Colgate Upsets Syracuse in Basketball Showdown
Published: Nov. 14, 2023, 7:00 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 14, 2023, 7:23 a.m.
Syracuse, N.Y. — In a stunning turn of events, the Colgate Raiders basketball team pulled off a remarkable upset against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on November 20, 2021. This victory marks a significant milestone for Colgate, as it is their first win over Syracuse since the 1961-62 season, ending a 54-game losing streak against their Upstate rival.
The game, which ended with a final score of 100-85 in favor of Colgate, left Syracuse fans in disbelief. The Raiders displayed exceptional skill and determination throughout the match, outplaying their opponents in every aspect of the game.
Colgate’s triumph over Syracuse two years ago at the then-Carrier Dome was a historic moment for the team. It not only showcased their ability to compete at the highest level but also demonstrated their resilience and determination to overcome decades of disappointment.
The Syracuse Orange, known for their basketball prowess, were unable to match the intensity and precision of the Colgate Raiders. Despite their best efforts, Syracuse fell short in their attempt to maintain their dominance over their Upstate foe.
This victory will undoubtedly serve as a turning point for the Colgate basketball program, instilling a newfound confidence and belief in their ability to compete against top-tier teams. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches, and staff who have tirelessly worked towards this moment.
As the Colgate bench erupted in celebration after another successful three-pointer, the Syracuse Orange were left to reflect on their performance and regroup for future challenges. This unexpected outcome serves as a reminder that in the world of sports, anything is possible.