Wake Forest: TV/streaming, time, odds, history & more

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via “Hey, do you think Giannis wants Greek food or Tully’s?” Teams: Syracuse Orange (9-11, 3-6) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (17-4, 6-3) Day & Time: Saturday, January 29, 8 pm ET Location: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. Line: Will be updated morning of game from DraftKings (odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details). TV/Streaming: ACC Network, WatchESPN Radio: Cuse.com, TK 99/105, WAER 88.3 Wake Forest Blog: Blogger So Dear Rivalry: 9-2, Syracuse Current Streak: 1, Wake Forest First...
How can a Director of Analytics improve football?

How can a Director of Analytics improve football?

Photo by Bernd Weißbrod/picture alliance via Oh you thought I was serious? You’re obviously new around here. We have talked a lot about the need for Syracuse Orange Football to get smarter on and off the field, with recruiting strategy, on field risk management, general player development, and all of the things that go into turning a bottom level power 5 program into something respectable. It seems that Dino Babers is doing what many head coaches have already done and looking to bring in a numbers expert to help evolve these processes, as Syracuse has a Director of...
Has Syracuse Football adapted enough this off-season?

Has Syracuse Football adapted enough this off-season?

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports There are big changes as we look towards spring football It might have been the most disappointing yet expectation exceeding season in Syracuse Orange football’s history. Despite winning more games than projected the Orange fell short of bowl eligibility in a manner that left fans puzzled about the future. Anyone who spent time here last Fall saw that calls for patience and calls for a new head coach were both fairly common. In the end Syracuse decided to stay the course with Dino Babers but everyone knows the pressure is on to have a...
Can the storied season Syracuse basketball wanted write a better ending?

Can the storied season Syracuse basketball wanted write a better ending?

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports This isn’t how anyone pictured it going but the final chapters still remain Last year at this time we wondered if the Syracuse Orange would be able to play their way into the NCAA Tournament discussion. As January was going to a close Syracuse had a record of 9-5, 3-4 in the ACC, and they looked to be in trouble. The Orange found their footing and clawed into the NCAA Tournament where they rode the hot shooting of Buddy Boeheim into the Sweet Sixteen. IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports It was a feel-good story to watch Jim and...
Jim Boeheim calls out Jesse Edwards after Syracuse’s latest loss

Jim Boeheim calls out Jesse Edwards after Syracuse’s latest loss

Photo by Grant Halverson/ Roller coaster week for feedback on his center Everyone was frustrated and annoyed after the Syracuse Orange lost another game. After the Orange fell to the Pitt Panthers in an uninspired effort Jim Boeheim took most of his team to task in the post-game press conference. Boeheim was very pointed and direct in his criticism of Joe Girard’s play in the game but then the Head Coach went in another direction. "I thought from the beginning when he came to Syracuse, it would take him three years to be able to be a contributor. We need him to do...
Lack of guard depth comes back to bite Syracuse

Lack of guard depth comes back to bite Syracuse

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Syracuse is down to just two scholarship guards with Symir Torrence out. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team came into the season with just three scholarship guards on its roster and the squad suffered a tough blow when junior guard Symir Torrence sprained a knee ligament in the road loss to Duke last Saturday. The injury sidelined Torrence against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Down to just two scholarship guards, Joe Girard and Buddy Boeheim would see an even heavier minutes log against the Panthers. The two guards combined to play 76...
Report: Syracuse football expected to hire Michael Johnson from FAU as WR coach

Report: Syracuse football expected to hire Michael Johnson from FAU as WR coach

Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via And thus the Orange coaching carousel comes to a close The Syracuse Orange revamped its football coaching staff after a 5-7 season in 2021. Four coaches left and three have joined. Now a fourth is reportedly joining to complete Syracuse’s coaching staff reconstruction. Former FAU coach Michael Johnson is expected to join the Orange as its wide receivers coach, per ESPN’s Pete Thamel. Sources: Syracuse is expected to hire Michael Johnson as the school’s next wide receivers coach. He’s the tight ends coach at FAU and...
Courtside celebrities haven’t led to Syracuse men’s basketball victories

Courtside celebrities haven’t led to Syracuse men’s basketball victories

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Another NunesMagician analytics feature When the Syracuse Orange host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons this Saturday it’s setting up to be a fun atmosphere. Otto’s Army is planning a student section “White Out” and friend of the program Adam Weitsman is bringing some NBA champions from the Milwaukee Bucks along to sit courtside. BREAKING: Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and his older brother, Thanasis, will attend Saturday's game between Syracuse and Wake Forest in the Carrier Dome.CNY businessman Adam Weitsman will...
Breaking down Syracuse’s offensive struggles over the past two games

Breaking down Syracuse’s offensive struggles over the past two games

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports After losing back-to-back games to Duke and Pitt, we break down what went wrong and how the Orange could improve with 11 games left in their season After Syracuse’s back-to-back losses to the Duke Blue Devils (1/23) and the Pittsburgh Panthers (1/25), fans have hit the panic button regarding their hopes for an enjoyable Syracuse season. We all knew the defense probably wasn't going to get to an average level before the end of the season, but to see the offense fall off the way it has over these past two games has been jaw-dropping. Over...
Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 64-53 defeat to Pitt

Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 64-53 defeat to Pitt

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Oh boy, where to begin with this... I’m sure everyone will have rational thoughts about this game. The Syracuse Orange lost 64-53 by completely collapsing in the second half of yet another game. The Pittsburgh Panthers demolished the Orange in final 20 minutes at the Petersen Events Center as the Panthers outscored Syracuse by 15 in a loss that could come to define the rest of the season for the Orange. Here’s our takeaways from a disappointing game: Photo by Michael Reaves/ The preseason fear When the final roster...

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