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Syracuse's Fab Melo makes major strides so far in sophomore season |
Melo, Syracuse’s sophomore center, had contributed eight points, six rebounds and three blocks to the Orange’s cause on Saturday. A year ago, that kind of production from Melo would have inspired headlines. Just 10 games into this season and those numbers drew yawns. No cameras. No microphones. "That’s good," Melo said of the lack of attention. "It means it’s expected."

Syracuse Orange Basketball - Early Season Awards
The Orange are the number one team in the country through ten games, a little more than a quarter of the season. Let's look at how the team has fared by handing out some awards from the early part of the season.

Syracuse has point guard of the future in Michael Carter-Williams | The Juice Online
"In high school, I was the main scorer on my team," he said. "But we have a lot of scorers on this team, a lot of great players, a lot of great shooters. So I just try and come in there and distribute the ball, just get us easy baskets. I know I can do that. Just play defense and find the open man."

Tomaselli arrested on bail violation charge | Sun Journal
According to his bail conditions, Tomaselli cannot have contact with anyone under 18, except for incidental contact at work, Lewiston police Lt. Adam Higgins said Tuesday evening. Police believe Tomaselli gave a ride Monday to the minor and an adult friend, Higgins said. Police followed up a tip left by a caller and arrested Tomaselli at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday, Higgins said. Police declined to give further details Tuesday evening.

Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Sued–Ironically | ATLANTIC COAST CONFIDENTIAL
If the accusers/Plaintiffs REALLY wanted to help victims, they had every opportunity to do so without pursuing litigation. A combined effort by Lang, Davis, the Boeheims, Syracuse law enforcement, and Syracuse University could have made a real difference in changing the culture.

A high-powered lawyer sues Syracuse University in Bernie Fine sexual abuse scandal |
"She uses whatever weapons she has, and I think her weapon is the media," said Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. "If you’ve got Gloria Allred on the other side, you have two battles to face: one in the courtroom and one outside the courtroom."

Bracketology 101 Exam Week: The Big East - Blogging the Bracket
Of course, the Orange have yet to leave New York State, even though they face plenty of the "they don't play true road games" criticism you could also level at many Division I programs *cough* Duke, Missouri, Washington, and so on *cough*.

What team will dethrone Syracuse as No. 1? | The Juice Online
The Green Wave is currently 11-1, although that should be taken with a grain of salt since it has played the easiest schedule of any team in the country (345th out of 345, according to the KenPom). Nonetheless, Tulane should not be overlooked. It has size, experience, and strength in the facets of the game that give the Orange trouble.

Why Syracuse Basketball is Likely to be Disappointed Again - Forbes
If the Orange enters the tourney as less than a top seed, their odds are even lower. Only 26% of number 2 seeds make it, and only 15% of number 3’s do.

Kingston grad Coffey catching on at Syracuse |
"When she comes in, we play faster,'' Hillsman said. "We play more pick-and-roll basketball to keep the ball in her hands longer. She creates opportunities for her teammates.''

DeMatha Catholic's Jerami Grant and Jamesville-Dewitt's Dajuan Coleman, both Syracuse signees, talk about how excited they are to play together for the Orange, and respond to the Bernie Fine situation (via Five Star Basketball)