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SU Basketball vs. Colgate Saturday on WEBO

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team will look to make it 10 straight wins to begin their season when they host Colgate at 7pm Saturday inside the Carrier Dome.

The game will be broadcast live on WEBO, with pre-game coverage beginning at 6:30pm.

No. 7 Syracuse is riding high after taking down No. 8 Michigan State in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Coach Jim Boeheim is looking for more from his players on the offensive end, including Kris Joseph, who was expected to take over as the go-to scorer after being named the Big East 6th Man of the Year last season.

Senior center Rick Jackson has led Syracuse so far, averaging more than 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.

The Orange beat Colgate 92-58 last year.

Local Sports from Tuesday, Dec. 7

Fresh off their victory at the Newark Valley Invitational, the Owego wrestling team won 10 of 15 matches against Susquehanna Valley Tuesday night to beat the Sabers 51-28.

Also Tuesday, Johnson City won the final four matches to upend Chenango Forks, Vestal beat Elmira, Union-Endicott took down Horseheads and Maine-Endwell fell to Ithaca.

In boys’ basketball…
Vestal won a two-overtime thriller over Ithaca 65-63. Erik Kerns hit the winning shot for the Golden Bears with 1 minute left in the second overtime session.

In other games…Union-Endicott beat Binghamton, Waverly doubled up Candor, Spencer-Van Etten was all over Newark Valley and Tioga fell to Elmira Notre Dame.

In girls’ basketball…
Johnson City could not keep pace with the outside shooting of Southside as they lost 63-39.

In the IAC: Tioga handed Notre Dame a two-point loss and Newark Valley lost to Spencer-Van Etten.

Finally, Owego edged Binghamton 93-92 in a boys’ swimming and diving meet.

SU Basketball Beats Mich. St. 72-58

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team is still perfect after taking down No. 8 Michigan State 72-58 Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

The game, part of the Jimmy V Classic to raise money for cancer research, was heard live on WEBO.

No. 7 Syracuse led most of the way, but the Orange watched as the Spartans clawed back to within two points with 9 minutes remaining. SU responded by going on an 8-1 run and holding Michigan State to only five points over the next six minutes.

Senior Rick Jackson had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Orange while Scoop Jardine led all scorers with 19 points.

Syracuse is 9-0 as they return home for a game against Colgate at 7pm Saturday.

SU Basketball vs. Mich. St. Tonight

The No. 7 Syracuse University men’s basketball team faces its toughest test of the season Tuesday when they take on No. 8 Michigan State at Madison Square Garden.

Tip-off is scheduled for 9pm on WEBO.

Tonight’s game is part of a doubleheader in the Jimmy V Classic. No. 4 Kansas will play No. 14 Memphis at 7pm.

Syracuse is 8-0 to begin the season after a 65-59 win over North Carolina State on Saturday. Senior Rick Jackson is averaging 13 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Orange.

Michigan State is 6-2, with losses to Connecticut and Duke. Seniors Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers are leading the Spartans, combining to average nearly 30 points per game.

Syracuse holds a 9-7 advantage in the all-time series against Michigan State.

SU Football to Play K-State in Pinstripe Bowl

The Syracuse football team has its opponent for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

Kansas State has been announced as the Big 12 representative for the game, which will be played Dec. 30 at Yankee Stadium.

Syracuse beat K-State 26-3 in the 2001 Insight.com Bowl.

SU Basketball Edges NC State Saturday

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team won another close game on Saturday night, beating North Carolina State 65-59 in a game that was heard on WEBO.

The Orange sealed their ninth consecutive win with five free throws in the last two minutes of the game.

Scoop Jardine led SU with 23 points while Rick Jackson chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds.

Tourney Wins for U-E & Vestal Basketball, OFA and VHS Wrestling

The Owego boys’ basketball team finished second in a tournament at Norwich this weekend, falling to the Purple Tornado by 15 points in Saturday’s Championship Game. The two teams will play again this Friday at OFA in a game that will be broadcast live on WEBO.

The Union-Endicott boys won their own tournament, beating Sidney 69-59 in the title game. Maine-Endwell dismantled Windsor in the consolation game.

The Vestal boys won the Saratoga Springs Tip-Off Tournament.

In girls’ basketball…Owego started their season with a loss at Harpursville on Friday. Brittany Rando had 10 points for the Indians.

In wrestling…
Owego won Saturday’s Newark Valley Invitational, finishing 13.5 points ahead of the hosts in the 12-team tournament. Craig Luffman and James Merritt won championships for the Indians while Chad Rose was victorious for Candor.

Vestal had four individual champions as they won the Saber Invitational at Susquehanna Valley.

SU Football Going to New Era Pinstripe Bowl

The Syracuse University football team has accepted an invitation to play in the inaugural bowl game at the new Yankee Stadium.

The Orange will face a representative of the Big 12 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 3:30pm. It will be broadcast live on WEBO.

The Orange earned its first bowl bid since 2004 after a 7-5 regular season. The bowl game will be a homecoming for SU Coach Doug Marrone, a native of the Bronx. This will be the 23rd bowl appearance in program history. The Orange are 12-9-1 all-time in bowl games.

Syracuse was 5-1 at the old Yankee Stadium, including a 3-0 win over Pitt in 1923 in the first-ever college football game at the “House that Ruth Built.”