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
Jim Boeheim calls out ACC following Buddy Boeheim suspension. Coach K also weighs in
“It should have been handled yesterday and it wasn’t,” Jim Boeheim said during a postgame press conference Thursday with his sons, Jimmy and Buddy, sitting to his left. “The league shouldn’t punish this guy. That makes no common sense to me.”news.yahoo.com
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim says there's a plan for retirement
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Wednesday on a sports radio call-in show that there's a plan in place for when he steps down. “There’s a plan," Boeheim told ESPN Radio in Syracuse. Boeheim did not reveal any details of the arrangement because that could have an effect on recruiting.news.yahoo.com
Michigan’s Jace Howard makes his case to his dad for more playing time
No question about it.”And yet, here’s Jace Howard, who has gone from someone who only plays in the final minutes of blowouts to a key rotation piece over the last two games. Playing hard -- you got a scholarship to play hard. You got selected on this team to play hard. So now, let’s play better.”Jace Howard recognizes that as well, though he noted the locker room remains upbeat and tight-knit. “He treats me like one of the players,” Jace said, “because I am one of the players.”Now more than ever.mlive.com
Eric Devendorf goes out in style as $1 million winner with Boeheim’s Army in TBT
While he played a lower-key role, there was no mistaking who the heart and soul of the squad was in his seventh appearance for Syracuse-based Boeheim’s Army. And that shined through each time he took the court with Boeheim’s Army, wearing the Orange jersey once again. “No one is more invested in Boeheim’s Army than Eric Devendorf,” ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg said during the title game. Devendorf, who said this would likely be his final go-round with the team, is the all-time leading scorer in Boeheim’s Army history. He takes home a cool $80,000 in TBT winnings, the equal share of each of the Boeheim’s Army teammates.mlive.com
ACC ends forgettable season with early NCAA Tournament exit
ACC teams finished with a 4-7 NCAA Tournament record, marking the league's lowest win total and winning percentage in this event since 1979. Duke went 13-11, withdrew from the ACC Tournament due to a positive COVID-19 test and ended a string of 29 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. When the NCAA Tournament brackets came out, the ACC teams with the best seeds were Florida State and Virginia at No. “We weren’t quite as good at the top,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said after the first round of the NCAA Tournament. AdThe ACC’s one pleasant NCAA Tournament surprise was Syracuse, which sneaked into the field with a No.
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.
Bubble watch: Boise St loses again; Syracuse, MSU also fall
The Spartans are seeking their 23rd straight NCAA Tournament appearance. In the Mountain West, Colorado State and Utah State succeeded where Boise State failed. Those two teams advanced to the semifinals of that tournament and have a chance to keep padding their resumes at a time when several other bubble teams can't. GAME TO WATCHColorado State faces Utah State in a Mountain West semifinal. On Thursday, Colorado State was one of the last at-large teams projected to make the field at bracketmatrix.com, and Utah State was one of the first teams out.
Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame coach John Thompson
FILE - In this April 2, 1984, file photo, Georgetown head coach John Thompson, left, gives a happy pat to the most valuable player Patrick Ewing, after Georgetown defeated Houston 84-75 in Seattle. He was a great coach but an even better person and his legacy is everlasting. Patrick Ewing, former Georgetown star and current coach. Coach Thompson, saved my life ... continuously motivating and molding me into the man that I am today. former Georgetown star Alonzo Mourning. He was a great coach, but he was also a role model for a lot of coaches white coaches and Black coaches. ___Last night, we lost a towering figure in coach John Thompson, whose shoulders many of us stand on.
No. 11 Virginia's stellar defense beats Syracuse 48-34
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, right, yells at an official during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. 11 Virginia shut down Syracuse 48-34 on Wednesday night. "It's hard," said Elijah Hughes, the only Syracuse player in double figures with 14 points on 4-of-14 shooting. Virginia also outrebounded Syracuse 47-28 as the Orange fell behind early and never managed to stage a comeback. Syracuse: Season-opening homestand continues with four more games, including Cornell, whose leading scorer after one game was coach Boeheim's oldest son Jimmy.
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim in the Toyota Green Room
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim in the Toyota Green Room In this week’s edition of “Sounds of the Toyota Green Room,” Gayle King chats with Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim. Gayle talks with Kara Sundlun about her book “Finding Dad,” and explains the moment she was caught dancing on stage.cbsnews.com
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim on basketball, success and new book "Bleeding Orange"
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim on basketball, success and new book "Bleeding Orange" Jim Boeheim is starting his 39th season as Syracuse University's men's basketball coach. He has won 948 games as head coach, an NCAA championship and two Olympic gold medals, among other awards. Boeheim joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about his new memoir, "Bleeding Orange."cbsnews.com