3 things to know from this week in Syracuse athletics

first_img1. Syracuse men’s basketball extends conference winning streak to 5The Orange continued its rise in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings this week, beating both Florida State on Thursday and Boston College on Sunday.Riding a season-best 62.5 shooting percentage, SU bolted past the Seminoles in an 85-72 home win. Michael Gbinije led the scoring effort with 22 tallies, and Tyler Roberson pitched in a double-double. Senior center Dajuan Coleman helped cushion the lead with a 6-0 run of his own to start the second half. After the game, Jim Boeheim acknowledged that people gave up on his team a long time ago, and felt jolly enough to speak of the weather in his postgame press conference.Against Boston College, freshmen duo Tyler Lydon and Malachi Richardson keyed SU’s eighth conference victory. Lydon led the Orange with 20 points, and shot 2-of-2 from the charity stripe to contribute to a team-wide 88 percent free-throw shooting mark on the day. Syracuse suits up next on Wednesday against Louisville at 7 p.m.MORE: Syracuse community reacts to win over Boston College2. Syracuse lacrosse teams win in season-openersSyracuse men’s lacrosse rolled to an 18-5 win over Siena on Saturday. Senior attack Dylan Donahue assumed a refined role in the offense and notched a game-high nine points. He orchestrated the attack and midfield lines from the X position behind Siena’s net. Warren Hill made his first career start for the Orange, and allowed only two goals in three quarters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHalle Majorana and Kayla Treanor teamed up for nine goals in women’s lacrosse’s 17-6 win over Loyola. The Orange finished with more shots than Loyola had goals, and bested its offensive averages from last year in the season-opening victory.MORE: Check out The Daily Orange’s Lacrosse Guide, “THEIR SHOT”Logan Reidsma | Senior Staff Photographer3. Syracuse women’s basketball cruises to pair of road conference winsIn a 91-57 dismantling of Virginia on Thursday, the Orange was on pace for 114 points by halftime. It’s 57 first-half points was the most for the team at half since 2013. Leading the charge was Briana Butler, who came within one 3-pointer of her career-high with six 3s through two quarters.Three days later against North Carolina State, Alexis Peterson rescued Syracuse with an eight-point run in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter. SU squeaked past the Wolfpack, 55-52, thanks in part to Peterson’s heroics and Brianna Day’s third straight double-double. The win was the Orange’s 20th of the season and 10th in the conference, a number head coach Quentin Hillsman thinks is high enough to garner an NCAA tournament berth.Quick Hits1. The NCAA said it will factor Jim Boeheim’s absence when considering Syracuse’s case for an NCAA tournament bid.2. Syracuse softball got its season off to a rough start in Las Vegas.3. SU ice hockey secured a first-round bye in the College Hockey America tournament. Comments Published on February 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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