Shorthanded Pistons fall to Pacers in first Summer League defeat
The Detroit Pistons sat out most of their talented young players Tuesday in their Las Vegas Summer League game, so it wasn’t surprising they suffered their first loss – 101-87 to the Indiana Pacers at the Cox Pavilion. Buddy Boeheim, who is signed to a two-way contract, led Detroit (2-1) with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting (including 3-of-5 3-pointers) in 26 minutes. Jalen Duren, the 13th pick in this year’s draft, had 12 points and three rebounds in 23 minutes. Bennedict Mathurin, selected sixth overall this year, one spot after the Pistons picked Jaden Ivey, led Indiana (2-1) with 20 points and added rebounds and three assists. The Pistons play Cleveland on Thursday (5:30 p.m., NBA TV).mlive.com
Former Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim goes scoreless for Pistons in summer league debut
Buddy Boeheim went scoreless in his summer league debut for the Pistons in their 81-78 win against the Trail Blazers on Thursday night in Las Vegas. The former Syracuse standout guard was 0-for-2 from the floor – both 3-point attempts – while playing 8:43 off the bench. The son of longtime Syracuse coach John Boeheim went undrafted last month and signed a two-way contract with the Pistons on Saturday. Buddy Boeheim’s shooting, spacing ability could help him stick with PistonsJaden Ivey, Detroit’s first-round pick last month, led the team with 20 points on Thursday night while Isaiah Stewart and Saben Lee each scored 13. The Pistons’ summer league schedule continues by facing the Wizards on Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN2) in Las Vegas.mlive.com
Buddy Boeheim’s shooting, spacing ability could help him stick with Pistons
Buddy Boeheim’s connections to the Detroit Pistons and his shooting ability made him a natural choice for a two-way contract after the 6-6 guard from Syracuse went undrafted. Those links aside, the Pistons need 3-point shooting, and that is Boeheim’s specialty. “He’s probably one of the best pure shooters that came through the draft workouts,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. Boeheim’s brother, Jimmy, 24, also is on the Pistons’ Summer League squad. Casey described both as “high IQ players.”Buddy Boeheim figures to go back and forth between the Pistons and Cruise as needed.mlive.com
Detroit Pistons sign Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim to two-way contract
Syracuse, N.Y. ― While Buddy Boeheim wasn’t taken during the NBA’s draft on Thursday night, the Syracuse guard will get a chance to make it to The League. The Detroit Pistons signed Boeheim to a two-way deal immediately after the draft had concluded. The Pistons’ G-League affiliate is the Motor City Cruise. Detroit’s interest in Boeheim stems from the organization’s inherent familiarity with the Syracuse program and the Syracuse guard. Troy Weaver, the Pistons’ general manager, was an assistant coach at Syracuse from 2000 to 2004.mlive.com
Boeheim's 'best season' comes to bitter end with son benched
Sitting next to his sons, Jim Boeheim did not hesitate when asked to evaluate the first losing season in his 46 years as head coach at Syracuse. “It’s the best season I’ve ever had,” the 77-year-old said Thursday after his team was eliminated by Duke in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Barring some kind of highly unexpected postseason invitation, Syracuse finished 16-17.news.yahoo.com
Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim suspended for punching Florida State player
Brooklyn, N.Y. ― In a two-sentence statement, the ACC has announced that Buddy Boeheim has been suspended for Syracuse’s ACC tournament quarterfinal game against Duke for punching a Florida State player in the Orange’s 96-57 win on Wednesday. “Boeheim will miss Syracuse’s Thursday ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament game versus Duke.’'Should Syracuse pull off an upset without its leading scorer, Boeheim would be able to return for the semifinals. In the first half of Wednesday’s game, Boeheim and Florida State’s Wyatt Wilkes were following a Joe Girard 3-point shot. After the game, ACC officials met to review the play and determined that Boeheim deserved to be suspended. Following the game, Buddy Boeheim issued a statement through the Syracuse Basketball official Twitter account.mlive.com
Syracuse star Boeheim appears to hit opponent in ACC game
Syracuse star Buddy Boeheim appeared to punch Florida State’s Wyatt Wilkes in the stomach during the first half of the Orange’s second-round game in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Wednesday. Boeheim was not called for a foul after he appeared to swing his right hand into Wilkes’ midsection as he turned to run back to the defensive end, following a made basket by Syracuse. Syracuse led 49-26 at halftime.news.yahoo.com
Buddy ball bounced as Houston stymies Boeheim and Syracuse
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Buddy Boeheim carried Syracuse into the Sweet 16 with a masterful shooting stroke. The NCAA Tournament run for the 11th-seeded Orange ended on Saturday night in a 62-46 loss to No. It was also the fewest points scored by Syracuse in an NCAA Tournament game. “They’re just really physical, really aggressive and we got some looks that we didn’t capitalize on,” Boeheim said. “Jarreau is a really, really good defensive player and they helped, they were there to help him but he’s a really good defender,” coach Jim Boeheim said.
Houston locks in on defense, beats Syracuse 62-46 in NCAAs
Now it's taken coach Kelvin Sampson's team somewhere new: the program's deepest NCAA Tournament run since the days of Olajuwon, Drexler and the famed “Phi Slama Jama." That sent the second-seeded Cougars through to their first regional final in 37 years, earning a matchup with No. Houston (27-3) came in holding opponents to a national-low 37.3% shooting, and then harassed Syracuse (18-10) into just 28% (14 for 50). “It’s the best defense that that we’ve seen this year and they deserved to win,” coach Jim Boeheim said. Syracuse had shot at least 52% each time while making 29 3-pointers — but there would be no repeat of that unexpected 2016 Final Four run thanks to Houston's defense.
Again, Syracuse makes Sweet 16 as double-digit seed
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)For the third time since 2016, Syracuse is headed to the Sweet 16 as a double-digit seed. “It's hard to make the Sweet 16. Here are the six double-digit seeds who made the Sweet 16 from 2016-19:2016 SYRACUSE (No. 11 seed)The Bulldogs beat Seton Hall and Utah by a combined 39 points before falling 63-60 to Syracuse in the Sweet 16. Syracuse lost to Duke 69-65 in the Sweet 16.
Buddy Boeheim gets dad back to Sweet 16 as Syracuse tops WVU
Syracuse defeated Syracuse 75-72. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS – Buddy Boeheim kept shooting, carrying his Hall of Fame father and 11th-seeded Syracuse back into the Sweet 16. The Orange, a top program for four decades under Jim Boeheim, once again showed they're just as dangerous as an NCAA Tournament afterthought. Now they're heading to Jim Boeheim's 20th Sweet 16, thanks to his 6-foot-6, sweet-shooting son. They have advanced to the Sweet 16 each time they’ve been given a double-digit seeding, reaching the Final Four as a 10 in 2016 and the Sweet 16 as an 11 in 2018.
The Latest: Appleby cleared to play for Florida
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___7:45 p.m.Florida guard Tyree Appleby has been cleared to play and was in the starting lineup for No. 1 seed in the second round for a third time, joining the 2000 team against Arizona and the 2017 squad against Villanova. Sister Jean Delores Schmidt gave an inspirational pregame prayer to her Loyola Chicago team before the eighth-seeded Ramblers met top-seeded Illinois in Sunday’s second round. UCLA and Abilene Christian face off Monday, assuring that at least one double-digit seed will reach the Sweet 16. This is the first time four teams seeded 13th or worse made it to the second round.
Sister Jean gets the vaccine and seat at the NCAA Tournament
The best COVID-19 vaccine shots in America just might be the two that went into Sister Jean’s arm. The breakout star and model for the most coveted bobblehead of the 2018 NCAA Tournament is now eight months beyond her 101st birthday and still serving as chaplain for the Loyola Chicago basketball team. 1 seed Illinois, is bound to provide a much stiffer test of Sister Jean’s faith. AdYet her celebratory fist bump at the buzzer was one of the signature moments of the first full day of an NCAA Tournament canceled a year ago due the pandemic. 8 North Carolina hardly qualified as an upset, unless you count Tar Heels coach Roy Williams’ first-ever loss in a tournament opener.
Boeheim pours in 30, No. 11 seed Orange rout Aztecs 78-62
(AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS – The decades-old zone defense of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim claimed another frustrated victim Friday night. 11 seed Orange held sixth-seeded San Diego State without a field goal for nearly a quarter of the game, sweet-shooting Buddy Boeheim hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 30 points, and Syracuse cruised to a 78-62 victory inside Hinkle Fieldhouse and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It gets harder to drive.”“Buddy Buckets” nearly outscored San Diego State by himself. Schakel finally got a 3-pointer to go right out of halftime, giving the few San Diego State fans in the crowd a long-awaited reason to cheer. San Diego State hoped to make a deep run after its loaded 30-2 team last season missed out on a chance to play in the tournament.