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Syracuse basketball's memorable games at Madison Square Garden (PS; Waters)
The Syracuse University men's basketball team has a long and storied history of playing at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Syracuse played its first game at Madison Square Garden in 1939. Syracuse has a record of 95-77 at the Garden.
In addition to regular-season games, Syracuse has played in the Big East Tournament, the NCAA Tournament and the National Invitation Tournament at the Garden.
In both the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, Syracuse went 6-1 at MSG.
Here is a look at some memorable games in Syracuse's history at Madison Square Garden:
1939: Syracuse's first game ever at the Garden
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1939: Syracuse's first game ever at the Garden
Syracuse played its first game at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 1, 1939.
This was the old Garden, which was located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets. That's about 18 blocks north of the current location.
The game was against Manhattan. Syracuse won 42-31.
A crowd of 12,300 attended the game, including Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of the game.
The 1939 Syracuse team was known as the S-Men. They included (L-R) Wilmeth Sidat-Singh (far left), Robert Stewart, Ed Sonderman, John Schroeder and Johnny Simonaitis.
List of teams with the most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball - Wikipedia (wikpedia.com)
Kyle Guy finding his offensive groove for 'Hoos (dailyprogress.com; Needelman)
Kyle Guy’s eyes widened, an incredulous smile spreading across his face, as he walked to the free-throw line late in the first half Sunday afternoon. He had a chance to complete a three-point play he didn’t think was possible.
With about 4:21 left before halftime, the Virginia guard wheeled around a screen set by forward Mamadi Diakite, attacking the paint dribbling with his left hand. Rising and sneaking the ball between a pair of George Washington defenders, Guy released the ball with his left hand, his momentum carrying him toward the baseline.
He didn’t see the ball fall through the netting. But he did hear John Paul Jones Arena erupt.
“I definitely didn’t think it was even going to hit the rim,” Guy said. “It went in, and everyone went wild, I was like, ‘It really went in?’ The basketball gods were in my favor for that shot.”
AP Top 25 Basketball Poll: 3 ACC teams inside the top 10, led by No. 1 Duke - ACCSports.com (accsports.com; Geisinger)
After an undefeated week, the ACC again leads the nation with seven teams in the AP Top 25 poll, including three top-10 teams: Duke, Virginia and North Carolina. In fact, Duke jumped Kansas and is now the No. 1 team in the nation. This marks the 135th week that Duke has been ranked No. 1 by the AP, which is the most all time.
No. 1 Duke
No. 4 Virginia
No. 7 North Carolina
No. 14 Florida State
No. 15 Syracuse
No. 16 Virginia Tech
No. 19 Clemson
After two quick wins, the Blue Devils received 48 of the 65 first place votes. Virginia, also 2-0, received two first place votes, too.
BREAKING: Duke jumps Kansas for top spot in AP Top 25 men’s hoops after Kentucky blowout, passing UCLA for most all-time No. 1s. See the full poll: The AP Top 25 Poll pic.twitter.com/ySAPcNWV7S
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) November 12, 2018
Troy vs. Pittsburgh Condensed Game | 2018-19 ACC Basketball
Stanford vs North Carolina Basketball Highlights (2018-19) (youtube.com)
Stanford vs North Carolina Basketball Highlights (2018-19)
Yellow Jackets Travel to No. 6 Tennessee (ramblinwrack.com)
Georgia Tech continues its 104th season of basketball Tuesday night when the Yellow Jackets travel for the first time, taking on No. 6 Tennessee at 9 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn.
Tech (13-19, 6-12 ACC in 2017-18) has entered its third season under head coach Josh Pastner, beginning the year on the right foot with an 88-69 victory at home over Lamar on Friday night.
Tennessee (26-9, 13-5 Southeastern Conference in 2017-18), which shared the conference title last year, has beaten Lenoir-Rhyne (86-41) and Louisiana (87-64) at home to begin the Volunteers’ fifth season under head coach Rick Barnes.
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and streamed live through the ESPN app. Radio coverage is provided on the Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network, airing in Atlanta on 680 AM and 93.7 FM the Fan. The Tech broadcast can also be heard on satellite radio (XM ch. 193, internet ch. 955).
The power of lake effect: Upstate NY will be one of snowiest US spots this week (PS; Coin)
Snow is expected to fall from New Mexico to Maine over the next two days, but almost nowhere as heavily as in Upstate New York.
Thanks to lake effect snow from the Great Lakes, Upstate New York and Michigan's Upper Peninsula could see close to a foot of snow in isolated areas through 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Most areas over the 2,300-mile swath of snowfall will get an inch or two.
That long stretch of snow is caused by cold polar air dipping as far south as Texas and bumping into a warmer air mass that's pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.
"What you're looking at here is the boundary zone of warm air moving north from the Gulf and cold air moving south from Canada," said Mark Wysocki, New York state climatologist. "You can see how that boundary stretches from the southern plains to the Great Lakes."
Another system, a coastal storm that is moving along the East Coast today, will interact with that boundary of cold and warm air. As that coastal storm moves off Cape Cod Tuesday night, it will pull cold air across the Great Lakes, generating lake effect snow in Michigan and New York.