2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

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2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
SyracuseOrange.svg
NCAA Tournament East Region 1 Seed, Elite Eight
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
2011–12 record 34–3 (17–1 Big East)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Adrian Autry
Assistant coach Gerry McNamara
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Syracuse 17 1   .944     34 3   .919
#11 Marquette 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Notre Dame 13 5   .722     22 12   .647
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
#15 Georgetown 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
South Florida 12 6   .667     22 14   .611
#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
2012 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2012[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, more wins will be vacated.[2]

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]

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 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/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 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/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 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/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.[3] Kris Joseph was named to the Preseason All-Big East first team and Scoop Jardine was named to the second team.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Joseph to its All-America Second Team.[7]

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.[8]

CBS Sports named Waiters its national Sixth Man of the Year.[9] It also named Waiters All-Big East First Team and Joseph Second Team.[10]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#4 #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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#1 #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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#2 #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
#2 Connecticut 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
#2 #19 at 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
#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
#2 USF 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
#2 at Connecticut 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
#2 #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
#2 vs. Connecticut
Quarterfinals
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
#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
#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
#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
#2 (1) vs. #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
#2 (1) vs. #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]

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 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/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 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/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]