Syracuse Orange men's basketball

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Syracuse Orange
2014–15 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Syracuse Orange athletic logo
University Syracuse University
Conference ACC
Location Syracuse, NY
Head coach Jim Boeheim (39th year)
Arena Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 35,446)
Nickname Orange
Colors

Orange, White, and Navy (Navy is unofficial accent color)

                  
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta champions
1918, 1926
Pre-tournament Helms champions
1918, 1926
NCAA Tournament champions
2003
NCAA Tournament runner up
1987, 1996
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1975, 1987, 1996, 2003, 2013
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1957, 1966, 1975, 1987, 1989, 1996, 2003, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1957, 1966, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1957, 1966, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1981, 1988, 1992, 2005, 2006
Conference regular season champions
1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2003, 2010, 2012

The Syracuse Orange men's basketball program is an intercollegiate men's basketball team representing Syracuse University. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Since playing its first official season in 1900-1901, the Orange has established a strong reputation as the fifth winningest men's Division I basketball team of all-time, and currently holds an active NCAA-record 43 consecutive winning seasons.[1]

In its 36th year under current head coach Jim Boeheim, the team has compiled an all-time record 34 20-win seasons, including ten Big East regular season championships, five Big East Tournament championships, 29 NCAA Tournament appearances (and 35 all-time), and three appearances in the national title game. In those games, the Orange lost to Indiana in 1987 and Kentucky in 1996, before defeating Kansas for the title in 2003. Syracuse annually brings in one of the strongest recruiting classes in the country.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

Syracuse fielded its first varsity basketball team in 1900-01. The program rose to national prominence early in its history, being recognized by the Helms Athletic Foundation as National Champions for 1918 and 1926. The program made National Invitation Tournament appearances in 1946 and 1950, won the 1951 National Campus Tournament, and made its first NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament appearance in 1957. Notable early era players included Hall of Famer Vic Hanson and racial pioneer Wilmeth Sidat-Singh.

National emergence[edit]

The modern era of Syracuse basketball began with the arrival of future Hall of Famer Dave Bing. As a sophomore in 1964, Bing led the team to an NIT appearance and as a senior in 1966, he led the team to its second NCAA Tournament appearance, where it reached the regional final.[2] Bing's backcourt partner on these teams was future Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.

Syracuse remained competitive after Bing's departure, with NIT appearances in 1967, 1971, and 1972. Under coach Roy Danforth, in 1973, the team began a string of consecutive NCAA appearances highlighted by a Final Four appearance in 1975. The 1975 squad featured guard Jim Lee and forward Rudy Hackett and was affectionately known as "Roy's Runts."[3]

Boeheim takes over[edit]

Following the 1976 season, Danforth was hired away by Tulane University and the University turned to young assistant Jim Boeheim to assume the helm. Boeheim extended the string of NCAA appearances to nine, with bids in each of his first four seasons, a period in which his teams won 100 games. These teams featured star forward Louis Orr and center Roosevelt Bouie and were sometimes referred to as the "Louie and Bouie Show."[4]

A new conference[edit]

Syracuse was a founding member of the Big East Conference in 1979, along with Georgetown University, St. John's University and Providence College. Syracuse and Georgetown were each ranked in the top ten in 1980, and a new and major rivalry blossomed when Georgetown snapped Syracuse's 57-game home winning streak in the final men's basketball game played at Manley Field House.[5] Over the next ten seasons, these two schools met eight times in the Big East Tournament, four times in the finals, and met numerous times on national television during the regular season.

Syracuse won the Big East Tournament in 1981, but was passed over by the NCAA Tournament. The team, featuring Danny Schayes and Leo Rautins, finished runner-up in the NIT.[6] The team returned to the NIT in 1982, before beginning another extended streak of NCAA appearances in 1983.

Buoyed by the visibility provided by the Big East and by rising attendances at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse continued to increase in national prominence regardless of their lack of both conference or national titles. Heralded high school phenomenon Dwayne "Pearl" Washington joined the team in 1983, and led the school to NCAA appearances in 1984, 1985, and 1986, before leaving school early for the NBA Draft.[7]

Falling just short[edit]

Despite the early loss of Washington, Syracuse returned to the NCAAs in 1987, with a team featuring Rony Seikaly, Sherman Douglas and freshman Derrick Coleman, reaching the National Championship game before losing, 74–73, in the final to Indiana on a last-second jump shot by Keith Smart.[8] Led by Coleman, Douglas, Seikaly, Stephen Thompson and Billy Owens, the school extended its string of NCAA appearances to 10 seasons before that string was broken in 1993, due to NCAA sanctions resulting from an incident involving a booster.[9]

Led by guard Lawrence Moten and forward/center John Wallace, the school returned to the NCAAs in 1994 and 1995. In 1996, Wallace led the team to its third Final Four appearance, where it played impressively before losing, 76–67, in the final to a heavily favored Kentucky team that included nine future NBA players. (Kentucky head coach Rick Pitino had been an assistant coach to Boeheim in 1976, 1977.)[10]

A new millennium dawns[edit]

Andy Rautins

The 1997 squad won 19 games but was bypassed by the NCAA Tournament and appeared in the NIT. The 1998, 1999, and 2000 squads featuring guard Jason Hart and center Etan Thomas all earned NCAA bids.[11] In 2000, the University also named its All-Century Team, recognizing its greatest players of the 20th century and the school's first 100 years of basketball.[12] The team made a fourth consecutive NCAA appearance in 2001, but returned to the NIT in 2002, despite having a 20-win season. This marked the first time a school with 20 wins from the Big East Conference was denied a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Champions at last[edit]

Although unranked in the preseason polls for the 2002-03 season, led by freshmen Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara and sophomore Hakim Warrick, the Orangemen won their first NCAA Tournament Championship with an 81–78 defeat of the University of Kansas in the final. Anthony was named NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player.[13]

After the crown[edit]

View of the Carrier Dome in its basketball configuration. View from Section 307, Row U.

Anthony left for the NBA Draft after the school year, but McNamara and Warrick stayed on, leading the team to NCAA bids in 2004 and 2005.[14] The latter season saw Syracuse introduce a new nickname, dropping "Orangemen" and "Orangewomen" in favor of "Orange".

In 2006, McNamara would lead the Orange to an extremely unexpected Big East Championship victory, making the 9th-seeded Orange the lowest seed to ever win the championship and only the 3rd school to repeat as Big East tournament champions, but was immediately defeated in the opening round of the 2006 NCAA tournament by Texas A&M, 66–58.[15]

The 2007-08 season for the Orange was up and down. The Orange had a 50-point win over East Tennessee State on December 15, the largest margin of victory in 20 seasons.[16] They recorded top-25 wins over Georgetown[17] and Marquette.[18] But the team lost to Villanova in the Big East Tournament opening round, and to UMass in the NIT. UMass became the first team ever to beat the Orange twice in the same season at the Carrier Dome.[19]

In the 2008-09 season Syracuse was led by sophomore guard Jonny Flynn. The team returned key players like Eric Devendorf, Andy Rautins, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku and Paul Harris. Syracuse gained a tremendous amount of media attention following a 127–117 upset of UConn in six overtimes during the early morning hours of March 13, 2009 "the Game that wouldn't end" to advance to the semifinals of the Big East Conference Tournament. This game solidified their seeding in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. This game was the second longest of any game in NCAA History and only the 4th to make it into six overtimes.[20] However, they lost in the Big East Final. Syracuse received a 3 seed and beat Stephen F. Austin 59–44 in the First Round. Syracuse stamped its ticket to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2004, defeating 6th seed Arizona State 78–67. However, the season ended with a loss to No. 2 seed Oklahoma, as the Sooners ended the Orange's season with an 84–71 loss.[21]

At the start of the 2009-10 season, having lost three key players (Devendorf, Flynn, Harris) from the previous season, the Orange was not considered a top contender, unranked[22] in the preseason AP Poll. An early exhibition game loss to local LeMoyne College, a Division II school, did little to improve the outlook. However, led by its starters, returning seniors Andy Rautins and Arinze Onuaku, junior Rick Jackson, a relatively unknown transfer from Iowa State University, forward Wes Johnson, freshman point guard Brandon Triche, plus standout reserve players, sophomores Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine, the team began to deliver, winning its first 13 regular season games. By the second week of rankings, the Orange had climbed into the top ten, staying in the top five continuously from week 9. Syracuse reached a number one ranking two weeks before the season ended, finishing the season in fourth place with its best-ever regular season win–loss performance, at 28-3. It finished on top of the Big East for the regular season, losing in the Big East Tournament's quarter finals. A 1-seed in the West Region of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, the Orange fell in the Sweet Sixteen to 5-seed and AP #11 Butler to end the season 30–5.

Senior Big East Defensive player of the Year Rick Jackson and Juniors Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine led the 2010-2011 Orange. Syracuse started strong by winning their first 18 contests before losing in Pittsburgh. That loss started a slide for the Orange, who lost six of their next eight games. The Orange regained their momentum by beating the West Virginia Mountaineers to start a six-game winning streak before losing in overtime to the Connecticut Huskies in the semi-finals of the Big East Tournament. With a record of 28-7, the Orange garnered a #3 seed in the East Region of the NCAA tournament. The Orange easily handled Indiana State 77-60 in their first game. The Orange faced Marquette in the second round when one of the tournament's more controversial moments occurred. With the game tied at 59 with 51 seconds left, a backcourt violation was called on the Orange when Scoop Jardine retrieved Dion Waiters' inbound pass with one foot landing in the front court before his second settled in the backcourt. NCAA officiating coordinator John Adams admitted the call was made in error however; the officials were unaware of the full rule.[23] According to the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Rulebook, Rule 4, Section 3, Article 8 states: "After a jump ball or during a throw-in, the player in his/her front court, who makes the initial touch on the ball while both feet are off the playing court, may be the first to secure control of the ball and land with one or both feet in the back court. It makes no difference if the first foot down was in the front court or back court." Marquette guard Darius Johnson-Odom hit a three-pointer on the ensuing possession with 27 second left to give the Golden Eagles the lead for good and a spot to the Sweet Sixteen. The loss culminated a season in which SU remained undefeated outside of their conference for the first time in the program's history.

2012-13 was the school's last season in the Big East Conference. Led by sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams and Junior forward C.J. Fair, the team made its fifth trip to the Final Four.

New conference[edit]

On July 1, 2013, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh joined the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

In its first season in the conference, Syracuse started 25-0 before losing six of its last nine games. The team featured two Second Team All Americans, point guard Tyler Ennis and forward C.J. Fair,[24] and finished second in the ACC regular season standings.

As of the end of the 2013/2014 season, Syracuse has an active record of 44 consecutive winning seasons, with their last non-winning season being the 1969/1970 season when the team finished with 12 wins and 12 loses.[25] In this time Syracuse has made 37 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 5 Final Four appearances and one NCAA Tournament Championship.[25] The program has also made 12 NIT appearances and won 2 early (pre-tournament era) national championships. The program has produced 2 Hall of Fame players, Vic Hanson and Dave Bing, and one Hall of Fame coach, Jim Boeheim.

Home court[edit]

Syracuse home games in the early years were played at Archbold Gymnasium, an on-campus gym that is still used for various university activities. After a 1947 fire, most home games were played at Syracuse's state fairgrounds' Coliseum and other local venues. In 1962, home games moved to the newly constructed Manley Field House which finally gave the team a powerful home court advantage. The team became so fond of the space that its coaches objected to moving to the Carrier Dome when it was opened in 1980. But the team was moved anyway, because the Dome could not survive on a schedule of just 6 home football games a year. In its setup for basketball, the Dome can hold crowds of more than 30,000 for its biggest games, an advantage that has served to intimidate opposing teams for more than 30 years.[26]

On February 1, 2014 Syracuse broke its own record for the largest on-campus crowd at a college basketball game against Duke University with a crowd of 35,466. The game was also the third most viewed regular season game in ESPN history, with 4.75 million viewers. The previous record attendance was set in February, 2013 in a game against long-time rival Georgetown University.[27] The total ticket count for that game was 35,012.[27]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Orange have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 36 times. Their combined record is 61–36. They were National Champions in 2003.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1957 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Connecticut
Lafayette
North Carolina
W 82–76
W 75–71
L 58–67
1966 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Davidson
Duke
W 94–78
L 81–91
1973 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Furman
Maryland
Penn
W 83–82
L 75–91
W 69–68
1974 First Round Oral Roberts L 82–86OT
1975 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
La Salle
North Carolina
Kansas State
Kentucky
Louisville
W 87–83OT
W 78–76
W 95–87OT
L 79–95
L 88–96OT
1976 First Round Texas Tech L 56–69
1977 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Tennessee
Charlotte
W 93–88OT
L 59–81
1978 First Round WKU L 86–87OT
1979 #4 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#5 Connecticut
#9 Penn
W 89–81
L 76–84
1980 #1 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#8 Villanova
#5 Iowa
W 97–83
L 77–88
1983 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Morehead State
#3 Ohio State
W 74–59
L 74–79
1984 #3 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 VCU
#7 Virginia
W 78–63
L 55–63
1985 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 DePaul
#2 Georgia Tech
W 70–65
L 53–70
1986 #2 First Round
Second Round
#15 Brown
#7 Navy
W 101–52
L 85–97
1987 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#15 Georgia Southern
#10 WKU
#6 Florida
#1 North Carolina
#6 Providence
#1 Indiana
W 79–73
W 104–86
W 87–81
W 79–75
W 77–63
L 73–74
1988 #3 First Round
Second Round
#14 North Carolorna A&T
#11 Rhode Island
W 69–55
L 94–97
1989 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Bucknell
#10 Colorado State
#3 Missouri
#1 Illinois
W 104–81
W 65–50
W 83–80
L 86–89
1990 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Coppin State
#7 Virginia
#6 Minnesota
W 70–48
W 63–61
L 75–82
1992 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Princeton
#3 Massachusetts
W 51–43
L 71–77
1994 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Hawaiʻi
#12 Green Bay
#1 Missouri
W 92–78
W 64–59
L 88–98OT
1995 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Southern Illinois
#2 Arkansas
W 96–92
L 94–96OT
1996 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#13 Montana State
#12 Drexel
#8 Georgia
#2 Kansas
#5 Mississippi State
#1 Kentucky
W 88–55
W 69–58
W 83–81OT
W 60–57
W 77–69
L 67–76
1998 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Iona
#4 New Mexico
#1 Duke
W 63–61
W 56–46
L 80–67
1999 #8 First Round #9 Oklahoma State L 61–69
2000 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Samford
#5 Kentucky
#1 Michigan State
W 79–65
W 52–50
L 58–75
2001 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Hawaiʻi
#4 Kansas
W 79–69
L 58–87
2003 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championshiop
#14 Manhattan
#6 Oklahoma State
#10 Auburn
#1 Oklahoma
#1 Texas
#2 Kansas
W 76–65
W 68–56
W 79–78
W 63–47
W 95–84
W 81–78
2004 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 BYU
#4 Maryland
#8 Alabama
W 80–75
W 72–70
L 71–80
2005 #4 First Round #13 Vermont L 57–60OT
2006 #5 First Round #12 Texas A&M L 58–66
2009 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Stephen F. Austin
#6 Arizona State
#2 Oklahoma
W 59–44
W 78–67
L 71–84
2010 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Vermont
#8 Gonzaga
#5 Butler
W 79–56
W 87–65
L 59–63
2011 #3 First Round
Second Round
#14 Indiana State
#11 Marquette
W 77–60
L 62–66
2012 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#16 UNC Asheville
#8 Kansas State
#4 Wisconsin
#2 Ohio State
W 72–65
W 75–59
W 64–63
L 70–77
2013 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#13 Montana
#12 California
#1 Indiana
#3 Marquette
#4 Michigan
W 81–34
W 66–60
W 61–50
W 55–39
L 56–61
2014 #3 First Round
Second Round
#14 Western Michigan
#11 Dayton
W 77–53
L 55-53

NIT results[edit]

The Orange have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 12 times. Their combined record is 14–13.

Year Round Opponent Result
1946 Quarterfinals Muhlenberg L 41–47
1950 First Round
Quarterfinals
Long Island
Bradley
W 80–52
L 66–78
1964 First Round NYU L 68–77
1967 First Round New Mexico L 64–66
1971 First Round Michigan L 76–86
1972 First Round
Second Round
Davidson
Maryland
W 81–77
L 65–71
1981 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Marquette
Holy Cross
Michigan
Purdue
Tulsa
W 88–81
W 77–75
W 91–76
W 70–63
L 84–86
1982 First Round
Second Round
Saint Peter's
Bradley
W 84–75
L 81–95
1997 First Round Florida State L 67–82
2002 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
St. Bonaventure
Butler
Richmond
South Carolina
Temple
W 76–66
W 66–65
W 62–46
L 59–66
L 64–65
2007 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
South Alabama
San Diego State
Clemson
W 79–73
W 80–64
L 70–74
2008 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Robert Morris
Maryland
Massachusetts
W 87–81
W 88–72
L 77–81

National Campus Basketball Tournament results[edit]

The Orange appeared in the only National Campus Basketball Tournament where they were champions with a record of 3–0.

Year Round Opponent Result
1951 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Toledo
Utah
Bradley
W 69–52
W 74–57
W 76–75

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Overall
Wins
Overall
Losses
Pct. Conf.
Wins
Conf.
Losses
Pct. Conference
Finish
Conference
Tournament
Postseason Head Coach Team
Accomplishment
1900-01 2 2 .500 -- -- -- -- -- None No Coach
1901-02 3 3 .500 -- -- -- -- -- None No Coach
1902-03 1 8 .111 -- -- -- -- -- None No Coach
1903-04 11 8 .579 -- -- -- -- -- None John A. R. Scott
1904-05 14 7 .667 -- -- -- -- -- None John A. R. Scott
1905-06 9 3 .750 -- -- -- -- -- None John A. R. Scott
1906-07 4 3 .571 -- -- -- -- -- None John A. R. Scott
1907-08 10 3 .769 -- -- -- -- -- None John A. R. Scott
1908-09 7 8 .467 -- -- -- -- -- None John A. R. Scott
1909-10 3 11 .214 -- -- -- -- -- None John A. R. Scott
1910-11 6 11 .353 -- -- -- -- -- None John A. R. Scott
1911-12 11 3 .786 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1912-13 8 3 .727 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1913-14 12 0 1.000 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1914-15 10 1 .909 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1915-16 9 3 .750 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1916-17 13 3 .813 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1917-18 16 1 .941 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard National Champions
1918-19 13 3 .813 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1919-20 15 3 .833 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1920-21 12 9 .571 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1921-22 16 8 .667 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1922-23 8 12 .400 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1923-24 8 10 .444 -- -- -- -- -- None Edmund Dollard
1924-25 15 2 .882 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1925-26 19 1 .950 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas National Champions
1926-27 15 4 .789 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1927-28 10 6 .625 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1928-29 11 4 .733 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1929-30 18 2 .900 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1930-31 16 4 .800 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1931-32 13 8 .619 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1932-33 14 2 .875 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1933-34 15 2 .882 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1934-35 15 2 .882 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1935-36 12 5 .706 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1936-37 13 4 .765 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1937-38 14 5 .737 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1938-39 15 4 .789 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1939-40 10 8 .556 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1940-41 14 5 .737 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1941-42 15 6 .714 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1942-43 8 10 .444 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1943-44 Did not play - Team suspended
1944-45 7 12 .368 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1945-46 23 4 .852 -- -- -- -- -- NIT Lewis Andreas
1946-47 19 6 .760 -- -- -- -- -- NCAA District II Lewis Andreas
1947-48 11 13 .458 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1948-49 18 7 .720 -- -- -- -- -- None Lewis Andreas
1949-50 18 9 .667 -- -- -- -- -- NIT Lewis Andreas
1950-51 19 9 .679 -- -- -- -- -- National Campus Tournament Champions[28] Marc Guley
1951-52 14 6 .700 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1952-53 7 11 .389 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1953-54 10 9 .526 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1954-55 10 11 .476 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1955-56 14 8 .636 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1956-57 18 7 .720 -- -- -- -- -- NCAA Marc Guley
1957-58 11 10 .524 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1958-59 14 9 .609 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1959-60 13 8 .619 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1960-61 4 19 .174 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1961-62 2 22 .083 -- -- -- -- -- None Marc Guley
1962-63 8 13 .381 -- -- -- -- -- None Fred Lewis
1963-64 17 8 .680 -- -- -- -- -- NIT Fred Lewis
1964-65 13 10 .565 -- -- -- -- -- None Fred Lewis
1965-66 22 6 .786 -- -- -- -- -- NCAA Fred Lewis
1966-67 20 6 .769 -- -- -- -- -- NIT Fred Lewis
1967-68 11 14 .440 -- -- -- -- -- None Fred Lewis
1968-69 9 16 .360 -- -- -- -- -- None Roy Danforth
1969-70 12 12 .500 -- -- -- -- -- None Roy Danforth
1970-71 19 7 .731 -- -- -- -- -- NIT Roy Danforth
1971-72 22 6 .786 -- -- -- -- -- NIT Roy Danforth
1972-73 24 5 .828 -- -- -- -- -- NCAA Roy Danforth
1973-74 19 7 .731 -- -- -- -- -- NCAA Roy Danforth
1974-75 23 9 .719 -- -- -- -- Won ECAC Upstate tournament[29] NCAA Roy Danforth Final Four
1975-76 20 9 .690 -- -- -- -- Won ECAC Upstate tournament[30] NCAA Roy Danforth
1976-77 26 4 .867 -- -- -- -- Won ECAC Upstate-South tournament[31] NCAA Jim Boeheim
1977-78 22 6 .786 -- -- -- -- Lost in semifinals of ECAC Upstate-South tournament[32] NCAA Jim Boeheim
1978-79 26 4 .867 -- -- -- -- Lost in finals of ECAC Upstate-South tournament[33] NCAA Jim Boeheim
1979-80 26 4 .867 5 1 .833 T-1st (Big East) Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1980-81 22 12 .647 6 8 .429 6th Conference Champion NIT Jim Boeheim
1981-82 16 13 .552 7 7 .500 5th Lost in quarter-finals NIT Jim Boeheim
1982-83 21 10 .677 9 7 .563 5th Lost in semi-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1983-84 23 9 .719 12 4 .750 2nd Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1984-85 22 9 .710 9 7 .563 3rd Lost in semi-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1985-86 26 6 .813 14 2 .875 1st Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1986-87 31 7 .816 12 4 .750 1st Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim Final Four
1987-88 26 9 .743 11 5 .688 2nd Conference Champion NCAA Jim Boeheim
1988-89 30 8 .789 10 6 .625 3rd Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1989-90 26 7 .788 12 4 .750 1st Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1990-91 26 6 .813 12 4 .750 1st Lost in quarter-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1991-92 22 10 .688 10 8 .556 5th Conference Champion NCAA Jim Boeheim
1992-93 20 9 .690 10 8 .556 3rd Lost in finals None Jim Boeheim
1993-94 23 7 .767 13 5 .722 2nd Lost in quarter-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1994-95 20 10 .667 12 6 .667 3rd Lost in quarter-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1995-96 29 9 .763 12 6 .667 2nd (Big East 7) Lost in semi-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim Final Four
1996-97 19 13 .594 9 9 .500 4th (Big East 7) Lost in quarter-finals NIT Jim Boeheim
1997-98 26 9 .743 12 6 .667 1st (Big East 7) Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1998-99 21 12 .636 10 8 .556 4th Lost in semi-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
1999-00 26 6 .813 13 3 .813 1st Lost in quarter-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
2000-01 25 9 .735 10 6 .625 T-2nd (West) Lost in semi-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
2001-02 23 13 .639 9 7 .563 T-3rd (West) Lost in 1st Round NIT Jim Boeheim
2002-03 30 5 .857 13 3 .813 T-1st (West) Lost in semi-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim National Champions
2003-04 23 8 .742 11 5 .688 T-3rd Lost in quarter-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim
2004-05 27 7 .794 11 5 .688 T-3rd Conference Champion NCAA Jim Boeheim
2005-06 23 12 .657 7 9 .438 T-9th Conference Champion NCAA Jim Boeheim
2006-07 24 11 .686 10 6 .625 T-5th Lost in quarter-finals NIT Jim Boeheim
2007-08 21 14 .600 9 9 .500 T-8th Lost in quarter-finals NIT Jim Boeheim
2008-09 28 9 .757 11 7 .611 6th Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim #3 seed in South Region, lost in Sweet 16
2009-10 30 5 .857 15 3 .833 1st Lost in quarter-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim #1 seed in West Region, lost in Sweet 16
2010-11 27 8 .771 12 6 .667 T-3rd Lost in semi-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim #3 seed in East Region, lost in 2nd round
2011-12 34 3 .919 17 1 .944 1st Lost in semi-finals NCAA Jim Boeheim #1 seed in East Region, lost in Elite Eight
2012-13 30 10 .757 11 7 .611 5th Lost in finals NCAA Jim Boeheim Final Four
2013-14 28 6 .824 14 4 .778 2nd - ACC Lost in First Round NCAA Jim Boeheim #3 seed in South Region, lost in Round of 32
113
Seasons
1895 831 .695 379 192 .664 10 Big East titles
(Regular season)
5 Big East
tournament titles
37 NCAA bids (7th)
12 NIT bids
5 Final Fours 1 NCAA National
Championship

Basketball "retired" uniforms[edit]

Syracuse University honors jersey/uniform numbers of its athletes but officially, the numbers are not "retired" and remain active.[34] Historically, Syracuse University has restricted the men's basketball team from wearing such numbers but there have also been times where this is not the case. An example of the former is Carmelo Anthony, who wore #22 in high school but since the number was already "retired" at Syracuse, Anthony chose #15 as an alternate upon his arrival. Similarly, Gerry McNamara wore #31 in high school, also "retired" by Syracuse University (McNamara chose #3 instead). Conversely, both #4 and #20 were worn during the 2010-2011 through 2012-2013 seasons.

  • Ronny Seikaly - 4
  • Vic Hanson - 8
  • Carmelo Anthony - 15
  • Billy Gabor - 17
  • Wilmeth Sidat-Singh - 19
  • Sherman Douglas - 20
  • Dave Bing - 22
  • Billy Owens - 30
  • Dwyane Washington - 31
  • Derrick Colman - 44

Players currently in the NBA[edit]

Players currently playing professionally around the world[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Syracuse University All Century Team
  13. ^ "NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball - Syracuse vs. Kansas". USA Today. July 23, 2002. 
  14. ^ ESPN - Vermont vs. Syracuse - Recap - March 18, 2005
  15. ^ ESPN - Texas A&M vs. Syracuse - Recap - March 16, 2006
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  28. ^ 1951 National Campus Basketball Tournament
  29. ^ 1975 ECAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
  30. ^ 1976 ECAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
  31. ^ 1977 ECAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
  32. ^ 1978 ECAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
  33. ^ 1979 ECAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
  34. ^ "Syracuse's honored (not retired) basketball jerseys.". Syracuse Post-Standard. July 29, 2014. 

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