Syracuse Basketball 2012-13: Latest Orange news, updates and columns

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NYC recruit Isaiah Whitehead names 10 finalists

Class of 2014 target and Brooklyn, NY native has narrowed his list to nine schools.


Chris McCullough commits to Syracuse

Syracuse men's basketball target Chris McCullough, a five-star power forward and a member of the Class of 2014, has reportedly made a verbal commitment to the Orange.


SU hoops begins season with 'Battle on the Midway'

The Orange's 2012-13 season begins with a military-themed game played on the deck of the U.S.S. Midway.


SU closes out exhibition slate with blowout win

The No. 9-ranked Orange concluded its exhibition season with a blowout victory, 103-60, over Bloomsburg.


SU gets commitment from 3-star guard Ron Patterson

Three-star guard Ron Patterson has made a verbal commitment to Syracuse. The Orange unofficially have four verbal commitments for the Class of 2013.


What was learned in SU's 99-63 win over Pace

The Syracuse men's basketball season began Thursday with an exhibition game against Pace University. Though, he's not a big fan of preseason games SB Nation New York's Jared Smith did learn a few things from the game.


SU opens season with exhibition game against Pace

SU opens its 2012-13 season Thursday with an exhibition game against visiting Pace University (7 p.m. on SNY).


Hoops target Roberson elminates Rutgers, keeps SU

Roselle, NJ native, Tyler Roberson, was being recruited by two SB Nation New York men's basketball programs. Recently, he eliminated one but kept the other in his final list of three.


SU basketball ranked No. 9 in preseason AP Poll

For the third straight season, the Syracuse Orange will begin the men's hoops season ranked in the top 10 in the AP Poll.


Andrew Wiggins to reclassify: SU on the list

The top high school player in all the land is currently a member of the Class of 2014. That's expected to change soon. Let the Nerlens Noel-like recruiting begin!


SB Nation NY exclusive: SU's James Southerland

Syracuse basketball's senior forward speaks to SB Nation New York's Jared Smith at Big East media day about the upcoming season.


SB Nation NY exclusive: SU hoops' Brandon Triche

Syracuse's senior guard talks to SB Nation New York's Jared Smith about his new leadership role and reflects on last season's ups and downs.


2013 target Ron Patterson to visit SU next week

The Syracuse Orange men's basketball program is quickly try to solidify its recruiting class of 2013, and it may do it next week when Ron Patterson will make an official visit to the campus (via the Indianapolis Star).

Patterson, a 6'3, 195-pound, three-star guard according to Rivals, is also being courted by the Boston College Eagles, Providence Friars, Connecticut Huskies, Miami Hurricanes, Xavier Musketeers and SMU Mustangs. The Indianapolis native was once a target of the Indiana Hoosiers, however, he did not qualify academically. Patterson has spent the last year at the prep school Brewster Academy (N.H.)

If Syracuse can land Patterson it would more than likely be done recruiting for the Class of 2013, as five-star point guard Tyler Ennis, three-star small forward B.J. Johnson and three-star center power forward Chinonso Obokoh have all verbally committed to SU.

If the Orange are able to accomplish that they can move onto the Class of '14 where they're already getting a head start on targets like Chris McCullough and Isaiah Whitehead, who're both top 15 prospects.


Hoops target Chris McCullough lists SU as No. 1

The Syracuse Orange men's basketball program has been listed as Chris McCullough's No. 1 school.


B.J. Johnson commits to Syracuse

Forward B.J. Johnson the latest to sign with Orange from the high school Class of 2013.


SU hoops gets verbal commitment from 3-star center

The Syracuse Orange men's basketball program received its second verbal commitment from the Class of 2013 on Monday night. According to's Mike McAllister, three-star center Chinonso Obokoh announced his decision to attend SU over the Texas Longhorns, Villanova Wildcats, Temple Owls and James Madison.

Obokoh (6'9, 205 pounds) was one of about a dozen or more recruits that attended Syracuse's Midnight Madness on Friday. The Rochester, N.Y., native is expected to be one of those developmental projects for head coach Jim Boeheim and his coaching staff, which has made a living on developing big man.

In fact, the coaching staff's ability to develop players was one of the reasons why Obokoh chose Syracuse, he told McAllister.

"The thing I'm hopeful for is to go in there and work hard," Obokoh explained. "I'm looking forward to playing for Jim Boeheim and Mike Hopkins.

"They can definitely make me better. That's the whole point. I believe in their system. They can make me better."

Obokoh is SU's second verbal commitment for the '13 class as he joins five-star point guard Tyler Ennis, who announced his commitment during the summer. After this season, the Orange are losing a pair of seniors -- point guard Brandon Triche and forward James Southerland. Obokoh will join a front court that currently features forward Rakeem Christmas and centers Baye Moussa Keita and DaJuan Coleman.


SU relying on Trevor Cooney to make instant impact

Syracuse men's basketball media day featured reporters wanting to know more about redshirt freshman Trevor Cooney.


SU hoops, Jim Boeheim ready for 2012 season

Syracuse basketball opened its 2012-13 season Friday with media day and Midnight Madness. Full practices begin on Saturday.


Midnight Madness tips off SU hoops season

The Syracuse Orange men's basketball season official begins Friday with Midnight Madness at the Carrier Dome (8 p.m.).


'Battle of the Midway' saved from cancellation

SU's non-conference season-opening tilt against the San Diego St. Aztecs will be played despite reports of a possible cancellation, the two schools confirmed Friday.


Can Triche and Co. make up for offseason losses?

Updates on the offseason news of the Syracuse men's basketball team.


2012-13 Syracuse Basketball Schedule: Orange's Final Big East Conference Slate Released

The 2012-13 Syracuse Orange men's basketball schedule was official released Wednesday, as the Big East Conference announced this year's slate of games. The release of Big East schedule means Syracuse learned who, when and where it will play during its final season in the league.

Last season, Syracuse compiled a program best 17-1 conference record on its way to a 10th league crown. The Orange are expected, again, to be one of the favorites to win the Big East.

Overall, Orange fans will be able to view many games on national television as 16 games will be televised by either CBS, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Below is Syracuse's official schedule with home games listed in bold, road games in regular font.


Nov. 1: vs. Pace University
No. 4: vs. Bloomsburg University

Non-conference (unofficial)

Nov. 9: at San Diego St. Aztecs (Battle of the Midway), 7 p.m. on Fox Sports-S.D.
Nov. 18: vs. Wagner Seahawks, TBD
Nov. 21: vs. Princeton Tigers, TBD
Nov. 25: vs. Colgate Raiders, TBD
Nov. 30: at Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC-Big East Challenge), 8:30 p.m. on ESPN
Dec. 3: vs. Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. on ESPNU
Dec. 6: vs. Long Beach St. 49ers, 8 p.m. on ESPN2
Dec. 8: vs. Monmouth Hawks, TBD
*Dec. 22: vs. Temple Owls (Gotham Classic at MSG), 12 p.m. on ESPN2
Dec. 31: vs. Central Connecticut State, TBD

(*Still to be announced is the three Syracuse home games in the Gotham Classic.)

Big East

Jan. 2: vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights, TBD on Big East Network
Jan. 6: at South Florida Bulls, TBD on BEN
Jan. 9: at Providence Friars, TBD on BEN
Jan. 12: vs. Villanova Wildcats, TBD on BEN
Jan. 19: at Louisville Cardinals, 4 p.m. on ESPN
Jan. 21: vs. Cincinnati Bearcats, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
Jan. 26: at Villanova Wildcats, 11 a.m. on ESPNU
Feb. 2: at Pittsburgh Panthers, 12 p.m. on ESPN
Feb. 4: vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 7 p.m. on ESPN
Feb. 10: vs. St. John's Red Storm, 1 p.m. on ESPN
Feb. 13: at UConn Huskies, 7 p.m. on ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 16: at Seton Hall Pirates, TBD on BEN
Feb. 20: vs. Providence Friars, 7 p.m. on ESPN2
Feb. 23: vs. Georgetown Hoyas, 4 p.m. on CBS
Feb. 25: at Marquette Golden Eagles, 7 p.m. on ESPN
March 2: vs. Louisville Cardinals, 12 p.m. on CBS
March 6: vs. DePaul Blue Demons, TBD on BEN

For more news on this story, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. For more coverage of Syracuse basketball, visit our team page or our blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.


Tyler Ennis Commits To Syracuse

Tyler Ennis, the No. 20 rated recruit according to Rivals, has committed to Syracuse, announcing the news on CIA Bounce TV. Ennis, who played for St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, NJ, chose Syracuse over Illinois, Louisville, Memphis and UCLA.

Ennis, originally from Ontario, Canada, had zeroed in on Syracuse, after visiting the program a few times during the 2011-12 season. Ennis even called Syracuse his dream school when asked to name one by then-assistant coach at St. Benedict's, Billy Diamond.

Ennis was the fourth-highest rated point guard by He joins a Syracuse squad that currently features sophomore Michael Carter-Williams, a former McDonald's All-American, and senior Brandon Triche as its floor general.

Next season, Triche will not longer eligible and depending on Carter-Williams' NBA stock a year from now, Ennis could take over the reins as soon as he gets to SU. 2013 Tyler Ennis Mixtape (via Coast2Coasthoops)

For more on Tyler Ennis and Syracuse basketball recruiting, visit Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.

Syracuse Basketball Schedule 2012: Orange To Visit Georgetown For ESPN's College GameDay

Slowly the Syracuse Orange's men's basketball schedule for the 2012-13 season is taking form, as Wednesday 'Cuse hoops fans learned when the last Big East Conference showdown against long-time rival Georgetown will be -- March 9 at noon ET on ESPN (via @PSBasketball).

The game, which will be played at the Verizon Center, will be a part of ESPN's College GameDay weekly tour.

All-time, Syracuse owns a 48-39 record against its Washington D.C. rivals. For those curious, here's an update on Syracuse's basketball schedule:

Nov. 9: at San Diego St. Aztecs (Battle of the Midway -- on the aircraft carrier USS Midway).
Nov. 30: at Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC-Big East Challenge)
Dec. 6: vs. Long Beach St. 49ers
Dec. 12: vs. Temple Owls (Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 31: vs. Central Connecticut State
March 9: at Georgetown Hoyas (ESPN GameDay)

Big East home-and-aways:

Home: Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Villanova
Away: Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, USF, Villanova

For more news on this story, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. For more coverage of Syracuse basketball, visit our team page or our blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.


Syracuse basketball: The, now and the future

The Syracuse basketball program had its 2011-12 season end Saturday with a loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Elite 8. Now, fans are curious about the future of the program, and SB Nation New York's Jared Smith provides answers.

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