A look back at an improbable run to the Final Four for the Syracuse Orange and a look ahead at the potential roster in 2016-17 in the season finale episode of the Upstate Orange Podcast on FingerLakes1.TV.
In a special edition of the Upstate Orange Podcast, streamed live from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Jim Sinicropi and Brad Conner talk about Jim Boeheim’s improbable run to the Final Four in Houston after upsetting #1 seed Virginia on Sunday night.
We talk about the careers of Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney and evaluate the Syracuse Orange squad heading into March and the ACC & NCAA Tournaments.
The Syracuse Orange are back on the NCAA bubble after going 2 and 4 over their recent road trip. This week, we discuss Syracuse’s big win against Duke at Cameron and their Sunday night loss to Virginia. Also, find out how you can help SU legend Dwayne “The Pearl” Washington.
Syracuse fans suffered through a pair of second half collapses this week as the Orange open up ACC play at 0-2. We discuss if there’s hope for this team to turn it around or if this will be among the worst teams in the Boeheim era. Can you name the top 5 worst teams of the Boeheim era? Speaking of Boeheim… how much of the team’s poor play can be attributed to his absence?
On the season premiere of the Upstate Hoops Podcast we discuss the 2015-16 Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team after their opening win over Lehigh. Also, can you name the 23 Syracuse players in the Boeheim era that started in their freshman debut?
In our season finale episode, which has come much earlier than anticipated this year, we talk about Saturday’s loss to Duke, if Kaleb Joseph will ever be the answer at point guard, and we try our hand at some great Orange Trivia courtesy of the Professor, Brad Conner. Then, we name 5 positive things that came out of an otherwise disappointing Syracuse basketball season and predict where the program will be one year from now, on March 1, 2016.
After a disastrous loss to Pitt in front of 30,000 loyal fans in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, can the Syracuse Orange still get to 20 wins? Also, our thoughts on the Syracuse fan base, the Roosevelt “Bowie” fiasco, Kaleb Joseph as next year’s starting point guard and our chances against Duke in Cameron later this week. Also, the top Orange double-double men of all-time, how Rakeem Christmas is stacking up against other ACC big men, and the 5 things we hate most about being in the ACC.
We recap Saturday’s Syracuse-Duke game, talk about our most disappointing Orangemen ever, take a look at the best senior scoring campaigns during Conner’s Corner Trivia and wonder if Michael Gbinije can be the Orange’s go-to-guy next season.
Syracuse gave a great effort against North Carolina on Monday night in Chapel Hill but ran out of steam late. What can you expect when you’re playing four deep? Can Boeheim work another miracle or are we looking at a 14 loss regular season?
With only 8 scholarship players available to Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, does he have any options available to turn to when things aren’t going the Orange’s way? We recap a great win against Wake Forest and an equally poor loss at Clemson. Will the real Syracuse team please stand up? In Conner’s Corner Trivia, a test of your knowledge of Syracuse jersey numbers and we discuss Syracuse’s scholarship problem if Thomas Bryant chooses to take his talents to the hill.
For one half of basketball, the Syracuse Orange looked like they’d finally put it all together, for the second half, it looked like they couldn’t be worse. We recap the narrow victory over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Saturday and look into the crystal ball at what some current Orange player’s senior nights could be like. How will some of these guys be remembered when they’re career on the hill is over? Finally, some great trivia focused on our performance against other ACC schools in our history.
Click here for the Mike Decola interview mentioned in this week’s episode.