The Bonnies didn’t play today, but they may have picked up a couple victories from an old rival.
The Syracuse program was hit by NCAA with penalties today, including the vacating of more than 100 victories in which ineligible “student-athletes” (ha!) played during the 2004-07 and 2010-12 seasons.
The Bonnies were “defeated” during the 2004-05 and 2006-07 seasons by Syracuse at the Carrier Dome under then-coach Anthony Solomon.
Adding a couple wins to those miserable post-scandal seasons is nice. It’s even better coming from Syracuse and its whiny, scumbag coach.
The Bonnies “lost” to No. 3 Syracuse, 91-67, on Dec. 1, 2004. Wade Dunston led SBU with 17 points that night. Michael Lee, then a freshman, added 16 points as the Bonnies remained winless at 0-4.
In a closer game on Dec. 30, 2006, Tyler Relph tallied 19 points and nearly willed the Bonnies to the upset. Freshman Jourdan Morris added 11 points in the first half as the Orange only led 35-34 at intermission. Tyler Benson buried a 3-pointer with under a minute left to make it 75-70 before Syracuse pulled away for the “loss.”
Cheers to two more wins!