2016–17 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Orange were led by 41st-year head coach Jim Boeheim and played their home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. They were fourth-year members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 19–15, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for seventh place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Miami (FL). They were one of the last four teams not selected for the NCAA Tournament and thus received a No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated UNC Greensboro in the first round to advance to the second round where they lost to Ole Miss

2016–17 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
NIT, Second round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2016–17 record19–15 (10–8 ACC)
Head coachJim Boeheim (41st season)
Assistant coachMike Hopkins
Assistant coachAdrian Autry
Assistant coachGerry McNamara
Home arenaCarrier Dome
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Orange finished the 2015–16 season 23–14, 9–9 in ACC play to finish in a tie for ninth place. They lost to Pittsburgh in the second round of the ACC Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed where they defeated Dayton, Middle Tennessee, Gonzaga, and Virginia to reach the Final Four for the sixth time in school history. At the Final Four, the Orange lost to North Carolina.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Michael Gbinije 0 F 6'7" 200 Senior Richmond, VA Graduated
Trevor Cooney 10 G 6'4" 195 Senior Wilmington, DE Graduated
Kaleb Joseph 14 G 6'3" 180 Sophomore Nashua, NH Transferred to Creighton
Malachi Richardson 23 G 6'6" 205 Freshman Trenton, NJ Declared for 2016 NBA draft
Chinonso Obokoh 35 C 6'9" 215 Senior Rochester, NY Graduated
Christian White 55 G 5'10" 185 Senior Rochester, NY Walk-on; graduated

RecruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyus Battle
#9 SF
Edison, NJ St. Joseph High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jul 13, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
Matthew Moyer
#19 PF
Columbus, OH South Kent School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Aug 8, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Taurean Thompson
#20 PF
Jersey City, NJ Brewster Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jul 1, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Syracuse Signees". Rivals.com.
  • "2016 Syracuse Signees". Scout.com.
  • "2016 Syracuse Signees". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
John Gillon 4 G 6'0" 168 RS Senior Houston, TX Transferred from Colorado State. Eligible to play immediately since he graduated from Colorado State.
Andrew White 3 F 6'7" 210 RS Senior Richmond, VA Transferred from Nebraska. Eligible to play immediately since he graduated from Nebraska.

Future recruitsEdit

2017–18 team recruitsEdit

RosterEdit

2016–17 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Franklin Howard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Paul IV Suitland, Maryland
F 2 Matthew Moyer 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr South Kent School Columbus, Ohio
F 3 Andrew White 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) GS Miller School/Nebraska Richmond, Virginia
G 4 John Gillon 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) RS Sr Strake Jesuit Prep/Colorado State Houston, Texas
F 5 Mike Sutton (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Jr Norwich Norwich, New York
G 10 Braedon Bayer (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Trinity-Pawling School/Grinnell College Lagrangeville, New York
G 11 Adrian Autry (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) So Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 12 Taurean Thompson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Brewster Academy Jersey City, New Jersey
C 13 Paschal Chukwu 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 226 lb (103 kg) RS So Fairfield Prep Westport, Connecticut
G 14 Evan Dourdas (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 20 Tyler Lydon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So New Hampton School Elizaville, New York
F 21 Tyler Roberson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Sr Roselle Catholic Union, New Jersey
G 24 Shaun Belbey (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So Christian Brothers Academy Brick, New Jersey
G 25 Tyus Battle 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr St. Joseph Edison, New Jersey
C 32 DaJuan Coleman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 268 lb (122 kg) GS Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
G 33 Jonathan Radnor (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 168 lb (76 kg) So Berkley Huntington Woods, Michigan
F 34 Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Uniondale Uniondale, New York
G 35 Ray Featherston (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Fr Choate Rosemary Hall Wallingford, Connecticut
G 54 Ky Feldman (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Agoura Agoura Hills, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 1, 2016*
7:00 pm
No. 19 IUP W 83–65 
 16  Battle   10  Lydon   9  Gillon  Carrier Dome (6,630)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 8, 2016*
7:00 pm
No. 19 Le Moyne W 97–64 
 24  White   10  Lydon   7  Howard  Carrier Dome (8,252)
Syracuse, NY
Non-conference regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 19 Colgate W 83–55  1–0
 18  Roberson   7  Thompson   9  Howard  Carrier Dome (23,844)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 15, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
No. 18 Holy Cross
Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational
W 90–46  2–0
 17  Lydon   6  3 tied   9  Gillon  Carrier Dome (21,405)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 18, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 18 Monmouth
Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational
W 71–50  3–0
 18  White   8  Coleman   6  Howard  Carrier Dome (22,636)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 22, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 18 South Carolina State
Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational
W 101–59  4–0
 15  White   12  Roberson   11  Howard  Carrier Dome (17,073)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 26, 2016*
2:00 pm, ASN
No. 18 vs. South Carolina
Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational
L 50–64  4–1
 18  Lydon   6  Roberson   3  Tied  Barclays Center (8,733)
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 29, 2016*
7:30 pm, ESPN
No. 22 at No. 17 Wisconsin
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 60–77  4–2
 14  White   5  Tied   4  Gillon  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Dec 3, 2016*
4:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 22 North Florida W 77–71  5–2
 26  White   9  Lydon   13  Howard  Carrier Dome (22,372)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 5, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Connecticut
Tire Pros Classic/Rivalry
L 50–52  5–3
 14  White   15  Coleman   4  Howard  Madison Square Garden (15,347)
New York City, NY
Dec 10, 2016*
12:00 pm, RSN
Boston University W 99–77  6–3
 23  Gillon   7  Thompson   11  Howard  Carrier Dome (22,878)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 17, 2016*
12:00 noon, ESPN
Georgetown L 71–78  6–4
 29  Lydon   9  Lydon   4  Howard  Carrier Dome (25,131)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 19, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Eastern Michigan W 105–57  7–4
 18  Battle   8  Roberson   11  Howard  Carrier Dome (16,778)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 21, 2016*
7:00 pm, RSN
St. John's L 60–93  7–5
 16  Lydon   10  Tied   4  Gillon  Carrier Dome (18,363)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 27, 2016*
7:00 pm, RSN
Cornell W 80–56  8–5
 20  Lydon   10  Lydon   7  Gillon  Carrier Dome (20,057)
Syracuse, NY
ACC regular season
Jan 1, 2017
12:30 pm, ESPNU
at Boston College L 81–96  8–6
(0–1)
 22  White   12  Lydon   4  Battle  Conte Forum (7,226)
Chestnut Hills, MA
Jan 4, 2017
7:00 pm, RSN
Miami (FL) W 70–55  9–6
(1–1)
 22  White   10  White   11  Gillon  Carrier Dome (17,393)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 7, 2017
12:00 pm, ACCN
Pittsburgh W 77–66  10–6
(2–1)
 21  White   10  Roberson   11  Gillon  Carrier Dome (20,034)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 10, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Virginia Tech L 73–83  10–7
(2–2)
 18  Thompson   10  Roberson   4  Howard  Cassell Coliseum (6,047)
Blacksburg, VA
Jan 14, 2017
4:00 pm, RSN
Boston College W 76–53  11–7
(3–2)
 21  Battle   6  Tied   6  Gillon  Carrier Dome (21,626)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 16, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 9 North Carolina L 68–85  11–8
(3–3)
 26  Lydon   8  Roberson   6  Gillon  Dean Smith Center (20,588)
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 21, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 15 Notre Dame L 66–84  11–9
(3–4)
 24  Lydon   10  Lydon   4  Howard  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Jan 24, 2017
8:00 pm, ACCN
Wake Forest W 81–76  12–9
(4–4)
 27  White   9  Lydon   6  Gillon  Carrier Dome (22,262)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 28, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 6 Florida State W 82–72  13–9
(5–4)
 24  White   11  Lydon   11  Gillon  Carrier Dome (24,978)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 1, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at NC State W 100–93 OT 14–9
(6–4)
 43  Gillon   7  Lydon   9  Gillon  PNC Arena (16,346)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 4, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 9 Virginia W 66–62  15–9
(7–4)
 23  White III   6  Lydon   4  Gillon  Carrier Dome (27,553)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 7, 2017
8:00 pm, ACCN
at Clemson W 82–81  16–9
(8–4)
 23  White III   9  Lydon   8  Gillon  Littlejohn Coliseum (7,045)
Clemson, SC
Feb 11, 2017
7:00 pm, ACCN
at Pittsburgh L 75–80  16–10
(8–5)
 20  Tied   6  Lydon   4  Gillon  Petersen Events Center (10,216)
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 13, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 Louisville L 72–76 OT 16–11
(8–6)
 22  White III   9  Lydon   5  Gillon  Carrier Dome (25,303)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 19, 2017
6:30 pm, ESPNU
at Georgia Tech L 65–71  16–12
(8–7)
 18  Thompson   15  Lydon   6  Gillon  Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,610)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 22, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 10 Duke W 78–75  17–12
(9–7)
 26  Gillon   9  Lydon   6  Gillon  Carrier Dome (30,331)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 26, 2017
2:00 pm, CBS
at No. 7 Louisville L 68–88  17–13
(9–8)
 20  Battle   10  Lydon   3  Gillon  KFC Yum! Center (22,482)
Louisville, KY
Mar 4, 2017
4:00 pm, ACCN
Georgia Tech W 90–61  18–13
(10–8)
 40  White III   13  Lydon   10  Gillon  Carrier Dome (30,448)
Syracuse, NY
ACC Tournament
March 8, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN/ACCN
(8) vs. Miami (FL)
Second round
L 57–62  18–14
 22  White III   12  Lydon   4  Lydon  Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, NY
NIT
March 15, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(1) (8) UNC Greensboro
First round – Syracuse Bracket
W 90–77  19–14
 34  White III   10  Lydon   5  Gillon  Carrier Dome (4,288)
Syracuse, NY
March 18, 2017*
11:00 am, ESPN
(1) (5) Ole Miss
Second round – Syracuse Bracket
L 80–85  19–15
 18  Thompson   14  Lydon   8  Gillon  Carrier Dome (9,556)
Syracuse, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP 19 18 18 22 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
Coaches 17 18 16 24 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

*AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit