2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

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2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
SyracuseOrange.svg
NCAA Tournament East Region 1 Seed, Elite Eight
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
2011–12 record 34–3 (17–1 Big East)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Adrian Autry
Assistant coach Gerry McNamara
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Syracuse 17 1   .944     34 3   .919
#11 Marquette 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Notre Dame 13 5   .722     22 12   .647
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
#15 Georgetown 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
South Florida 12 6   .667     22 14   .611
#17 Louisville 10 8   .556     30 10   .750
West Virginia 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Connecticut 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Seton Hall 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Rutgers 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
St. John's 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     22 17   .564
Villanova 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
DePaul 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
2012 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2012[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach, Jim Boeheim, served for his 36th year. The team played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York and is a member of the Big East Conference.

Preseason[edit]

Roster changes[edit]

Syracuse graduated one starter from the previous year's team, power forward Rick Jackson. Center DaShonte Riley transferred to Eastern Michigan.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Michael Carter-Williams
PG
Hamilton, MA 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, PA 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, DE 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: Scout: #16   Rivals: #11  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:

Preseason outlook[edit]

In the Big East preseason Coaches' Poll, Syracuse was predicted to finish tied for first with Connecticut. The Orange received five first place votes and 209 votes overall.[2] Kris Joseph was named to the Preseason All-Big East first team and Scoop Jardine was named to the second team.[3]

Postseason awards[edit]

Fab Melo was named the Big East's Defensive Player of the Year and Dion Waiters won the Big East Sixth Man Award.[4] Kris Joseph was named to the All-Big East First Team while Scoop Jardine made the Second Team and Dion Waiters made the Third Team.[5]

The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Joseph to its All-America Second Team.[6]

NBC Sports also named Melo the Big East's Defensive Player of the Year and Waiters the Sixth Man of the Year. NBC named Joseph to its All-Big East First Team and Jardine and Waiters to its Second Team.[7]

CBS Sports named Waiters its national Sixth Man of the Year.[8] It also named Waiters All-Big East First Team and Joseph Second Team.[9]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 1 Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Fr St. Andrew's Hamilton, Massachusetts
G 2 Resavy, NickNick Resavy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Sr West Milford West Milford, New Jersey
G 3 Waiters, DionDion Waiters 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Life Center Academy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 4 Hart, NolanNolan Hart 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 152 lb (69 kg) So Albany Academy Albany, New York
F 5 Fair, C. J.C. J. Fair 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 203 lb (92 kg) So Brewster Academy Baltimore, Maryland
G 10 Cooney, TrevorTrevor Cooney Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Sanford Wilmington, Delaware
G 11 Jardine, ScoopScoop Jardine 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
C 12 Moussa Keita, BayeBaye Moussa Keita 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 213 lb (97 kg) So Oak Hill Academy Saint Louis, Senegal
G 13 Hoffmann, GriffinGriffin Hoffmann 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Jr York Preparatory New York, New York
F 14 Lyde-Cajuste, MattMatt Lyde-Cajuste 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Iona Preparatory Mt. Vernon, New York
G 20 Triche, BrandonBrandon Triche 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 21 Jones, MookieMookie Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Peekskill Peekskill, New York
G 23 DeRemer, RussRuss DeRemer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Xaverian Brothers Wrentham, Massachusetts
G 24 Reese, BrandonBrandon Reese 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Pine Crest Davie, Florida
F 25 Christmas, RakeemRakeem Christmas 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Fr Academy of the New Church Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
F 32 Joseph, KrisKris Joseph 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Archbishop Carroll (DC) Montreal, Quebec
F 33 Nassar, AlbertAlbert Nassar 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr South Fork Stuart, Florida
F 34 Tomaszewski, MattMatt Tomaszewski 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Holderness Seabrook, New Hampshire
F 43 Southerland, JamesJames Southerland 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Notre Dame Preparatory (MA) Bayside, New York
C 51 Melo, FabFab Melo 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 244 lb (111 kg) So The Sagemont School Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Lazarus Sims, 5th yr. (Syracuse, 1996)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-03-13

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Fab Melo Baye Keita Matt Tomaszewski
PF C.J. Fair Rakeem Chrismas Matt Lyde-Cajuste
SF Kris Joseph James Southerland Griffin Hoffmann Albert Nassar
SG Brandon Triche Dion Waiters Nick Resavy Russ DeRemer
PG Scoop Jardine Michael Carter-Williams Brandon Reese Nolan Hart

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Points Leader Rebounds Leader Assists Leader Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
Nov. 1* 7:00 PM CSULA (DII) #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet  12 - Melo   9 - Keita   7 - Jardine  W 79–49  8,668
Nov. 8* 7:00 PM St. Rose (DII) #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet/SNY  12 - Joseph   7 - Keita   3 - Carter-Williams, Jardine, Waiters  W 87–69  8,110
Regular Season
Nov. 12* 4:00 PM Fordham #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet/SNY  16 - Joseph   7 - Triche   3 - Jardine, Triche  W 78–53  22,906 1–0
Nov. 14* 7:00 PM Manhattan #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPNU  17 - Waiters   9 - Melo   5 - Waiters  W 92–56  17,284 2–0
Nov. 15* 7:00 PM Albany #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN3  19 - Joseph, Southerland   9 - Fair   5 - Jardine, Triche, Waiters  W 98–74  17,189 3–0
Nov. 19* 4:00 PM Colgate #5 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet/SNY  16 - Waiters   8 - Christmas   6 - Jardine  W 92–47  21,084 4–0
Nov. 23* 9:30 PM vs. Virginia Tech #5 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Season Tipoff)
ESPN2  20 - Joseph   10 - Joseph, Fair   6 - Triche  W 69–58  8,293 5–0
Nov. 25* 5:00 PM vs. Stanford #5 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Season Tipoff)
ESPN  18 - Joseph   9 - Joseph, Melo   4 - Triche  W 69–63  8,477 6–0
Nov. 29* 7:00 PM Eastern Michigan #4 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet/SNY  19 - Southerland   6 - Christmas   7 - Jardine  W 84–48  19,649 7–0
Dec. 2* 7:00 PM #10 Florida #4 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY
(SEC–Big East Challenge)
ESPN  20 - Triche   11 - Fair   7 - Jardine  W 72–68  24,459 8–0
Dec. 6* 7:00 PM Marshall #3 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet/SNY  15 - Waiters   8 - Joseph   4 - Jardine  W 62–56  19,817 9–0
Dec. 10* 7:00 PM George Washington #3 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet/SNY  19 - Waiters   8 - Joseph   8 - Carter-Williams  W 85–50  23,226 10–0
Dec. 17* 6:30 PM at NC State #1 RBC CenterRaleigh, NC ESPN2  22 - Waiters   6 - Melo   4 - Jardine, Triche  W 88–72  19,400 11–0
Dec. 20* 7:00 PM Bucknell #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet/SNY  17 - Joseph   9 - Melo   4 - Carter-Williams, Jardine  W 80–61  17,302 12–0
Dec. 22* 7:00 PM Tulane #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Time Warner SportsNet/SNY  15 - Waiters   5 - Christmas, Melo, Southerland   3 - Carter-Williams, Jardine, Joseph, Triche  W 80–61  18,679 13–0
Big East Regular Season
Dec. 28 7:00 PM Seton Hall #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Big East Network/MSG  15 - Waiters   8 - Fair   4 - Joseph, Jardine, Triche  W 75–49  25,081 14–0 (1–0)
Jan. 1 5:00 PM at DePaul #1 Allstate ArenaRosemont, IL Big East Network/SNY  22 - Joseph   7 - Joseph   3 - Jardine, Waiters  W 87–68  12,102 15–0 (2–0)
Jan. 4 9:00 PM at Providence #1 Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI Big East Network/SNY  16 - Triche   5 - Christmas   11 - Jardine  W 87–73  12,252 16–0 (3–0)
Jan. 7 4:00 PM #20 Marquette #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Big East Network/SNY  17 - Joseph   8 - Fair, Melo   7 - Waiters  W 73–66  25,412 17–0 (4–0)
Jan. 11 7:00 PM at Villanova #1 Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, PA ESPN2  20 - Waiters   7 - Keita   5 - Jardine  W 79–66  14,877 18–0 (5–0)
Jan. 14 6:00 PM Providence #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Big East Network/SNY  13 - Joseph   6 - Fair   9 - Jardine  W 78–55  23,311 19–0 (6–0)
Jan. 16 7:30 PM Pittsburgh #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  16 - Waiters   10 - Melo   10 - Jardine  W 71–63  24,826 20–0 (7–0)
Jan. 21 6:00 PM at Notre Dame #1 Purcell PavilionNotre Dame, IN ESPN  15 - Southerland   5 - Joseph   7 - Jardine  L 58–67  9,149 20–1 (7–1)
Jan. 23 7:00 PM at Cincinnati #3 Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH ESPN  17 - Joseph   9 - Christmas   6 - Jardine  W 60–53  13,176 21–1 (8–1)
Jan. 28 1:00 PM West Virginia #3 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPNU  18 - Triche   7 - Joseph   5 - Jardine  W 63–61  28,740 22–1 (9–1)
Feb. 4 12:00 PM at St. John's #2 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY ESPN  14 - Fair, Melo, Waiters   8 - Joseph   5 - Triche  W 95–70  19,979 23–1 (10–1)
Feb. 8 7:00 PM #11 Georgetown #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  29 - Joseph   9 - Fair   8 - Jardine  W 64–61 OT 27,820 24–1 (11–1)
Feb. 11 1:00 PM Connecticut #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY CBS  21 - Jardine   12 - Fair   6 - Jardine  W 85–67  33,430 25–1 (12–1)
Feb. 13 7:00 PM #19 at Louisville #2 KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY ESPN  13 - Fair   6 - Joseph, Melo   5 - Jardine  W 52–51  22,738 26–1 (13–1)
Feb. 19 1:00 PM at Rutgers #2 Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ ESPN  21 - Fair   8 - Fair   7 - Jardine  W 74–64  8,093 27–1 (14–1)
Feb. 22 7:00 PM USF #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY Big East Network/SNY  15 - Jardine   9 - Joseph   4 - Jardine  W 56–48  25,316 28–1 (15–1)
Feb. 25 9:00 PM at Connecticut #2 Gampel PavilionStorrs, CT ESPN  21 - Joseph   9 - Melo   6 - Jardine  W 71–69  10,167 29–1 (16–1)
Mar. 3 4:00 PM #19 Louisville #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY CBS  18 - Triche   8 - Melo   4 - Triche  W 58–49  33,205 30–1 (17–1)
2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Mar. 8 12:00 PM vs. Connecticut #2 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN  18 - Waiters   7 - Triche   4 - Carter-Williams  W 58–55  20,057 31–1 (17–1)
Mar. 9 7:00 PM vs. Cincinnati #2 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Semifinals)
ESPN  28 - Waiters   11 - Fair   4 - Triche, Waiters  L 68–71  20,057 31–2 (17–1)
2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
Mar. 15 3:10 PM vs. (16) UNC Asheville #2 (1) Consol Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA
(East Region Second Round)
truTV  15 - Southerland   8 - Joseph, Southerland   7 - Jardine  W 72–65  18,927 32–2
Mar. 17 12:15 PM vs. (8) Kansas State #2 (1) Consol Energy Center • Pittsburgh, PA
(East Region Third Round)
CBS  18 - Waiters   11 - Christmas   8 - Jardine  W 75–59  18,588 33–2
Mar. 22 7:15 PM vs. #14 (4) Wisconsin #2 (1) TD GardenBoston, MA
(East Region Semifinals)
CBS  15 - Fair   7 - Fair   4 - Jardine  W 64–63  18,796 34-2
Mar. 24 7:05 PM vs. #7 (2) Ohio State #2 (1) TD Garden • Boston, MA
(East Region Finals)
CBS  15 - Triche   10 - Keita   6 - Jardine  L 70–77  19,026 34-3
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll.. 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 5 5 5 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Coaches 5 5 5 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

2012–13 Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
DaJuan Coleman
C
DeWitt, NY Jamesville-DeWitt High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Oct 25, 2011 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Jerami Grant
PF
Hyattsville, MD DeMatha Catholic High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 16, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #11   ESPN: #15
  • 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 - 2011-12." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-31-12.
  2. ^ "Connecticut, Syracuse Tie For First Place In Preseason Coaches’ Poll". Big East Conference. October 19, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pittsburgh's Gibbs Selected BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year". Big East Conference. October 19, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Melo Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year". Big East Conference. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Marquette Places Two On All-BIG EAST First Team". Big East Conference. March 4, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nabc announces 2012 coaches' division i all-america teams". NABC.org. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "CBT’s Big East postseason awards". NBC Sports. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kansas' Robinson worthy of POY, but Kentucky's Davis is better". CBS Sports. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Conference awards: All-league honors for top players and coaches". CBS Sports. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012.