2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

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2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
NCAA Tournament East Region 1 Seed, Elite Eight
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 2
2011–12 record 0–3, 34 wins vacated (0–1 Big East, 17 wins vacated)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Adrian Autry
Assistant coach Gerry McNamara
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
2011–12 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 11 Marquette 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Notre Dame 13 5   .722     22 12   .647
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
No. 15 Georgetown 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
South Florida 12 6   .667     22 14   .611
No. 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
*No. 2 Syracuse 0 1   .000     0 3   .000
2012 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2012[1]
*Syracuse:: 30 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(34–3)(17–1); 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.

In 2015, Syracuse voluntarily vacated 9 wins from this season due to participation of ineligible players. Following an NCAA investigation, all 25 other wins were vacated.[2][3]

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]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/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.[4] Kris Joseph was named to the Preseason All-Big East first team and Scoop Jardine was named to the second team.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Joseph to its All-America Second Team.[8]

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.[9]

CBS Sports named Waiters its national Sixth Man of the Year.[10] It also named Waiters All-Big East First Team and Joseph Second Team.[11]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
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 Christmas 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov. 1*
7:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet
No. 5 CSULA (DII) W 79–49 
 12  Melo   9  Keita   7  Jardine  Carrier Dome (8,668)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 8*
7:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet/SNY
No. 5 St. Rose (DII) W 87–69 
 12  Joseph   7  Keita   3  Carter-Williams, Jardine, Waiters  Carrier Dome (8,110)
Syracuse, NY
Regular Season
Nov. 12*
4:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet/SNY
No. 5 Fordham W 78–53  1–0
 16  Joseph   7  Triche   3  Jardine, Triche  Carrier Dome (22,906)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 14*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 5 Manhattan
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 92–56  2–0
 17  Waiters   9  Melo   5  Waiters  Carrier Dome (17,284)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 15*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 5 Albany
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 98–74  3–0
 19  Joseph, Southerland   9  Fair   5  Jardine, Triche, Waiters  Carrier Dome (17,189)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 19*
4:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet/SNY
No. 5 Colgate W 92–47  4–0
 16  Waiters   8  Christmas   6  Jardine  Carrier Dome (21,084)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 23*
9:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 5 vs. Virginia Tech
NIT Season Tipoff
W 69–58  5–0
 20  Joseph   10  Joseph, Fair   6  Triche  Madison Square Garden (8,293)
New York, NY
Nov. 25*
5:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 vs. Stanford
NIT Season Tipoff
W 69–63  6–0
 18  Joseph   9  Joseph, Melo   4  Triche  Madison Square Garden (8,477)
New York, NY
Nov. 29*
7:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet/SNY
No. 4 Eastern Michigan W 84–48  7–0
 19  Southerland   6  Christmas   7  Jardine  Carrier Dome (19,649)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 2*
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 4 No. 10 Florida
SEC–Big East Challenge
W 72–68  8–0
 20  Triche   11  Fair   7  Jardine  Carrier Dome (24,459)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 6*
7:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet/SNY
No. 3 Marshall W 62–56  9–0
 15  Waiters   8  Joseph   4  Jardine  Carrier Dome (19,817)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 10*
7:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet/SNY
No. 3 George Washington W 85–50  10–0
 19  Waiters   8  Joseph   8  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (23,226)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 17*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 1 at NC State W 88–72  11–0
 22  Waiters   6  Melo   4  Jardine, Triche  RBC Center (19,400)
Raleigh, NC
Dec. 20*
7:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet/SNY
No. 1 Bucknell W 80–61  12–0
 17  Joseph   9  Melo   4  Carter-Williams, Jardine  Carrier Dome (17,302)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 22*
7:00 PM, Time Warner SportsNet/SNY
No. 1 Tulane W 80–61  13–0
 15  Waiters   5  Christmas, Melo, Southerland   3  Carter-Williams, Jardine, Joseph, Triche  Carrier Dome (18,679)
Syracuse, NY
Big East Regular Season
Dec. 28
7:00 PM, Big East Network/MSG
No. 1 Seton Hall W 75–49  14–0 (1–0)
 15  Waiters   8  Fair   4  Joseph, Jardine, Triche  Carrier Dome (25,081)
Syracuse, NY
Jan. 1
5:00 PM, Big East Network/SNY
No. 1 at DePaul W 87–68  15–0 (2–0)
 22  Joseph   7  Joseph   3  Jardine, Waiters  Allstate Arena (12,102)
Rosemont, IL
Jan. 4
9:00 PM, Big East Network/SNY
No. 1 at Providence W 87–73  16–0 (3–0)
 16  Triche   5  Christmas   11  Jardine  Dunkin' Donuts Center (12,252)
Providence, RI
Jan. 7
4:00 PM, Big East Network/SNY
No. 1 No. 20 Marquette W 73–66  17–0 (4–0)
 17  Joseph   8  Fair, Melo   7  Waiters  Carrier Dome (25,412)
Syracuse, NY
Jan. 11
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 1 at Villanova W 79–66  18–0 (5–0)
 20  Waiters   7  Keita   5  Jardine  Wells Fargo Center (14,877)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 14
6:00 PM, Big East Network/SNY
No. 1 Providence W 78–55  19–0 (6–0)
 13  Joseph   6  Fair   9  Jardine  Carrier Dome (23,311)
Syracuse, NY
Jan. 16
7:30 PM, ESPN
No. 1 Pittsburgh W 71–63  20–0 (7–0)
 16  Waiters   10  Melo   10  Jardine  Carrier Dome (24,826)
Syracuse, NY
Jan. 21
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 at Notre Dame L 58–67  20–1 (7–1)
 15  Southerland   5  Joseph   7  Jardine  Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
Notre Dame, IN
Jan. 23
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 at Cincinnati W 60–53  21–1 (8–1)
 17  Joseph   9  Christmas   6  Jardine  Fifth Third Arena (13,176)
Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 28
1:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 3 West Virginia W 63–61  22–1 (9–1)
 18  Triche   7  Joseph   5  Jardine  Carrier Dome (28,740)
Syracuse, NY
Feb. 4
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 at St. John's W 95–70  23–1 (10–1)
 14  Fair, Melo, Waiters   8  Joseph   5  Triche  Madison Square Garden (19,979)
New York, NY
Feb. 8
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 No. 11 Georgetown W 64–61 OT 24–1 (11–1)
 29  Joseph   9  Fair   8  Jardine  Carrier Dome (27,820)
Syracuse, NY
Feb. 11
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 Connecticut
Rivalry
W 85–67  25–1 (12–1)
 21  Jardine   12  Fair   6  Jardine  Carrier Dome (33,430)
Syracuse, NY
Feb. 13
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 at No. 19 Louisville W 52–51  26–1 (13–1)
 13  Fair   6  Joseph, Melo   5  Jardine  KFC Yum! Center (22,738)
Louisville, KY
Feb. 19
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 at Rutgers W 74–64  27–1 (14–1)
 21  Fair   8  Fair   7  Jardine  Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,093)
Piscataway, NJ
Feb. 22
7:00 PM, Big East Network/SNY
No. 2 South Florida W 56–48  28–1 (15–1)
 15  Jardine   9  Joseph   4  Jardine  Carrier Dome (25,316)
Syracuse, NY
Feb. 25
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 at Connecticut
Rivalry
W 71–69  29–1 (16–1)
 21  Joseph   9  Melo   6  Jardine  Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
Mar. 3
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 No. 19 Louisville W 58–49  30–1 (17–1)
 18  Triche   8  Melo   4  Triche  Carrier Dome (33,205)
Syracuse, NY
2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Mar. 8
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 vs. Connecticut
Quarterfinals/Rivalry
W 58–55  31–1 (17–1)
 18  Waiters   7  Triche   4  Carter-Williams  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
Mar. 9
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 vs. Cincinnati
Semifinals
L 68–71  31–2 (17–1)
 28  Waiters   11  Fair   4  Triche, Waiters  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
Mar. 15
3:10 PM, truTV
No. 2 (1) vs. (16) UNC Asheville
East Region Second Round
W 72–65  32–2
 15  Southerland   8  Joseph, Southerland   7  Jardine  Consol Energy Center (18,927)
Pittsburgh, PA
Mar. 17
12:15 PM, CBS
No. 2 (1) vs. (8) Kansas State
East Region Third Round
W 75–59  33–2
 18  Waiters   11  Christmas   8  Jardine  Consol Energy Center (18,588)
Pittsburgh, PA
Mar. 22
7:15 PM, CBS
No. 2 (1) vs. No. 14 (4) Wisconsin
East Region Semifinals
W 64–63  34-2
 15  Fair   7  Fair   4  Jardine  TD Garden (18,796)
Boston, MA
Mar. 24
7:05 PM, CBS
No. 2 (1) vs. No. 7 (2) Ohio State
East Region Finals
L 70–77  34-3
 15  Triche   10  Keita   6  Jardine  TD Garden (19,026)
Boston, MA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll.. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
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]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/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. ^ http://cuse.com/news/2015/3/6/GEN_0306155633.aspx?path=mbasket
  3. ^ NCAA Career Statistics, search under coach for Jim Boeheim
  4. ^ "Connecticut, Syracuse Tie For First Place In Preseason Coaches’ Poll". Big East Conference. October 19, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pittsburgh's Gibbs Selected BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year". Big East Conference. October 19, 2011. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Melo Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year". Big East Conference. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Marquette Places Two On All-BIG EAST First Team". Big East Conference. March 4, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nabc announces 2012 coaches' division i all-america teams". NABC.org. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ "CBT’s Big East postseason awards". NBC Sports. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kansas' Robinson worthy of POY, but Kentucky's Davis is better". CBS Sports. March 13, 2012. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Conference awards: All-league honors for top players and coaches". CBS Sports. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012.