2001–02 Syracuse Orangemen basketball team

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2001-02 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2001-02 record 23-13 (9-7 Big East)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Bernie Fine
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Troy Weaver
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
← 2000-01
2002-03 →
2001–02 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#10 Connecticut 13 3   .813     27 7   .794
#21 Miami 10 6   .625     24 8   .750
St. John's 9 7   .563     20 12   .625
Boston College 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Villanova 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
Providence 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Virginia Tech* 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
West
#9 Pittsburgh 13 3   .813     29 6   .829
Notre Dame 10 6   .625     22 11   .667
Georgetown 9 7   .563     19 11   .633
Syracuse 9 7   .563     23 13   .639
Rutgers 8 8   .500     18 13   .581
Seton Hall 5 11   .313     12 18   .400
West Virginia* 1 15   .063     8 20   .286
† 2002 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 2002[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2002 Big East Tournament

The 2001–02 Syracuse Orangemen basketball team represented Syracuse University in NCAA men's basketball competition in the 2001–02 Division I season. The head coach was Jim Boeheim, serving for his 26th year. The team played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. The team finished with a 23–13 (9–7) record, while making it to the Final Four round of the NIT tournament. The team was led by senior Preston Shumpert and juniors Kueth Duany and DeShaun Williams. Seniors Billy Celuck, sophomores Jeremy McNeil and James Thues and freshmen Craig Forth and Josh Pace and Hakim Warrick were also major contributors.

Roster[edit]

Developments[edit]

  • Syracuse defeated Wake Forest to capture the Preseason NIT Championship.[2]
  • Although Syracuse was ranked as high as No. 7 at one point, Syracuse would lose 9-of-13 games, and would miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1996-97 season.[3]
  • Syracuse advanced to the NIT Postseason Semifinals, where it lost to South Carolina.[4]
  • Shumpert was named to the All-Big East First Team following the season.[5]
  • Following the season, guards DeShaun Williams[6] and James Thues[7] both left the team. Williams transferred to Iona while Thues left for Detroit.

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