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Syracuse Orange Basketball
Niagara Purple Eagles Basketball
81 games
Syracuse 53-28
DATE   Opposing Coach   Score Starters Notes
1/22/1910
H
Claude Allen
L
20-30
Darby, Ainslee, Kilpatrick, Lee, Banks Lee 14 pts
1/21/1911
H
Alfred Heerdt
W
41-22
Davey, Giles, Rugg, Ryan, Bloom  
3/3/1913
H
A.V. Barrett
W
58-23
Seymour, Riehl, Castle, Notman, Bloom Bloom 16 pts
2/11/1925
H
Pete Dwyer
W
35-20
Greve, Carr, Lee, Hanson, Mendelson Hanson 16 pts
12/16/1925
H
Pete Dwyer
W
24-18
Rakov, Lee, Eisemann, Carr, Hanson Hanson 12 pts
1/31/1927
H
Pete Dwyer
W
29-23
Lee, Rosen, Eisemann, Carr, Hanson Hanson 13 pts
2/18/1933
H
Taps Gallagher
W
37-16
Maister, Phillips, Sanford, DeYoung, Alkoff DeYoung 15 pts
2/21/1934
H
Taps Gallagher
W
51-15
Maister, Phillips, Sanford, Alkoff, Pickard Phillips 12 pts
2/20/1935
H
Taps Gallagher
W
38-35
Simonaitis, Sanford, Sonderman, Alkoff, Pickard Alkoff 12 pts
2/29/1936
H
Taps Gallagher
L
30-34
Simonaitis, Scott, Sonderman, Guley, Leavitt Sonderman 6 pts
3/3/1937
H
Taps Gallagher
W
46-33
Baylock, Balinsky, Sonderman, Leavitt, Thompson Schroeder & Sonderman12 pts
12/15/1937
H
Taps Gallagher
W
54-38
Kruszewski, Schroeder, MacNaughton, Stewart, Thompson Stewart 11 pts
1/27/1938
@
Taps Gallagher
W
25-23
Horn, Schroeder, Haller, Stewart, Thompson Stewart 10 pts
2/18/1939
H
Taps Gallagher
W
54-42
Thompson, Schroeder, Haller, Sidat-Singh, Twiford Haller 9 pts
2/13/1940
H
Taps Gallagher
L
27-35
Tice, Kartluke, Berger, Thorne, Jensen Thorne 9 pts
2/19/1941
H
Taps Gallagher
W
44-35
Willmott, Berger, Stanton, DiPace, Kruse DiPace 11 pts
1/10/1942
@
Taps Gallagher
W
44-33
Willmott, Sylvestri , Berger, DiPace, Shaddock DiPace 15 pts
2/25/1942
H
Taps Gallagher
L
24-36
Sayle, Glacken, Stanton, Berger, Shaddock Shaddock 6 pts
1/9/1943
@
Taps Gallagher
L
38-52
   
2/17/1943
H
Taps Gallagher
W
41-39
DiPace, Mariaschin, McTiernan, Glacken, Gabor DiPace 18 pts
1/10/1946
H
Edward Flynn
W
61-29
Spicer, Stickel, Newell, Crandell, Gabor Newell 14 pts
3/5/1947
H
Taps Gallagher
W
59-57
Jarvis, Stickel, Newell, Mogish, Gabor Stickel 20 pts
3/10/1948
H
Taps Gallagher
W
72-59
Stickel, Savage, Newell, Gabor, Fash Gabor 25 pts
3/8/1949
H
Taps Gallagher
W
70-60
Suprunowicz, Stickel, Newell, Savage, Kiley Stickel 18 pts
1/14/1950
H
Taps Gallagher
W
62-49
Kiley, Stark, Savage, Suprunowicz, E. Miller Kiley 24 pts
2/8/1950
@
Taps Gallagher
W
60-55
Kiley, Jockle, E.Miller, Suprunowicz, Savage Kiley 24 pts
12/18/1950
@
Taps Gallagher
W
77-70
Kiley, Manikas, Miller, Suprunowicz, Huggins Kiley 23 pts, Miller 21 pts
2/3/1951
H
Taps Gallagher
L
70-71
Kiley, Jockle, Reddout, Suprunowicz, Huggins Kiley 22 pts, Miller 20 pts
12/12/1951
@
Taps Gallagher
W
90-76
Manikas, Roche, Miller, Huggins, Reddout Miller 28 pts
2/1/1952
H
Taps Gallagher
W
78-70
Manikas, Roche, Reddout, Huggins, Stark Reddout 16 pts
12/17/1952
@
Taps Gallagher
L
45-65
Manikas, Larned, Kline, Besdin, Reddout Reddout 15 pts
2/10/1953
H
Taps Gallagher
W
86-78
Nelson, Thaw, Kline, Besdin, Reddout Besdin 31 pts
12/16/1953
@
Taps Gallagher
L
62-90
Breland, Larned, Kline, Besdin, Kilpatrick Kilpatrick 19 pts
2/2/1954
H
Taps Gallagher
L
70-90
Breland, Larned, Kline, Besdin, Gillespie Jaskot & Breland 19 pts
12/16/1954
@
Taps Gallagher
L
74-99
Larned, Breland, Snyder, Gillespie, Cohen Cohen 16 pts
12/29/1954
N
Taps Gallagher
L
70-91
Castellini, Cohen, Snyder, Gillespie, Clark Brown 17 pts
2/8/1955
H
Taps Gallagher
W
87-83
Breland, Brown, Snyder, Gillespie, Cohen Cohen 26 pts
12/14/1955
@
Taps Gallagher
W
84-71
Albanese, Brown, Clark, Cohen, Gillespie Cohen 29 pts
2/22/1956
H
Taps Gallagher
L
80-86
Albanese, Gillespie, Clark, Cohen, Brown Brown & Snyder 16 pts
12/12/1956
H
Taps Gallagher
W
82-79
Cohen, Breland, Cincebox, Snyder, Clark Cohen 30 pts
2/27/1957
@
Taps Gallagher
L
74-79
Albanese, Breland, Cincebox, Cohen, Clark Cohen 34 pts
12/18/1957
H
Taps Gallagher
L
61-78
Loudis, Goldberg, Cincebox, Schmelzer, Noyes Goldberg 21 pts
3/5/1958
@
Taps Gallagher
L
63-78
Loudis, Schmelzer, Cincebox, Mossey, Noyes Cincebox 28 pts, 17 reb
1/6/1959
@
Taps Gallagher
L
55-70
Schmelzer, Conover, Cincebox, Chudy, Mossey Cincebox 24 pts
3/4/1959
H
Taps Gallagher
W
67-65
Schmelzer, Goldberg, Cincebox, Chudy, Mossey Cincebox 26 pts, 22 reb
2/10/1960
@
Taps Gallagher
L
64-83
Goldberg, Conover, Mossey, Chudy, Berkenfield Goldberg 20 pts
3/2/1960
H
Taps Gallagher
W
73-69
Goldberg, Conover, Mossey, Chudy, Berkenfield Berkenfield 20 pts
1/18/1961
H
Taps Gallagher
L
77-97
Dodge, Connors, James, Chudy, Berkenfield Chudy 30 pts
2/8/1961
@
Taps Gallagher
L
52-74
Quigley, Connors, James, Chudy, Berkenfield Lotano 12 pts
2/7/1962
@
Taps Gallagher
L
58-90
   
2/28/1962
H
Taps Gallagher
L
58-86
Vernick, Dodge, Klutschkowski, Foster, Machemer 27th consecutive loss, Dodge 12 pts
2/7/1963
H
Taps Gallagher
W
68-67
Seaman, Vernick, Klutchkowski, Schoff, Foster Seaman 24 pts, Schoff 20 pts, Foster 11 reb
2/27/1963
@
Taps Gallagher
L
61-82
Seaman, Vernick, Klutchkowski, Schoff, Foster Seaman 11 pts
2/5/1964
@
Taps Gallagher
W
83-81
Bing, Richards OT; Bing 25 pts
3/4/1964
H
Taps Gallagher
W
97-72
Bing, Duffy, Richards, Penceal, Goldsmith Bing 27 pts
2/2/1965
H
Taps Gallagher
W
83-76
Bing Bing 37 pts, 17 reb
3/3/1965
@
Taps Gallagher
W
95-64
Boehim, Duffy, Richards, Reid, Bing Bing 23 pts
2/10/1966
H
James Maloney
W
103-76
Boeheim, Penceal, Dean, Harper, Bing Bing 31 pts
3/2/1966
@
James Maloney
W
93-78
Boeheim, Penceal, Dean, Harper, Bing Bing 27 pts, Harper 19 reb
2/8/1967
H
James Maloney
W
67-65
Ludd, Cornwall, Dean, Hicker, Harper Harper 22 pts
3/1/1967
@
James Maloney
L
59-71
Ludd, Cornwall, Dean, Hicker, Harper Harper 14 pts
1/31/1968
H
James Maloney
L
107-116
Suder, Cornwall, Ward, Harper, Austin C.Murphy 50 pts, Harper 32 pts
2/28/1968
@
James Maloney
W
50-49
Suder, Cornwall, Ward, Harper, Hicker OT; Harper 16 pts
12/7/1968
@
Frank Layden
L
110-118
Suder, McFadden, Smith, Case, Kouwe C.Murphy 68 pts; Smith 41 pts
2/26/1969
H
Frank Layden
L
92-103
Austin, Suder, Smith, McFadden, Kouwe Smith 33 pts
2/25/1970
@
Frank Layden
L
83-91
Austin, Suder, Case, McDaniel, McFadden McDaniel 24 pts
3/3/1971
H
Frank Layden
W
60-59
Green, Kohls, Smith, Lee, Wadach Kohls 15 pts
3/1/1972
@
Frank Layden
W
87-79
DuVal, Kohls, Dooms, Lee, Wadach DuVal 29 pts
2/21/1973
H
Frank Layden
W
80-77
DuVal, Wadach, Dooms, Hackett, M.Lee OT; DuVal 23 pts
2/20/1974
@
Frank Layden
W
80-60
Lee, DuVal, Dooms, Hackett, Saunders DuVal 22 pts
2/26/1975
H
Frank Layden
W
79-66
Lee, Williams, Seibert, Hackett, Sease Hackett 25 pts, 11 reb, Lee 22 pts
3/7/1975
ECAC
Frank Layden
W
90-72
Lee, Williams, Seibert, Hackett, Sease Sease 28 pts, 16 reb, Hackett 17 reb
2/25/1976
@
Frank Layden
L
57-59
Kindel, Williams, Byrnes, Sease, Shackleford Williams 22 pts
3/6/1976
ECAC
Frank Layden
W
77-68
Kindel, Williams, Byrnes, Sease, Shackleford Sease 18 pts
2/23/1977
H
Don Raskin
W
106-82
Kelley, Williams, Bouie, Byrnes, Shackleford Williams 18 pts
2/22/1978
@
Don Raskin
W
70-69
Kindel, Shackleford, Bouie, Byrnes, Orr Byrnes 14 pts
2/21/1979
H
Don Raskin
W
120-82
Cohen, Headd, Bouie, Shackleford, Orr Harmon & Payton 15 pts
2/20/1980
@
Don Raskin
W
107-82
Moss, Headd, Bouie, Orr, Santifer Santifer 20 pts, Orr 15 reb
1/7/1981
H
Pete Lonergan
W
107-84
Moss, Headd, Schayes, Rautins, Santifer Bruin 16 pts
12/18/1982
@
Pete Lonergan
W
105-82
Waldron, Santifer, Hawkins, Rautins, Bruin Bruin 26 pts
12/30/2000
H
Joe Mihalich
W
95-69
Griffin, Williams, Celuck, Shumpert, Brown Brown 26 pts

The Syracuse Orangemen and Niagara Purple Eagles first met in 1910, with the Purple Eagles winning handedly 30-20. The Orangemen would quickly reverse that winning the next eight games, and twelve of the next thirteen.

Syracuse would dominate the series up to 1950, with a 22-5 edge in the series. Niagara would start turning the series around shortly after that winning 17 of the next 26, and by 1963 the series was 31-22 in favor the Orange. Dave Bing would arrive at Syracuse and the Orangemen would then win the next seven. In 1968 and 1969, the Eagles had their own superstar in Calvin Murphy and he put on a shooting clinic against the Orangemen. In 1968 Murphy scored 50 points against Syracuse at Manley Field House. A year later, in Niagara, Murphy would score 68 points, then an NCAA record for most points in a Division I game, and still a record that still stands for most points by an individual against Syracuse.

Syracuse would start to reclaim the series in 1971, winning 14 of the next 15 games in the series. Syracuse would face Niagara twice in the ECAC playoffs, and the Orangemen would win both times on their way to the NCAA.

The two teams had played most every season from 1933 until 1982. The series then ended, as the Orangemen rose to prominence in the Big East. The two teams would not meet again for eighteen years until 2000. Syracuse has won the last 8 games in the series.

Calvin Murphy was not the only player to put up significant personal numbers in the Syracuse/Niagara series. Mel Besdin would score 31 against Niagara in 1953. Vinnie Cohen would have back-to-back games of 30 and 34 points in the 1956-1957 season. Jon Cincebox would score 26 points along with 22 rebounds in 1959. Dave Bing would score 37 points along with 17 rebounds in a 1965 victory. Big Bill Smith would score 41 points and 33 points in back-to-back games against Niagara in the 1968-1969 season, though both games were losses for the Orangemen.

Niagara has the distinction beating the Orangemen on February 28, 1962, handing the Orangemen their 27th consecutive loss, a school record and a NCAA record (at the time). Legendary Niagara Coach Taps Gallagher had a record of 21-29 versus the Orange (21 wins for Gallagher).

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