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Judah Mintz and his Syracuse teammates will host Cornell on Tuesday at the JMA Wireless Dome. Scott Schild | sschild@syracuse.com Scott Schild | sschild@syracuse.com

Syracuse basketball hosts Cornell: 5 Key Things to Know (PS; $; Waters)

The Syracuse Orange and the Cornell Big Red will renew their rivalry on Tuesday night at the JMA Wireless Dome.

Syracuse and Cornell first met on the basketball hardwood on Feb. 16, 1901, in the first year of the Syracuse basketball program. In the second game in Syracuse’s history, the Orange came away with an 18-15 victory over the Big Red. Syracuse has won 42 consecutive games against Cornell. The Big Red’s last win over the Orange came in the 1968-69 season.

Syracuse (5-3) comes into the game on the heels of an 84-62 loss to Virginia on Saturday. Two of Syracuse’s three losses have come against teams that are ranked in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. Virginia is first among Others Receiving Votes this week; or essentially the 26th-ranked team.

Cornell is off to a 7-1 start. The Big Red’s only loss came at George Mason by a 90-83 score.

This is the second of just two home games that Syracuse will play in an 8-game stretch. After Tuesday’s game, Syracuse will go back on the road games at Georgetown (Dec. 9) and against Oregon in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Dec. 17.

After going 1-2 on a trip to the Maui Invitational, Syracuse returned home and got an impressive win over LSU. After suffering a big loss in the ACC opener at Virginia on Saturday, Syracuse rerturns home again in hopes of a bounce-back victory.

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network with former Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim as part of the studio crew during the halftime segment.

Here are 5 Key Things to Know about the matchup:

SU needs a stronger defense

Syracuse is holding its opponents to an average of 71.2 points per game. On the surface, that doesn’t sound so bad. It puts the Orange seventh in the ACC.

But Syracuse has built its defensive numbers on a couple of games; wins over Chaminade and LSU in which it held the opponent to under 60 points.

In its three losses to Tennessee, Gonzaga and Virginia, Syracuse has allowed 77.6 points per game. Virginia’s 84 points in its win over Syracuse on Saturday was the most for any Orange opponent this season. It was also the most Virginia had scored in a game this year.

Syracuse has to prove that it can put 40 minutes of effort on defense against some of the better teams on its schedule.

2s vs. 3s

Cornell shoots a lot of 3-pointers. The Big Red makes a lot of 2-pointers.

That poses a challenge for teams trying to defend the Big Red.

Almost 48% of Cornell’s field goal attempts come from outside the 3-point line. It’s a rate that ranks 12th in the country. But even though Cornell shoots a more than respectable 35.2% as a team from 3-point range, it’s inside the line where the Big Red really excels.

Cornell, as a team, makes 63.7% of its 2-point shots. That ranks second in the nation. In comparison, Syracuse ranks 251st nationally in 2-point percentage at .477.

What Cornell does is force teams to stretch out defensively in order to defend the multitude of 3-point shots that the Big Red takes. Then the Cornell players take advantage of the open areas of the court. The Big Red passes the ball exceptionally well, assisting on 56.7% of their made shots.
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Syracuse men’s basketball seeks to bounce back against Cornell Tuesday (waer.org; Weintraub)

Syracuse men’s basketball (5-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) welcomes Cornell (7-1, 0-1 Ivy League) to the Dome for a Central New York battle on Tuesday. SU aims to rebound after a disastrous visit to Charlottesville on Saturday, where it lost 84-62 to Virginia in its ACC opener.

SU was abysmal against Virginia on both sides of the ball. The Cavaliers put up their season-high in points while the Orange were held 16 points below their season average for scoring. UVA was led by sophomore guard Isaac McKneely, whose six hits from deep were more than Syracuse had as an entire team.

“Once the game’s over with, you have to put it behind you,” said SU head coach Adrian Autry. “You can’t dwell on it, whether you win or lose.”

The ‘Hoos are known for their suffocating defense (which ranks second in the nation in scoring defense), and that was the case once again this past weekend. The Orange made only one out of every four attempts from deep and leading scorer Judah Mintz was held to a season-low five points on 2-8 shooting. Autry praised the Cavaliers’ attention to detail.

“I think they do a really good job of having 10 eyes on the ball. They always know where the ball is at. They know where it’s being driven. They have a very good understanding of where they need to be on the floor," said Autry.

This loss in particular was a continued trend for the Orange. Syracuse has now dropped nine of its last 10 against Virginia and each of the last six. During that stretch, SU hasn’t eclipsed 70 points in a game. But rather than focus on a solution for the Cavaliers, Autry wants his squad to shift their energy towards the future.

“It’s the early part of the season. We still have a lot of games left, so we have to put this game behind us and get prepared for our next opponent," said Autry.
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Big Red Heads To Syracuse Tuesday Looking For Signature Win - Cornell University Athletics (cornellbigred.com)

The Cornell men's basketball team will attempt to continue its memorable start when it visits Central New York rival Syracuse on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. at the JMA Wireless Dome. The contest will be broadcast on the ACC Network.

• The Big Red will be looking for its first win over Syracuse since Dec. 4, 1968 — with 42 consecutive losses in the meantime.
• Cornell will also be playing its first victory over an ACC opponent in more than 60 seasons, a losing skid that has reached 40 games.
• The Big Red enters the contest with four consecutive wins, the most recent a 79-71 victory at Lafayette on Saturday.
• The Big Red is off and running again this season, averaging 85.5 points per game while shooting 51 percent overall and 35 percent from 3-point range and assisting on 18.1 buckets per outing.
• Seven different players are averaging at least 7.3 points per game with three in double figures.
• The team's 7-1 start matches its best after eight games in a season since 1967 (also done in 2021-22).
• Head coach Brian Earl's team is shooting a blistering .661 from inside the arc this season (second nationally in two-point field goal percentage), a number that stands at .804 over its past two games (41-of-51).

GAME INFORMATION
Cornell at Syracuse
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m.
SITE: JMA Wireless Dome – Syracuse, N.Y.
RECORDS: Cornell (7-1, 0-0 Ivy League), Syracuse (5-3, 0-1 ACC)
SERIES RECORD: Syracuse leads 96-31
BROADCAST: ACC Network
STATS: Cuse.com
DIGITAL PROGRAM: CornellBigRed.com

THE SERIES
121 Years • 53 Miles • 127 Meetings
Overall: Syracuse leads 96-31
In Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse leads 66-12
In The Dome: Syracuse leads 28-0
Current Streak: Syracuse, 42 games
Last Meeting: Syracuse won 78-63,12/17/22 in Syracuse, N.Y.
Earl vs. Syracuse: 0-6

SERIES NOTES
The Big Red's last win in the series came on Dec. 4, 1968, a 93-81 victory in Ithaca • Cornell is 1-29 all-time in the Dome and 0-28 against the Orange • the program's only win in the Dome was a 75-54 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) to open the 2005-06 season at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic • the Big Red is 38-145 against current members of the ACC • Cornell's last win over a team in the conference at the time of the game came vs. Wake Forest the 1951-52 season, a 58-51 victory on the road • since then, the Big Red has lost 40 consecutive games to current members of the ACC • Cornell has 31 wins all-time against Syracuse, the last coming in 1968, but all were prior to its time in the conference.
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ACC Power Rankings: Where does SU basketball rank after loss to Virginia? (PS; $; Waters)

The ACC/SEC Challenge plus the opening weekend of ACC games provided a good barometer for the weekly ACC power rankings.

Some teams took full advantage of their opportunities while a few others stubbed their proverbial toes. A couple fell flat on their face.

Syracuse fell somewhere in the middle with a double-digit win over LSU and a double-digit loss at Virginia. The Cavaliers were one of the week’s big winners with a win over then-No. 15 Texas A&M to go along with the win over the Orange.

Here is a look at this week’s ACC Power Rankings:

1. Clemson

Record:
7-0

Last week’s ranking: 5

Last week’s result: Win 85-77 vs. Alabama; Win 79-70 vs. Pittsburgh

This week’s schedule: Wednesday vs. South Carolina; Saturday vs. TCU

Why No. 1? Unlike the College Football Playoff, here at the ACC Power Rankings we reward teams for what they’ve done and not how good we “think’' they are. The Tigers are only unbeaten team remaining in the ACC, but it was the road win at nationally-ranked Alabama that prompted the jump to No. 1.

2. North Carolina

Record
: 7-1

Last week’s ranking: 3

Last week’s results: Win 100-92 vs. Tennessee; Win 78-70 vs. Florida State

This week’s schedule: Tuesday vs. Connecticut

Why No. 2? North Carolina could have been No. 1. The Tar Heels got a nice win over Tennessee last week. But Clemson’s undefeated, while UNC has a loss to Villanova, which has now lost to Penn, Drexel and St. Joe’s.

3. Virginia

Record:
7-1

Last week’s ranking: 4

Last week’s results: Win 59-47 vs. Texas A&M; Win 84-62 vs. Syracuse

This week’s schedule: Tuesday vs. N.C. Central

Why No. 3? The Cavaliers’ defense is beginning to look fierce. Virginia really stymied No. 15 Texas A&M.

4. Duke

Record:
5-3

Last week’s ranking: 1

Last week’s results: Loss 80-75 vs. Arkansas; Loss 72-68 vs. Georgia Tech

This week’s schedule: Saturday vs. Charlotte

Why No. 4? The Blue Devils suffered a pair of losses to unranked teams last week, although both were on the road. We still “think’' Duke is good, but for now, 5-3 is 5-3.

5. Miami

Record:
6-1

Last week’s ranking: 2

Last week’s results: Loss 95-73 vs. Kentucky; Win 62-49 vs. Notre Dame

This week’s schedule: Wednesday vs. Long Island; Sunday vs. Colorado

Why No. 5? The Hurricanes split a pair of games. Miami hasn’t beaten a ranked team yet and that 22-point loss to Kentucky was shocking.

6. Virginia Tech

Record:
6-3

Last week’s ranking: 7

Last week’s results: Loss 74-57 vs. Auburn; Win 75-68 vs. Louisville

This week’s schedule: Sunday vs. Valparaiso

Why No. 6? The Hokies’ three losses have come on neutral courts or on the road, but they are undefeated at home. Virginia Tech’s next three games are at home.

7. Pittsburgh

Record:
5-3

Last week’s ranking: 6

Last week’s results: Loss 71-64 to Missouri; Loss 79-70 vs. Clemson

This week’s schedule: Wednesday at West Virginia; Saturday vs. Canisius

Why No. 7? It was a rough week for the Panthers. They lost twice at home. Pitt lost just three home games all of last season.

8. Syracuse

Record:
5-3

Last week’s ranking: 9

Last week’s results: Win 80-57 vs. LSU; Loss 84-62 vs. Virginia

This week’s schedule: Tuesday vs. Cornell; Saturday at Georgetown

Why No. 8? The Orange moves up a spot despite looking totally out-classed in a loss to Virginia on Saturday. Syracuse did get a big win over LSU, but it went up a notch because other teams had worse weeks.
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ACC men’s basketball rankings: Clemson climbs to the top (TNIAAM; Wall)


If it’s Monday. it’s time to give the people what they want, and that includes you Syracuse Orange fans. Let’s get right to this week’s ACC MBB Power Rankings after an ACC/SEC Challenge Week:

Clemson Tigers (7-0, 1-0)

That was a big win on the road against Alabama...beating Bama was the thing Dabo used to do. Did you think we were going to say something else about the Tigers?

North Carolina Tar Heels (7-1, 1-0)

Dropped 100 on Tennessee which is pretty impressive. Will be interesting to see if UNC can remain consistent through the season. Big OOC opportunity for the Tar Heels when they face UConn in NYC.

Miami Hurricanes (6-1, 1-0)

A forgettable trip to Lexington for the Canes. No one goes into Rupp and wins...well no one other than UNCW anyway.

Virginia Cavaliers (5-1, 0-0)

You might think the most impressive thing they did last week was beat Syracuse, but they also took out the 6-man Texas A&M squad. I mean this isn’t even close to the coaches box.

Buzz Williams had more minutes on the court than any of his players pic.twitter.com/56Cxy0OP1w
— Geo Bellboy (@BellboyGeo) November 30, 2023

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-2, 1-0)

Damon Stoudamire knocks off Duke in his first ACC game. That’s a pretty impressive debut.

Duke Blue Devils (5-3, 0-1)

Jon Scheyer’s probably on the hot seat right?

NC State Wolfpack (5-2, 1-0)

We’re approaching the muddled middle here. It feels like these teams are just going to trade wins and keep themselves all out of the NCAA Tournament in the end.

Pitt Panthers (5-3, 0-1)

Not the best week for Pitt as they dropped two games at home. Those are the ones you look back on in March and say “yeah that would have been nice to have”

Florida State Seminoles (4-3, 0-1)

So much for following up that Colorado win with some momentum.

Virginia Tech Hokies (6-3, 1-0)

We don’t want to say that the Hokies cost the ACC the win in the Challenge, but they did lose the game that let the SEC get the tie.

Syracuse Orange (5-3, 0-1)

Roller coaster week for the Orange who had fans going from Sweet 16 dreams to #FireAutry.
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A graphic produced by the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council shows upgrade suggestions with new sidewalks, bike/pedestrian paths and street crossings at the intersection of Hiawatha Boulevard and Park Street in Syracuse.Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council

Better pedestrian access planned for residents living near CNY Regional Market (PS; Boyer)

For the many new Americans who have settled in Syracuse’s North Side neighborhoods, the Central New York Regional Market offers nearby access to fresh food.

But these same residents face a barrier in getting to the market – a distinct lack of pedestrian amenities to make it safe and easy to walk or bike there.

A $650,000 capital improvement project approved Monday by the Syracuse Common Council is aimed at fixing that problem. City lawmakers authorized the general fund spending for work that’s expected to take place in 2024.

At the heart of the project will be significant upgrades at the intersection of Hiawatha Boulevard and Park Street, where there are no crosswalks or sidewalks. But that’s a main gateway for residents in neighborhoods to the east of the regional market, where Census data show about 10% of people must walk, bike or take a bus to work, double the average for the region.

To tackle the problem, the city worked with the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council to study pedestrian access to the market area and come up with recommendations to improve the situation.

“Our goal is to help people get there safely and efficiently,” said Neil Burke, the city’s transportation planner and director of special products, at a council study session last week.

Work planned under the project OK’d by council will include sidewalk and bike path installations along Hiawatha and Park, along with crosswalk improvements. A new traffic signal has already been installed at the intersection, which makes vehicle traffic flow in a more pedestrian-friendly manner.

“That has been a real problem,” Councilor Pat Hogan said, referring to the ability of pedestrians from area neighborhoods to cross Hiawatha in order to get to the regional market, the regional transportation center, NBT Bank Stadium and other establishments.

Burke agreed, saying the pedestrian infrastructure in that area has “been languishing for quite some time.”

Additional work will likely follow the upgrades planned at Hiawatha and Park, city officials said. In addition, the city public works department is installing new sidewalks on residential streets nearby, with the 1300 block of Carbon Street and the 1600 block of 1st North Street completed earlier this year.

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McMahon wants to spend $30 million to boost development and housing in Onondaga County (PS; Coin)

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon will ask the county Legislature today for $30 million for a variety of community development projects, including sprucing up villages, building new housing and boosting agricultural tourism. McMahon’s plan would also establish a new fund for giving small businesses loans to expand.

McMahon, who was re-elected last month, is taking the first concrete steps to put into motion his comprehensive plan, released in April. That plan called for creating dense housing in clusters -- called town centers -- around the northern part of the county while preserving farming in the south. The plan is meant to help pave the way for growth expected from Micron Technology’s planned semiconductor plant in the town of Clay, scheduled to start construction next year.

“We’re identifying opportunities to create investment, and these investments will lead to economic growth,” McMahon told syracuse.com | The Post-Standard.

Two of the ideas would expand on existing county programs: sprucing up main streets and providing $5,000 to developers for every new housing unit built.

Some of the ideas are new, like creating a low-interest loan fund for small businesses.

The single biggest chunk of the money — $12 million — would go toward encouraging new housing, including affordable apartments. The county’s current housing shortage is expected to get worse if Micron’s factory, as expected, creates tens of thousands of jobs and brings more people into Central New York.

That’s a tiny step toward solving the Central New York housing crisis, which will only get worse if the county sees the 100,000 or so new residents that would flock here as Micron builds out. In August, there were fewer than 600 homes for sale, down from a high of more than 3,000 just seven years ago.

McMahon says his plan is targeted toward specific challenges that could help developers with financing and put more existing homes on the market.

The highest interest rates in decades are making a bad situation worse. McMahon said a key goal of the project is to provide money to housing developers to help offset high interest rates.

“In many ways, this is gap funding for large-scale projects or medium-scale projects that likely wouldn’t happen when you’ve got those interest rates,” McMahon said.

McMahon estimates that 2,500 living units have to be built every year in the county to keep pace with the projected growth.

The county will set aside $5 million of that money to build infrastructure, like roads and sewers, that would open the way for housing developments. There’s an additional $5 million for senior housing, which McMahon says is key to spurring other housing investments. If there’s enough attractive housing for senior citizens, McMahon said, they may be more willing to sell and free up homes for younger people to buy.
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