2004–05 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

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2004–05 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Big East Tournament Champions
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 21
AP No. 11
2004–05 record 12–7, 15 wins vacated (?–5 Big East, ? wins vacated)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Bernie Fine
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Rob Murphy
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
2004–05 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Boston College 13 3   .813     25 5   .833
#13 Connecticut 13 3   .813     23 8   .742
#19 Villanova 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Pittsburgh 10 6   .625     20 9   .690
Notre Dame 9 7   .563     17 12   .586
Georgetown 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
West Virginia 8 8   .500     24 11   .686
Providence 4 12   .250     14 17   .452
Seton Hall 4 12   .250     12 16   .429
Rutgers 2 14   .125     10 19   .345
St. John's* 3 13   .188     9 18   .333
#11 Syracuse†** 5   .000     12 7   .632
2005 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2005; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2005 Big East Tournament.
**Syracuse had 15 regular season games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Syracuse′s disputed record was 27–7, 11–5.

The 2004–05 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University in the 2004–05 NCAA Division I season. This was the first season in which Syracuse used its current nickname of "Orange"; previously, Syracuse teams had been known as "Orangemen" and "Orangewomen", depending on sex. The head coach was Jim Boeheim, serving for his 29th year. The team played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. The team finished with a 27–7 (11–5) record, while making it to the first round of the NCAA tournament. The team was led by senior Hakim Warrick and junior Gerry McNamara. Seniors Josh Pace and Craig Forth were also major contributors.

Due to NCAA sanctions for use of ineligible players, 15 wins from this season have been vacated.[1][2][3]

Roster[edit]

Developments[edit]

  • No. 4 seed Syracuse was upset by No. 13 seed Vermont in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It marked the first time a Boeheim-coached team had been knocked out in the first round since the 1998–1999 season.[4]
  • Syracuse captured its first Big East title since 1992 as it beat Rutgers, Connecticut and West Virginia along the way. Warrick averaged better than 22 points in those three games and was named the Big East Conference Championship MVP and Big East Player of the Year.[5]
  • Billy Edelin played just 20 games and left the team for undisclosed reasons after the team's Feb. 19 game against Boston College. Edelin would never play another game for Syracuse.[6]
  • Syracuse captured the 2004 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic as then-No. 6 Syracuse defeated then-No. 24 Memphis, 77–62, at Madison Square Garden.[7]
  • Syracuse started the season ranked No. 6 in the country.

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