Syracuse has won two of its last four matchups with the nation's top-ranked club but is 3-7 overall against the best team in the county.
Here's a breakdown of how each team fares in the NCAA's top 50 statistical categories. (If a team, player or category is not mentioned below, those entities do not rank in the top 50):
Sophomore guard, Michael Carter-Williams is holding down the top spot in assist average for the second straight week with 9.4 assists per game, after dishing out 18 assists last week. He also moved into sole possession of fourth in steals, averaging 3.2 per game.
In the wake of this news, many Syracuse fans divided into two camps: the irrationally negative and the irrationally positive. The former, many of whom had suddenly abandoned their (misguided) Final Four expectations, complained that our already thin rotation couldn’t absorb this loss. The latter, pointed out James’ recent long-distance shooting woes and discussed how this might actually be a blessing in disguise—a way to make sure that Jeremai Grant, Trevor Cooney, Dejuan Coleman, and Rakeem Christmas developed into solid contributors, sooner rather than later.
Jim Boeheim might not seem like a man who has a lot to worry about. Coaching the No. 7 team in the nation, you'd expect that he would be able to sleep easy, but his Syracuse Orange are giving him a few things to be stressed about. As his Syracuse basketball team gets into the heart of its schedule, these are the five things that could keep him up at night.
Sticky situation, this ineligibility stuff. Nothing Syracuse basketball has not faced before.
What works like clockwork this time of year, the Syracuse lacrosse team had a couple more players drafted from the most successful program in the history of college lacrosse in the latest Major League Lacrosse Draft. The Orange had two players selected, with one going high in the first round:
Every Tuesday, from now until the end of the season, we'll check in on the 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge promotion & relegation league table. Can the Eagles stave off relegation for the right to host the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge?
NCAA college basketball news, standings, trade rumors, scores, schedules and more 2012-13 coverage on Sporting News.
This is a blow to Bielema's staff, as McDonald is considered one of the top recruiters in the country, and was named so by Rivals.com.
Jim Boeheim stopped by Katz Korner to discuss Syracuse, James Southerland and more..