2010–11 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

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2010–11 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
SyracuseOrange.svg
Legends Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #12
2010–11 record 27–8 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Bernie Fine
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Rob Murphy
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »
2010–11 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#5 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
#12 Syracuse 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
#14 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
#18 St. John's 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Cincinnati 11 7   .611     26 9   .743
#22 West Virginia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Georgetown 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
#10 Connecticut 9 9   .500     32 9   .780
Villanova 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Marquette 9 9   .500     22 15   .595
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
South Florida 3 15   .167     10 23   .303
DePaul 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2011 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2011[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Jim Boeheim, serving for his 35th year. The team played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York and are members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 27–8, 12–6 in Big East play and lost in the semifinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament to Connecticut. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they beat Indiana State in the second round before being upset in the third round by Marquette.

Preseason[edit]

Roster changes[edit]

Syracuse graduated two starters from the previous year's team, shooting guard Andy Rautins and center Arinze Onuaku. In addition, junior forward Wes Johnson declared that he would enter the 2010 NBA Draft. He was selected fourth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Fabricio de Melo
C
Rio de Janeiro, 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, Maryland Brewster Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 19, 2008 
Scout:4/5 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:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 91
Dion Waiters
SG
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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: #7   Rivals: #7  ESPN: #5
  • 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]

In the USA TODAY/ESPN coaches preseason poll, Syracuse ranked #13 in the country.[2]

In the AP preseason poll, writers voted Syracuse #10 in the country.[3]

In the Big East preseason Coaches' Poll, Syracuse was predicted to finish third. The Orange received two first place votes.[4] Fabricio de Melo was named Preseason Rookie of the Year. Kris Joseph was named to the All-Big East second team and Rick Jackson received an honorable mention.[5]

A preseason poll of writers in Big East cities conducted by the Syracuse Post-Standard predicted the Orange would finish third. Two writers predicted Syracuse would finish first.[6] Kris Joseph was named to the pre-season All-Big East first team and received some preseason Player of the Year votes. Fabricio de Melo won the Rookie of the Year with nine votes while Dion Waiters received two votes.[7]

Roster[edit]

2010–11 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) Sr Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 2 Resavy, NickNick Resavy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Jr West Milford West Milford, New Jersey
G 3 Waiters, DionDion Waiters 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Life Center Academy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 4 Hart, NolanNolan Hart 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 152 lb (69 kg) Fr Albany Academy Albany, New York
F 5 Fair, C. J.C. J. Fair 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Fr Brewster Academy Baltimore, Maryland
G 11 Jardine, ScoopScoop Jardine 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
C 12 Moussa Keita, BayeBaye Moussa Keita 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Fr Oak Hill Academy Saint Louis, Senegal
G 13 Hoffmann, GriffinGriffin Hoffmann 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) So York Preparatory New York, New York
F 14 Lyde-Cajuste, MattMatt Lyde-Cajuste 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Iona Preparatory Mt. Vernon, New York
G 20 Triche, BrandonBrandon Triche 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 21 Jones, MookieMookie Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Peekskill Peekskill, New York
G 24 Reese, BrandonBrandon Reese 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Pine Crest Davie, Florida
G 25 DeRemer, RussRuss DeRemer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Xaverian Brothers Wrentham, Massachusetts
F 32 Joseph, KrisKris Joseph 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) Montreal, Quebec
C 33 Riley, DaShonteDaShonte Riley Injured 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 233 lb (106 kg) So Detroit Country Day Detroit, Michigan
F 34 Tomaszewski, MattMatt Tomaszewski 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Holderness Seabrook, New Hampshire
F 43 Southerland, JamesJames Southerland 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Notre Dame Preparatory (Massachusetts) Bayside, New York
C 51 Melo, FabFab Melo 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Fr The Sagemont School Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Lazarus Sims, 4th yr. (Syracuse, 1996)

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

Roster
Last update: September 28, 2010

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Fab Melo Baye Keita
PF Rick Jackson James Southerland
SF Kris Joseph C.J. Fair
SG Brandon Triche
PG Scoop Jardine Dion Waiters

Season[edit]

Syracuse went 26-7 on the year and lost to Connecticut 76-71 (OT) in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. They earned a #3 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Indiana State in the second round.

Syracuse loses to Marquette by thrilling shots and sadly after Jackson finished his career in Syracuse.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Pts Ldr Reb Ldr Ast Ldr Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
November 2* 7:00 PM Kutztown (D II) #10 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Time Warner Cable SportsNet  14 - Fair, Joseph   11 - Southerland   7 - Triche  W 96–60  7,371
November 9* 7:00 PM Le Moyne (D II) #10 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Time Warner Cable SportsNet  13 - Jardine, Southerland, Waiters   9 - Jackson   5 - Jardine, Waiters  W 91–48  10,546
Regular Season
November 12* 7:00 PM Northern Iowa #10 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPN3  14 - Jackson, Joseph   7 - Jackson   5 - Triche  W 68–46  22,198 1–0
November 14* 3:00 PM Canisius #10 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPNU  17 - Jackson   15 - Keita   7 - Triche  W 86–67  20,454 2–0
November 16* 7:00 PM Detroit #10 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York
(Legends Classic)
ESPN3  27 - Jardine   22 - Jackson   8 - Jardine  W 66–55  17,379 3–0
November 21* 2:00 PM William & Mary #10 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York
(Legends Classic)
Time Warner Cable SportsNet  18 - Joseph   10 - Jackson   9 - Jardine  W 63–60  17,933 4–0
November 26* 8:00 PM vs. Michigan #9 Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, New Jersey
(Legends Classic)
HDNet  22 - Joseph   12 - Jackson   5 - Jardine  W 53–50  6,273 5–0
November 27* 8:00 PM vs. Georgia Tech #9 Boardwalk Hall • Atlantic City, New Jersey
(Legends Classic)
HDNet  19 - Joseph   14 - Jackson   8 - Jardine  W 80–76  5,271 6–0
November 30* 7:00 PM Cornell #8 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Time Warner Cable SportsNet  17 - Jackson   13 - Jackson   7 - Jardine  W 78–58  20,548 7–0
December 4* 5:15 PM North Carolina State #8 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPN2  23 - Jardine   11 - Jackson   6 - Jardine  W 65–59  22,334 8–0
December 7* 9:30 PM vs. #7 Michigan State #8 Madison Square GardenNew York, New York
(Jim Valvano Classic)
ESPN  19 - Jardine   22 - Jackson   4 - Triche  W 72–58  19,391 9–0
December 11* 7:00 PM Colgate #8 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Time Warner Cable SportsNet  18 - Jackson   10 - Jackson   5 - Waiters  W 100–43  21,247 10–0
December 18* 7:00 PM Iona #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Time Warner Cable SportsNet  21 - Joseph   8 - Jackson   7 - Triche  W 83–77  17,871 11–0
December 20* 7:00 PM Morgan State #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Time Warner Cable SportsNet  18 - Jackson, Southerland   9 - Jackson   8 - Waiters  W 97–55  16,031 12–0
December 22* 7:00 PM Drexel #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Time Warner Cable SportsNet  25 - Joseph   12 - Jackson   5 - Jardine, Triche  W 93–65  17,856 13–0
Big East Regular Season
December 28 9:00 PM Providence #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPNU  27 - Joseph   18 - Jackson   7 - Jardine  W 81–74  20,388 14–0 (1–0)
January 1 3:30 PM #15 Notre Dame #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPNU  18 - Joseph   8 - Joseph   9 - Jardine  W 70–58  23,058 15–0 (2–0)
January 8 12:00 PM at Seton Hall #4 Prudential CenterNewark, New Jersey Big East Network  15 - Joseph, Triche   17 - Jackson   4 - Jackson  W 61–56  10,862 16–0 (3–0)
January 12 7:00 PM at St. John's #4 Madison Square Garden • New York, New York ESPNU  18 - Joseph   11 - Jackson   4 - Jardine, Triche  W 76–59  14,440 17–0 (4–0)
January 15 12:00 PM #25 Cincinnati #4 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Big East Network  15 - Jackson   11 - Jackson   7 - Jardine  W 67–52  24,338 18–0 (5–0)
January 17 7:30 PM at #5 Pittsburgh #3 Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania ESPN  16 - Fair   11 - Jackson   4 - Jardine, Southerland  L 66–74  12,925 18–1 (5–1)
January 22 12:00 PM #7 Villanova #3 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPN  23 - Joseph   5 - Jackson   4 - Triche  L 72–83  33,736 18–2 (5–2)
January 25 7:00 PM Seton Hall #9 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Big East Network  17 - Joseph   19 - Jackson   3 - Jackson, Joseph, Triche  L 68–90  21,950 18–3 (5–3)
January 29 3:00 PM at Marquette #9 Bradley CenterMilwaukee, Wisconsin ESPNU  18 - Joseph   7 - Keita   13 - Jardine  L 70–76  19,032 18–4 (5–4)
February 2 7:00 PM at #6 Connecticut #17 XL CenterHartford, Connecticut ESPN  13 - Jackson   13 - Jackson   6 - Jardine  W 66–58  16,294 19-4 (6-4)
February 5 2:00 PM at South Florida #17 St. Pete Times ForumTampa, Florida Big East Network  21 - Jackson   12 - Jackson   8 - Jardine  W 72–49  10,051 20–4 (7–4)
February 9 7:00 PM #11 Georgetown #12 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPN  14 - Joseph   8 - Jackson   6 - Jardine  L 56–64  26,904 20–5 (7–5)
February 12 12:00 PM at #16 Louisville #12 KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, Kentucky ESPN  21 - Triche   7 - Jackson, Keita, Fair   4 - Jardine  L 69–73  22,755 20–6 (7–6)
February 14 7:00 PM West Virginia #20 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPN  20 - Triche   9 - Jackson   6 - Jardine  W 63–52  22,669 21–6 (8–6)
February 19 7:00 PM Rutgers #20 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Big East Network  21 - Joseph   12 - Jackson   4 - Jardine, Joseph, Triche  W 84–80 OT 28,944 22–6 (9–6)
February 21 7:00 PM at #15 Villanova #17 Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania ESPN  20 - Jardine   8 - Joseph   6 - Jardine  W 69–64  18,899 23–6 (10–6)
February 26 12:00 PM at #11 Georgetown #17 Verizon CenterWashington, D.C. CBS  17 - Jardine   7 - Jackson   7 - Jardine  W 58–51  20,276 24–6 (11–6)
March 5 4:00 PM DePaul #12 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York Big East Network  14 - Jackson, Jardine   7 - Jackson, Keita   8 - Jardine  W 107–59‡  28,086 25–6 (12–6)
Big East Tournament
March 10* 2:00 PM vs. #17 St. John's #11 Madison Square Garden • New York, New York
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN  22 - Triche   9 - Jackson   5 - Triche  W 79–73  19,375 26–6
March 11* 7:00 PM vs. #21 Connecticut #11 Madison Square Garden • New York, New York
(Semifinals)
ESPN  20 - Jardine, Joseph   9 - Joseph   5 - Triche  L 71–76 OT 19,375 26–7
NCAA Tournament
March 18* 9:57 PM vs. #14 E Indiana State #12 3 E Quicken Loans ArenaCleveland, Ohio
(Second Round)
truTV  23 - Jackson   10 - Joseph   9 - Jardine  W 77–60  20,164 27–7
March 20* 7:45 PM vs. #11 E Marquette #12 3 E Quicken Loans Arena • Cleveland, Ohio
(Third Round)
truTV  18 - Waiters   9 - Joseph   6 - Jardine  L 62–66  20,164 27–8
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll. ‡Largest margin of victory in Big East history.[8] † NCAA Tournament ranks are seeds in the region (E=East). All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
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 10 10 9 8 8 5 5 5 4 4 3 9 17 12 17 17 12 11
Coaches 13 11 10 7 7 5 5 5 4 4 3 10 17 13 20 20 12 11
ESPN Power Ranking NA 8 NA NA 9 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 17 14 17 20 15 14

2011 signing class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Michael Carter-Williams
PG
Hamilton, Massachusetts St. Andrew's School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 1, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 97
Rakeem Christmas
C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the New Church 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Aug 6, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 97
Trevor Cooney
SG
Wilmington, Delaware Sanford School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Feb 26, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 94
Overall recruiting rankings:   ESPN: #10
  • 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]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2010-11." ESPN.com. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Top 25 men's basketball video countdown". USA Today. Published 10-21-2010. Retrieved 10-21-2010.
  3. ^ AP Preseason Top 25 Released" Fox Sports. Published 10-28-2010. Retrieved 10-28-2010.
  4. ^ "Pittsburgh Chosen As BIG EAST Hoops Favorite". bigeast.org. Published 10-20-2010. Retrieved 10-20-2010.
  5. ^ "Freeman Selected BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year". bigeast.org. Published 10-20-2010. Retrieved 10-20-2010.
  6. ^ "Pitt picked to win Big East, Syracuse picked to finish 3rd in Post-Standard's annual preseason writers poll". Syracuse Post-Standard. Published 10-19-2010. Retrieved 10-19-2010.
  7. ^ "Writers agree on Pitt to win Big East, but opinions vary on Player of the Year". Syracuse Post-Standard. Published 10-19-2010. Retrieved 10-19-2010.
  8. ^ Syracuse clinches double-bye for Big East tournament ESPN. Published 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2011-03-05.