SYRACUSE, N.Y. (SYRACUSE ATHLETICS) –
Syracuse is scheduled to host Green Bay, the program’s third meeting with the Phoenix, on Tuesday, December 8.
-Syracuse has a 2-0 advantage in the series with Green Bay.
-In the most recent encounter between the two programs, Syracuse defeated Green Bay, 69-57, on Dec. 16, 2000. Preston Shumpert had 19 points and Damone Brown contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds.
-The two clubs also met in the second round of the 1994 NCAA Tournament. The Orange claimed that contest, 64-59.
-Green Bay was 17-16 overall, including an 11-7 record in the Horizon League, a year ago. The Phoenix reached the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament, before losing to Northern Kentucky, 80-69.
-Will Ryan was hired as Green Bay head coach on June 7, 2020. He comes to the Phoenix staff after a season in charge at Wheeling (W.V.). He is the son of former Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan and owns 15 years of experience as a Division I assistant.
-Sophomore guard Amari Davis (15.9 ppg., 4.0 rpg.) is a top returning player for Green Bay.
Syracuse was 18-14 and had won its first ACC Tournament game before the national pandemic ended the college basketball season. Syracuse returns four of five starters, including junior guard Buddy Boeheim (15.3 ppg.).