2013–14 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

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2013–14 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
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Maui Invitational Champions
NCAA Third Round vs. Dayton, L 53–55
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #14
2013–14 record 28–6 (14–4 ACC)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Adrian Autry
Assistant coach Gerry McNamara
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
2013–14 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 7   .811
#14 Syracuse 14 4   .778     28 6   .824
#8 Duke 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
#19 North Carolina 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Pittsburgh 11 7   .611     26 10   .722
Clemson 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
North Carolina State 9 9   .500     22 14   .611
Maryland 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Florida State 9 9   .500     22 14   .611
Miami (FL) 7 11   .389     17 16   .515
Wake Forest 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Georgia Tech 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
Notre Dame 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Boston College 4 14   .222     8 24   .250
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     9 22   .290
2014 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. This marked Syracuse's inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, having moved from the Big East Conference. They finished the season 28–6, 14–4 in ACC play to finish in second place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament to North Carolina State. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Western Michigan in the second round before losing in the third round to Dayton. They started the season 25–0 before losing 6 of their final 9 games.

Preseason[edit]

Roster changes[edit]

Syracuse lost two major contributors to graduation, combo guard Brandon Triche and small forward James Southerland. In addition, point guard Michael Carter-Williams left for the NBA.

Syracuse adds five incoming freshmen and swingman Michael Gbinije now is eligible after sitting out last year because of NCAA transfer rules.

Recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyler Ennis
PG
Brampton, ON St. Benedict's Preparatory School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 16, 2012 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
B.J. Johnson
SF
Ardmore, PA Lower Merion High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Oct 16, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 84
Chinonso Obokoh
C
Rochester, NY Bishop Kearney High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 15, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Ron Patterson
SG
Indianapolis, IN Brewster Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 3, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Tyler Roberson
PF
Union County, NJ Roselle Catholic High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Nov 16, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #6   Rivals: #11  ESPN: #6
  • 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]

At ACC Media Days, members of the media voted C.J. Fair the preseason Player of the Year. The media ranked SU the number two team in the conference behind Duke.[1]

In its preseason rankings, The Sporting News ranked Syracuse eighth overall and second in the ACC behind Duke.[2] TSN named C.J. Fair a third-team All-American.

Lindy’s Sports ranked Syracuse twelfth in its preseason ranking, third in the ACC behind Duke and North Carolina.[3] Lindy's named C.J. Fair its pre-season Player of the Year for the ACC.

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook ranked Syracuse eighth in its preseason ranking, second in the ACC behind Duke.[4]

Syracuse and Indiana prepare for the opening tip on December 3, 2013. Rakeem Christmas, DaJuan Coleman, Trevor Cooney, Tyler Ennis and C.J. Fair started for the Orange.

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 0 Gbinije, MichaelMichael Gbinije 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Benedictine College Prep Richmond, Virginia
F 2 Johnson, B.J.B.J. Johnson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Lower Merion Ardmore, Pennsylvania
F 3 Grant, JeramiJerami Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 203 lb (92 kg) So DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, Maryland
F 5 Fair, C. J.C. J. Fair 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Brewster Academy Baltimore, Maryland
G 10 Cooney, TrevorTrevor Cooney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Sanford Wilmington, Delaware
G 11 Ennis, TylerTyler Ennis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Saint Benedict's (NJ) Brampton, Ontario
C 12 Moussa Keita, BayeBaye Moussa Keita 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Oak Hill Academy Saint Louis, Senegal
F 21 Roberson, TylerTyler Roberson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Roselle Catholic Union, New Jersey
G 23 DeRemer, RussRuss DeRemer 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Sr Xaverian Brothers Wrentham, Massachusetts
F 25 Christmas, RakeemRakeem Christmas 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 242 lb (110 kg) Jr Academy of the New Church Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
F 32 Coleman, DaJuanDaJuan Coleman Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 288 lb (131 kg) So Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 33 Nassar, AlbertAlbert Nassar 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr South Fork Stuart, Florida
G 34 Patterson, RonRon Patterson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Brewster Academy Indianapolis, Indiana
C 35 Obokoh, ChinosoChinoso Obokoh Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Bishop Kearney Rochester, New York
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2014-1-21

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Rakeem Christmas Baye Moussa Keita Chinoso Obokoh
PF Jerami Grant Tyler Roberson Albert Nassar
SF C.J. Fair B.J. Johnson DaJuan Coleman
SG Trevor Cooney Ron Patterson Nolan Hart
PG Tyler Ennis Michael Gbinije Russ DeRemer

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Pts Ldr Reb Ldr Ast Ldr Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
Aug 21* 6:00 pm at McGill University Love Competition Hall • Montreal, Quebec TWCSC  17 - Grant   8 - Grant   3 - Ennis, Patterson  W 80–40  848
Aug 22* 7:00 pm vs. Bishop's University Champlain Gym • Saint-Lambert, Quebec TWCSC  20 - Johnson   10 - Christmas   4 - Christmas, Ennis, Patterson  W 77–35  N/A
Aug 23* 7:30 pm vs. Carleton University Canadian Tire CentreOttawa, Ontario TWCSC  18 - Grant   11 - Keita   4 - Ennis  W 69–65 OT 6,004
Aug 24* 7:00 pm at University of Ottawa Montpetit Hall • Ottawa, Ontario TWCSC  26 - Coleman   11 - Christmas   2 - Cooney, Keita  W 73–50  888
Nov 1* 7:00 ET Holy Family University Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY TWCSC  13 - Fair, Grant   10 - Keita   5 - Fair  W 79–41  8,514
Nov 5* 7:00 ET Ryerson University Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY TWCSC  18 - Fair   10 - Coleman   5 - Ennis  W 81–46  6,674
Regular season
Nov 8* 7:00 pm Cornell #8 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACC Network  27 - Cooney   8 - Ennis   6 - Ennis  W 82–60  24,788 1–0
Nov 12* 7:30 pm Fordham #9 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN3  26 - Fair   10 - Coleman, Grant   5 - Ennis  W 89–74  22,667 2–0
Nov 16* 4:30 pm Colgate #9 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACC Network  20 - Fair   7 - Christmas, Coleman, Fair   3 - Gbinije  W 69–50  25,518 3–0
Nov 18* 7:30 pm St. Francis Brooklyn #9 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY
(Maui Invitational Tournament)
ESPN3  14 - Coleman   7 - Grant   3 - Ennis  W 56–50  23,117 4–0
Nov 25* 5:30 pm vs. Minnesota #8 Lahaina Civic CenterMaui, HI
(Maui Invitational)
ESPN2  16 - Fair   10 - Fair   5 - Ennis  W 75–67  2,400 5–0
Nov 26* 7:00 pm vs. California #8 Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(Maui Invitational)
ESPN  28 - Ennis   8 - Grant   4 - Ennis  W 92–81  2,400 6–0
Nov 27* 10:00 pm vs. #18 Baylor #8 Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(Maui Invitational)
ESPN  24 - Fair   5 - Christmas   9 - Ennis  W 74–67  2,400 7–0
Dec 3* 7:15 pm Indiana #4 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN  21 - Cooney   7 - Ennis   8 - Ennis  W 69–52  26,414 8–0
Dec 7* 7:00 pm Binghamton #4 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN3  19 - Fair   10 - Coleman   5 - Gbinije, Grant  W 93–65  25,844 9–0
Dec 15* 12:00 pm at St. John's #2 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY Fox Sports 1  21 - Ennis, Fair   5 - Fair   6 - Ennis  W 68–63  16,357 10–0
Dec 20* 7:00 pm High Point #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN3  17 - Cooney   5 - Fair   9 - Ennis  W 75–54  19,473 11–0
Dec 28* 2:00 pm #8 Villanova #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY CBS  21 - Cooney   5 - Grant   2 - Cooney, Ennis, Fair, Keita  W 78–62  28,135 12–0
Dec 31* 3:00 pm Eastern Michigan #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPNU  15 - Christmas, Grant   8 - Fair, Grant   9 - Ennis  W 70–48  20,306 13–0
ACC regular season
Jan 4 2:00 pm Miami (FL) #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACC Network  15 - Fair   7 - Christmas   7 - Ennis  W 49–44  21,839 14–0 (1–0)
Jan 7 9:00 pm at Virginia Tech #2 Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ACC Network  17 - Fair   10 - Grant   7 - Ennis  W 72–52  4,367 15–0 (2–0)
Jan 11 12:00 pm North Carolina #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  20 - Fair   12 - Grant   7 - Ennis  W 57–45  32,121 16–0 (3–0)
Jan 13 9:00 pm at Boston College #2 Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA ESPNU  21 - Cooney   8 - Grant   5 - Ennis  W 69–59  8,606 17–0 (4–0)
Jan 18 4:00 pm #22 Pittsburgh #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  16 - Ennis   6 - Fair   3 - Ennis, Grant  W 59–54  30,046 18–0 (5–0)
Jan 25 1:00 pm at Miami (FL) #2 BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL CBS  16 - Grant   8 - Grant   4 - Ennis  W 64–52  7,122 19–0 (6–0)
Jan 29 9:00 pm at Wake Forest #2 Veterans Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC ACC Network  18 - Ennis   12 - Grant   4 - Ennis  W 67–57  12,523 20–0 (7–0)
Feb 1 6:30 pm #17 Duke #2 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY
(College GameDay)
ESPN  28 - Fair   12 - Grant   9 - Ennis  W 91–89 OT 35,466 21–0 (8–0)
Feb 3 7:00 pm Notre Dame #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  33 - Cooney   6 - Christmas   8 - Ennis  W 61–55  25,850 22–0 (9–0)
Feb 9 6:00 pm Clemson #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPNU  19 - Fair   8 - Grant   5 - Ennis  W 57–44  25,931 23–0 (10–0)
Feb 12 7:00 pm at #25 Pittsburgh #1 Peterson Events CenterPittsburgh, PA ESPN  14 - Fair   5 - Christmas, Grant   5 - Ennis  W 58–56  12,935 24–0 (11–0)
Feb 15 7:00 pm North Carolina State #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACC Network  14 - Christmas   14 - Grant   5 - Ennis  W 56–55  31,572 25–0 (12–0)
Feb 19 7:00 pm Boston College #1 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN2  20 - Fair   11 - Christmas, Fair   6 - Ennis  L 62–59 OT 26,716 25–1 (12–1)
Feb 22 7:00 pm at #5 Duke #1 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN  17 - Grant   9 - Keita   6 - Ennis  L 66–60  9,314 25–2 (12–2)
Feb 24 7:00 pm at Maryland #4 Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD ESPN  20 - Ennis   9 - Fair   3 - Ennis  W 57–55  17,950 26–2 (13–2)
Mar 1 4:00 pm at #12 Virginia #4 John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPN  13 - Ennis, Fair   7 - Christmas   4 - Ennis  L 56–75  14,593 26–3 (13–3)
Mar 4 7:00 pm Georgia Tech #7 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACC Network  28 - Fair   10 - Christmas   7 - Ennis  L 62–67  26,766 26–4 (13–4)
Mar 9 2:00 pm at Florida State #7 Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ACC Network  22 - Fair   8 - Grant   4 - Ennis  W 74–58  10,435 27–4 (14–4)
ACC Tournament
Mar 14 7:00 pm vs. North Carolina State #11 Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN2/ACC Network  21 - Ennis   10 - Grant   7 - Ennis  L 63–66  21,533 27–5
NCAA Tournament
Mar 20 2:45 pm vs. #(14 S) Western Michigan #14 (3 S) First Niagara CenterBuffalo, NY
(Second round)
CBS  18 - Cooney   11 - Fair   6 - Ennis  W 77–53  19,260 28–5
Mar 22 7:10 pm vs. (11 S) Dayton #14 (3 S) First Niagara Center • Buffalo, NY
(Third round)
CBS  19 - Ennis   10 - Fair   3 - Ennis  L 53–55  19,290 28–6
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time. During NCAA Tournament (#) is seed within region S=South.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre 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 Wk 19 Wk 20 Final
AP 8 9 9 8 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 4 7 11 14 N/A
Coaches 7 7 7 7 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 5 7 11 12 17

2014–15 Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chris McCullough
PF
Bronx, NY Brewster Academy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 5, 2012 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN grade: 92
Kaleb Joseph
PG
Nashua, NH Cushing Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Aug 17, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 86
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #14   Rivals: N/A  ESPN: #7
  • 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:

2015–16 Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Moustapha Diagne
C
Dakar, Senegal Pope John XXIII High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (110 kg) May 31, 2014 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 87
Franklin Howard
SG
Fairfax, VA Paul VI High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 14, 2014 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 85
Tyler Lydon
PF
Pine Plains, NY Brewster Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Oct 17, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 86
Malachi Richardson
SG
Hamilton, NJ Trenton Catholic Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Dec 13, 2013 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 94
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:

2016–17 Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Matthew Moyer
PF
Columbus, OH Lincoln High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Aug 8, 2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: N/A
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:

References[edit]