2009–10 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

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2009–10 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
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Big East Regular Season Champions
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Champions
NCAA, #1, West Region, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #4
2009–10 record 30–5 (15–3 Big East)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Bernie Fine
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Rob Murphy
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Syracuse 15 3   .833     30 5   .857
#6 West Virginia 13 5   .722     31 7   .816
#9 Villanova 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
#18 Pittsburgh 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Marquette 11 7   .611     22 12   .647
Louisville 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
#14 Georgetown 10 8   .556     23 11   .676
Notre Dame 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
South Florida 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Seton Hall 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Cincinnati 7 11   .389     19 16   .543
Connecticut 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
St. John's 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
DePaul 1 17   .056     8 23   .258
2010 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Jim Boeheim, serving for his 34th year. The team played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Key contributors included seniors Arinze Onuaku and Andy Rautins, juniors Rick Jackson and Wesley Johnson, sophomores Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph and freshmen Mookie Jones, DaShonte Riley, James Southerland and Brandon Triche.

Although widely expected to finish near the middle of the league, the Orange captured its eighth Big East regular season title, and second outright, as well as the No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament.[2] The team also achieved its first No. 1 ranking in the national AP Poll since the 1989-90 season, and its first in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll since winning the national championship in 2003.[3][4]

The Orange failed to win the Big East tournament, falling in the quarterfinals to Georgetown, but their regular season efforts earned them a 1 seed in the West Region of the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. They easily won their first and second round games over 16 seed Vermont and 8 seed Gonzaga to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they were upset by 5 seed and AP #11 Butler to end the season 30–5.

Preseason[edit]

Roster changes[edit]

Syracuse lost its starting backcourt from the previous season as point guard Jonny Flynn declared for the 2009 NBA Draft and was taken with the sixth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Also turning pro were shooting guard Eric Devendorf and small forward Paul Harris. The Orange also lost one scholarship senior, power forward Kristof Ongenaet and one transfer, center Sean Williams.

Additions to the team include Iowa State transfer Wes Johnson, who sat out the 2008-09 season because of NCAA transfer rules. Also, point guard Scoop Jardine returns after redshirting due to a stress fracture in his shin. Small forward Mookie Jones also redshirted the previous year because of a hip injury.

Syracuse also brought in three new players for 2009-10: power forward DaShonte Riley, small forward James Southerland and guard Brandon Triche. Southerland was actually a 2008 recruit, but could not play because he was academically ineligible. He spent a year at a prep school to improve his grades.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
DaShonte Riley
Forward
Detroit, MI Detroit Country Day School 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Mar 3, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Brandon Triche
Guard
DeWitt, NY Jamesville-DeWitt High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 17, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90


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:

Preseason outlook[edit]

The departure of Flynn left many college basketball observers pessimistic about the Orange. In the preseason coaches' poll, Syracuse was predicted to finish sixth in the Big East and were unranked[5] in the preseason AP Poll. Arinze Onuaku was the only Orange player to make the preseason All-Big East team, receiving an honorable mention.[6]

Roster[edit]

2009–10 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 00 Jackson, RickRick Jackson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 1 Rautins, AndyAndy Rautins 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
G 2 Resavy, NickNick Resavy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 199 lb (90 kg) So West Milford West Milford, New Jersey
F 3 Jones, MookieMookie Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Peekskill Peekskill, New York
F 4 Johnson, WesleyWesley Johnson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Patterson School/Eldon Academy Corsicana, Texas
F 11 Jardine, ScoopScoop Jardine 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
F 12 Lyde-Cajuste, MattMatt Lyde-Cajuste 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Iona Preparatory Mt. Vernon, New York
G 13 Hoffmann, GriffinGriffin Hoffmann 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Fr York Preparatory New York, New York
F 21 Onuaku, ArinzeArinze Onuaku 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 261 lb (118 kg) Sr Episcopal Lanham, Maryland
G 24 Reese, BrandonBrandon Reese 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Pine Crest Davie, Florida
G 25 Triche, BrandonBrandon Triche 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 32 Joseph, KrisKris Joseph 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) So Archbishop Carroll (DC) Montreal, Quebec
F 33 Riley, DaShonteDaShonte Riley 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Fr Detroit Country Day Detroit, Michigan
F 34 Tomaszewski, MattMatt Tomaszewski (I) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Jr Holderness Seabrook, New Hampshire
F 43 Southerland, JamesJames Southerland 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Notre Dame Preparatory (MA) Bayside, New York
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Lazarus Sims, 3rd yr. (Syracuse, 1996)

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

Roster
Last update: March 1, 2010

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Arinze Onuaku DaShonte Riley
PF Rick Jackson Kris Joseph Matt Lyde-Cajuste Matt Tomaszewski
SF Wesley Johnson James Southerland Nick Resavy
SG Andy Rautins Mookie Jones Griffin Hoffmann
PG Brandon Triche Scoop Jardine Brandon Reese

Season[edit]

Notable games[edit]

  • On November 4, Syracuse was stunned by Division II Le Moyne College, 82-79, in its final exhibition game before opening the regular season. The loss was Syracuse's first exhibition loss in six years.[7]
  • On November 20, then-No. 24 Syracuse upset then-No. 4 North Carolina 87-71 in the finals of the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden. Wesley Johnson scored 25 points and collected eight rebounds, and Syracuse used a 22-1 second half run to open the second half.[8]
  • On December 10, then-No. 7 Syracuse knocked off then-No. 10 Florida in a match up of unbeaten teams. Rick Jackson scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Andy Rautins had 18 points and Wes Johnson finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.[9]
  • On January 2, then-No. 5 Syracuse was handed its first loss of the season as it was upset by then-unranked Pittsburgh 82-72. Pitt's Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points and Jermaine Dixon added 21. The Orange was led by Wesley Johnson's 19 points.[10]
  • On January 26, Jim Boeheim extended his NCAA Division-I record for most 20-win seasons to 32, when then-No. 4 Syracuse rallied from a 14-0 starting deficit to defeat then-No. 7 Georgetown 73-56. The Orange's Kris Joseph came off the bench to score 15 points, and Wesley Johnson added 14 points and 4 blocks, taking advantage of the Hoyas' 19 turnovers and 20 personal fouls.[11]
  • On February 27, the Orange clinched its eighth Big East regular season title and a No. 1 seed in the Big East tournament by beating No 8. Villanova, 95–77.[12] The game also set the NCAA on-campus basketball attendance record, with 34,616 spectators present.[12] Three days later they won the title outright, with a win against St. John's, 85-66.[2]

Other news[edit]

  • On March 1, two days after beating Villanova, Syracuse achieved its first No. 1 ranking in the AP Poll since the 1989-90 season, and its first in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll since winning the national championship in 2003.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition[13]
October 25* 2:00 p.m. Cal State LA (D II) Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 97–54[14]  5,523
November 3* 7:00 p.m. Le Moyne (D II) Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet L 79–82[15]  N/A
Regular Season[13][16]
November 9* 9:00 p.m. Albany Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY
(2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
ESPNU W 75–43[17]  15,707 1–0
November 11* 7:00 p.m. Robert Morris Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY
(2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
ESPNU W 100–60[18]  15,594 2–0
November 19* 7:00 p.m. vs. #13 California Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
ESPN2 W 95–73[19]  N/A 3–0
November 20* 7:30 p.m. vs. #6 North Carolina Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
ESPN2 W 87–71[8]  15,552 4–0
November 24* 7:00 p.m. Cornell #10 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN360 W 88–73[20]  18,238 5–0
November 27* 7:00 p.m. Columbia #10 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 85–60[21]  20,166 6–0
November 30* 7:00 p.m. Colgate #8 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN 360 W 92–58[22]  18,457 7–0
December 5* 7:00 p.m. Maine #8 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 101–55[23]  20,302 8–0
December 10* 9:00 p.m. vs. #10 Florida #7 St. Pete Times ForumTampa, FL
(SEC/Big East Invitational)
ESPN W 85–73[9]  9,353 9–0
December 13* 1:00 p.m. St. Francis (NY) #7 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 75–51[24]  19,381 10–0
December 19* 7:00 p.m. St. Bonaventure #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 85–72[25]  20,578 11–0
December 22* 7:00 p.m. Oakland #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 92–60[26]  18,669 12–0
December 29 9:00 p.m. at Seton Hall #5 Prudential CenterNewark, NJ {{{tv}}} W 80–73[27]  9,800 13–0 (1–0)
January 2 12:00 p.m. Pittsburgh #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Big East Network L 72–82[10]  24,969 13–1 (1–1)
January 6* 7:00 p.m. Memphis #7 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN2 W 74–57[28]  17,805 14–1
January 10 2:00 p.m. South Florida #7 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Big East Network W 82–65[29]  18,703 15–1 (2–1)
January 13 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers #5 Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ Big East Network W 81–65[30]  8,085 16–1 (3–1)
January 16 12:00 p.m. at #10 West Virginia #5 WVU ColiseumMorgantown, WV ESPN W 72–71[31]  15,271 17–1 (4–1)
January 18 7:00 p.m. at Notre Dame #5 Joyce CenterSouth Bend, IN ESPN W 84–71[32]  9,149 18–1 (5–1)
January 23 2:00 p.m. Marquette #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPNU W 76–71[33]  29,011 19–1 (6–1)
January 25 7:00 p.m. #7 Georgetown #4 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN W 73–56[11]  26,508 20–1 (7–1)
January 30 2:00 p.m. at DePaul #4 Allstate ArenaRosemont, IL Big East Network/SNY W 59–57[34]  11,554 21–1 (8–1)
February 2 7:00 p.m. Providence #3 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Big East Network/SNY W 85–68[35]  20,205 22–1 (9–1)
February 7 2:00 p.m. at Cincinnati #3 Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH Big East Network/SNY W 71–54[36]  11,045 23–1 (10–1)
February 10 7:00 p.m. Connecticut #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN W 72–67[37]  24,847 24–1 (11–1)
February 14 1:00 p.m. Louisville #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN L 60–66[38]  31,053 24–2 (11–2)
February 18 7:00 p.m. at #10 Georgetown #5 Verizon CenterWashington, DC ESPN2 W 75–71[39]  19,976 25–2 (12–2)
February 23 7:00 p.m. at Providence #4 Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI ESPNU W 99–85[40]  12,410 26–2 (13–2)
February 27 9:00 p.m. #8 Villanova #4 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN (College GameDay Host) W 95–77[12]  34,616‡ 27–2 (14–2)
March 2 7:00 p.m. St. John's #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Big East Network/SNY W 85–66[2]  26,081 28–2 (15–2)
March 6 2:00 p.m. at Louisville #1 Freedom HallLouisville, KY
(Freedom Hall Finale)
ESPN L 68–78[41]  20,135 28–3 (15–3)
Big East Tournament
March 11 12:00 p.m. vs. #22 Georgetown #3 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN L 84–91[42]  19,375 28–4
NCAA Tournament
March 19 9:30 p.m. vs. #16 W Vermont #1 W HSBC ArenaBuffalo, NY
(West Region First Round)
CBS W 79–56[43]  18,948 29–4
March 21 12:10 p.m. vs. #8 W Gonzaga #1 W HSBC Arena • Buffalo, NY
(West Region Second Round)
CBS W 87–65[44]  18,934 30–4
March 25 7:07 p.m. vs. #5 W Butler #1 W EnergySolutions ArenaSalt Lake City, UT
(West Regional Semifinals)
CBS L 59–63[45]  17,254 30–5
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll.  ‡Largest on-campus attendance in NCAA basketball history.[12] †NCAA Tournament ranks are seeds in the region (E=East, M=Midwest, S=South, W=West). All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. NA = Ranking not available.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 WK 17 Wk 18 Final
AP RV RV 10 8 7 5 5 5 7 5 5 4 3 2 5 4 1 3 4 NA
Coaches 25 24 9 7 6 5 5 5 7 5 5 4 4 3 5 4 1 3 4 8
ESPN Power Ranking NA RV NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 6 5 5 2 2 2 4 3 1 NA NA

2010 signing class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Fabricio de Melo
C
Brazil The Sagemont School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Aug 3, 2009 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
C. J. Fair
SF
Baltimore, MD Brewster Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 19, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Baye Moussa Keita
C
Saint-Louis, Senegal Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 21, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Dion Waiters
SG
Philadelphia, PA Life Center Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jul 11, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #4   Rivals: #5  ESPN: #4
  • 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:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Orange top Red Storm to win Big East title outright for second time". ESPN.com. Published 03-02-2010. Retrieved 03-02-2010.
  3. ^ a b "Syracuse No. 1 for first time in 20 years". Associated Press. Published 03-01-2010. Retrieved 03-02-2010.
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  5. ^ "2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Preseason". Archived from the original on March 21, 2010. Retrieved March 26, 2010. 
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