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Jim Boeheim ‘hopeful’ Bourama Sidibe will be able to play vs. North Carolina (PS; $; Waters)

Bourama Sidibe was expected to make his return from a knee injury for Syracuse’s game against Pittsburgh last Wednesday.

Sidibe suffered a torn meniscus in Syracuse’s season-opener against Bryant on Nov. 27. The initial prognosis indicated he would need about four weeks to recover.

Sidibe returned to practice before the Pittsburgh; a video on the SU basketball program’s Twitter feed showed him dunking in a practice, but Sidibe didn’t play against the Panthers.

On Saturday, Sidibe remained sidelined for Syracuse’s 74-69 win over Georgetown.

But after the game, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim sounded cautiously optimistic that Sidibe might be ready in time for the Orange’s game at North Carolina on Tuesday.

“We’re very hopeful Bourama might practice the next two days and be available (on Tuesday),’' Boeheim said. “There’s nothing sure about that, but we’re hoping that will happen.’'

This time, Syracuse withstands late run in win over Georgetown - The Juice Online (the juice; Stechschulte)

Just as Pittsburgh did on Wednesday night, Georgetown employed a late run to get back in the game, but this time, Syracuse was able to right their ship and hold onto a late lead, claiming a 74-69 home win. The Hoyas (3-8) trailed by 16 points early in the second half, but used a pair of runs to get within three points with just over three minutes left. The Orange (7-2) responded to the challenge by scoring six of the next seven points to maintain control.

Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard III, who struggled in their last outing against Pitt, both found their shooting range for SU. The starting backcourt combined for 39 points, including posting 22 of Syracuse’s 31 second half points.

While he did not make much impact in the scoring column, Robert Braswell had a significant contribution on the defensive end. The redshirt sophomore had three steals and a chase down block of an attempted lay-up with the Orange hanging onto a 65-61 lead. The block was converted into a Boeheim triple, nearly doubling the SU margin at that time.

Things did not go well in the early minutes of the game for Syracuse, as Georgetown used an early 9-2 run for a five-point lead just over three minutes into the action. Three-and-a-half minutes later, the Orange ran off ten straight points to take the lead.

Ewing: How Syracuse won the rebounding battle vs. Georgetown (; Gunn)

The Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry is rooted in physical battles and hard-earned victories. The Orange put its stamp on the 2021 matchup in the first half on Saturday night. Quincy Guerrier snagged an offensive rebound off an Alan Griffin missed three-pointer with about 5:30 left in the frame. Guerrier missed the putback, but Marek Dolezaj found an open spot at the rim and got the tip-in to go.

About a minute later, Griffin grabbed up an offensive rebound of his own after a Robert Braswell miss. That play led to an eventual three-pointer for Joe Girard.

Those types of plays on the glass helped push Syracuse (7-2, 1-1 ACC) to a 74-69 victory over the Hoyas (3-8, 1-5 Big East) in the Carrier Dome. The Orange outrebounded GU 38-32, including 12-7 on the offensive glass. The production marked a stark improvement from Wednesday night, when SU allowed 20 offensive rebounds in a 63-60 loss to Pittsburgh.

Georgetown started to make a little push toward the end, but Syracuse hung tough in the paint through the final whistle -- including when Dolezaj caught an elbow from Jamorko Pickett with about a minute left and chipped a tooth.

Syracuse Basketball: 4-star J.J. Starling falls to Roddy Gayle Jr. new team (itlh; Adler)

Syracuse basketball prospect J.J. Starling is playing in Virginia event.

Some recruiting analysts continue to believe that Syracuse basketball is in a solid position with 2022 four-star point guard J.J. Starling, even though there hasn’t proven a lot of public chatter about his recruitment as of late.

That’s probably because Starling, a Central New York product who previously played for Charles W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville, N.Y., is laser-focused on his recently commenced season for national powerhouse the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind.

Rated No. 10 across the country in these top-25 rankings from MaxPreps, Starling and the La Lumiere School are participating in the St. James NIBC Invitational, an event being held in Springfield, Va., and featuring some of the best teams nationwide.

In its first contest as part of the St. James NIBC Invitational, the La Lumiere School faced off with the Wasatch Academy, which is based in Mount Pleasant, Utah.

The Wasatch Academy, No. 11 in the MaxPreps top-25 ratings, has a roster that now includes former Orange 2022 target Roddy Gayle Jr., a four-star shooting guard.

Gayle, who picked Ohio State over the ‘Cuse and several other finalists, revealed via social media last month that he would transfer from Lewiston-Porter High School in Youngstown, N.Y., to the Wasatch Academy.

ACC Roundup - Miami Makes A Mark, Virginia And Syracuse Move To 7-2 (DBR; King)

Three ACC games actually got played Saturday, not counting Duke-Wake Forest: NC State fell to Miami at home, Virginia took out BC on the road and while Syracuse-Georgetown isn’t exactly an ACC game, Syracuse is an ACC member so Bob’s your uncle.

Syracuse won the old Big East rivalry so there’s only one thing to say: ACC! ACC! ACC!

In a weird sort of homage to the old Big East, Marek Dolezaj lost a tooth. After the game, Boeheim joked that in the old days, it might have been intentional.

Syracuse won, 74-69, behind a strong game from the coach’s kid, Buddy, who finished with 21. Quincy Guerrier didn’t shoot well but did grab nine boards, four of them offensive. Joe Girard had 18.

It’s obviously a weird, disjointed season, but Syracuse is still 7-2 even with their own disruptions. And all in all, that’s not bad.

Virginia has had some rocky moments too but with the win over BC, the Cavaliers are also 7-2.

The Cavs have lost to Gonzaga - understandable - and San Francisco - inexplicable. Otherwise, though, even with a subpar defense, Virginia keeps winning.

BC hung with them into the second half before Virginia started to put some distance between themselves and the Eagles.

MBB: Notable Cancellations Nov 2020 - Jan 2021 (RX; HM)

MBB: Notable Cancellations Nov 2020 - Jan 2021

From CBS Sports' "College basketball games affected by COVID-19", here are the ACC-related games from their list of notable postponements or cancellations:
Nov. 25: Virginia vs. Maine (Uncasville, Connecticut)
Nov. 25: Gardner-Webb at Duke -- rescheduled for Dec. 19, then canceled
Nov. 27: Virginia vs. Florida (Uncasville)
Nov. 27: Florida State vs. Gardner-Webb -- rescheduled for Dec. 21
Dec. 4: UNC Greensboro at Louisville
Dec. 5: NC State vs. UConn: (Uncasville)
Dec. 5: Purdue-Fort Wayne at Notre Dame
Dec. 9: Louisville at Wisconsin
Dec. 9: Michigan State at Virginia
Dec. 9: NC State at Michigan
Dec. 12: Charleston Southern at Duke
Dec. 13: William & Mary at Virginia
Dec. 16: NC State at Louisville
Dec. 19: Virginia vs. Villanova (at Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 19: Gardner-Webb at Duke
Dec. 19: South Carolina at Clemson
Dec. 22: Notre Dame at Syracuse
Dec. 30: Syracuse at Wake Forest
Jan. 2: North Carolina at Syracuse (rescheduled for Jan. 12)
Jan. 2: Virginia Tech at Virginia
Jan. 6: Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
Jan. 9: Florida State at Pittsburgh
Jan. 9: Clemson at North Carolina
Jan. 9: Virginia Tech at Louisville
Jan. 12: Clemson at Syracuse
Bottom Line:

That's 25 games affecting 35 ACC teams so far.


Vintage winter photos: See cars stuck in some of CNY’s worst snowstorms (PS; $; Croyle)

Vintage winter photos: See cars stuck in some of CNY’s worst snowstorms -
Young people tend to roll their eyes when their parents or grandparents recount the “old-fashioned winters” of their youth.

But glancing through the photo archives of the Post-Standard our older relatives may have had a point.

A big snowstorm in Syracuse and Central New York could mean a total disruption of normal life, often for days.

This was especially true for folks who had to go to work, to the store or anywhere for that matter.

The photo above of cars stuck in snow in the city above is from a storm which dumped 20.7 inches on Syracuse between Feb. 14 and 15, 1960. More than 18 inches fell on one day, setting a single one-day for a 24-hour snowfall in February.

Old cars stuck in snow

Robert Kelly of 282 Grant Ave., Auburn, has a king-sized shoveling job as he digs two cars near his home, surrounded by the winter beauty captured by Herald Journal photographer Louis Raczkowski in 1960. Syracuse Post-StandardSyracuse Post-Standard

It was said that roads around the county were “passable,” but close to the city motorists faced what the Post-Standard called “a nightmare of snowbanks, creeping traffic, buried parking meters and milling pedestrians who trudged single file through gaps at street corners.”

Drivers were ordered to limit their travel and asked to have their cars removed from city streets so weary city and county road crews, who often worked 16-hour shifts in “aged equipment,” to clear the roads.

Tempers frayed and upset residents telephoned Department of Public Works offices, sometimes with requests.

“Someone will call and announce that ‘all our cars will be on one side of the street, can you come by before midnight?’” Acting Commissioner Raymond Dodge complained. “We try to do as much as we can, but we can’t always run our operations by request.”

On Feb. 17, a “full scale attack” aimed at clearing away mountains of snow from downtown intersections was scheduled to begin.

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