SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse's Tyler Lydon has decided to enter the NBA draft. The star forward made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday night. He says he made the decision after speaking with his family. "It was a privilege to wear the Orange uniform alongside my teammates," Lydon wrote. "I was honored to battle with you all every night.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim heads into an offseason like no other in the past two decades -- without assistant Mike Hopkins. Coming off a down year (19-15, 10-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) and without his top assistant to lend extra stability, Boeheim faces a challenging road ahead. Hopkins, who was in line to succeed his Hall of Fame mentor after next season, was hired Sunday as head coach at Washington. "It'll be difficult," Boeheim said.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jim Boeheim says he fully intended for next year to be his last as Syracuse's basketball coach, and he never thought otherwise until Sunday. That's when longtime assistant Mike Hopkins -- and Syracuse's coach-in-waiting -- left to become head coach at Washington. Boeheim said at a news conference Monday he never tried to change the agreement he made with the university to retire after next season.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has agreed to a new contract that will extend past next season. The extension of the Hall of Fame coach's contract comes after head-coach-in-waiting Mike Hopkins was hired Sunday by Washington. Boeheim had planned to step down following the conclusion of next season. Details of the extension were not released. Boeheim just completed his 41st season as head coach at his alma mater.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Mike Hopkins seemed destined to become a head coach. The surprise is that it's not happening at Syracuse. He was hired Sunday at Washington, which moved swiftly after firing Lorenzo Romar four days earlier. Hopkins agreed to a six-year deal, with financial terms expected to be released in a few days. Hopkins has been tabbed as the eventual replacement for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse since 2007.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Terence Davis made 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead fifth-seeded Mississippi to an 85-80 upset of No. 1 Syracuse in the NIT. Ole Miss advances to a quarterfinal game at home Tuesday against the winner of tomorrow's game between Georgia Tech and Belmont. UNDATED (AP) -- The men's NCAA Tournament enters its second round with eight games.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Terence Davis made 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead fifth-seeded Mississippi to an 85-80 upset of No. 1 Syracuse in the NIT on Saturday. Ole Miss (22-13) advanced to a quarterfinal game at home Tuesday against the winner of Sunday's game between Georgia Tech and Belmont.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Andrew White III made seven of his nine 3-point attempts and scored 34 points in leading Syracuse to a 90-77 victory over UNC Greensboro in a first-round NIT game on Wednesday night, giving coach Jim Boeheim a landmark 903rd win. Boeheim moved a victory ahead of Bob Knight for second place all-time in Division I basketball. Boeheim's total does not include 101 wins vacated as a result of NCAA penalties.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Mother Nature is causing college basketball teams to alter their travel plans. Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with an unexpected wrinkle that's making last-minute travel plans difficult -- a fierce storm bearing down on the Northeast that's expected to dump up to two feet of snow in some places and create blizzard-like conditions.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with an unexpected wrinkle that's making last-minute travel plans difficult -- a fierce storm bearing down on the Northeast that's expected to dump up to two feet of snow in some places and create blizzard-like conditions.
There were tears in Syracuse, head-scratching about Duke and more than a few double takes at Wichita State. At Northwestern, they simply celebrated. On a Selection Sunday that was more about minor quibbles than pure outrage, Northwestern's first trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history stole the headlines -- reminding hardcore fans and casual bracket-fillers alike that March Madness really is that time of year when anything can happen.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Greensboro is getting its shot at Jim Boeheim. Four days after the Hall of Fame coach from Syracuse angered an entire city by saying there was "no value" in the Atlantic Coast Conference holding its postseason tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Orange were matched up Sunday night against UNC Greensboro in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
For pure drama, best wait 'til the shots start flying. For sheer excitement, Selection Sunday belonged to Northwestern. Though it was no surprise when that school's name popped into the NCAA Tournament bracket, it was a reminder that, yes, this is March Madness -- that time of year where anything can happen.
The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:45 p.m. The field is set and for the most part the griping about the bracket was relatively minimal. Duke didn't get a No. 1 seed, though the Blue Devils look dangerous.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jim Boeheim usually says what's on his mind and it doesn't matter if the topic is his team's chances at making the NCAA Tournament's field of 68. Syracuse lost to Miami 62-57 on Wednesday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. It was a win that would have improved the Orange's resume. It was a loss that may mean no NCAA Tournament. "It's up to them.
NEW YORK (AP) -- If it were up to Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, the Atlantic Coast Conference would be in no rush to return its men's basketball tournament to Greensboro, North Carolina. The city that has hosted the ACC tournament more than any other was quick to jab back at the Hall of Fame coach, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski also came to Greensboro's defense.
NBA-CAVALIERS-BOGUT Cavaliers center Bogut done for season with broken leg INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut will miss the remainder of the season, including the playoffs, with a broken leg. Bogut broke his left leg in his debut for Cleveland on Monday night, an injury that occurred after the 7-footer was on the floor for just 58 seconds.
NEW YORK (AP) -- If there was any doubt about their NCAA Tournament fate, the Miami Hurricanes probably put it to rest Wednesday. As for the Syracuse Orange, however, they'll be sweating out Selection Sunday. Kamari Murphy had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his return home to Brooklyn, and Miami held off Syracuse 62-57 in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Andrew White picked the perfect moment to emerge from a late-season swoon -- Senior Day. The graduate transfer, who began his career at Kansas and also played at Nebraska before opting to spend his final college season at Syracuse, scored a career-high 40 points on Saturday to lead the Orange to a 90-61 victory over Georgia Tech.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A year ago, Syracuse lost four of its last five games in the regular season, dropped its only game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, made the NCAA Tournament as a bubble team and went to the Final Four. The setting is similar this season.