Syracuse Orange men's basketball

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The Syracuse Orange men's basketball program, known traditionally as the "Syracuse Orangemen", is an intercollegiate men's basketball team representing Syracuse University.wikipedia
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Jim Boeheim

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In its 42nd year under current head coach Jim Boeheim, the team has compiled an all-time record 38 20-win seasons, including 10 Big East regular season championships, 5 Big East Tournament championships, 34 NCAA Tournament appearances (and 40 all-time), and [[NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament records#NCAA Championship Game appearances|3 appearances in the national title game.]]
James Arthur Boeheim (born November 17, 1944) is an American college basketball coach who is the head coach of the Syracuse Orange men's team of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament bids by school

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The Orange are also sixth in NCAA Tournament appearances (40), seventh in NCAA Tournament victories (68 † ), and eighth in Final Four appearances (6).

List of teams with the most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball

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Syracuse is ranked sixth in [[List of teams with the most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball|total victories]] among all NCAA Division I programs and seventh in [[List of teams with the highest winning percentage in NCAA Division I men's college basketball|all-time win percentage]] among programs with at least 50 years in Division I, with an all-time win-loss record of 2008–908 † (.689) as of March 20, 2019.

List of teams with the highest winning percentage in NCAA Division I men's college basketball

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Syracuse is ranked sixth in [[List of teams with the most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball|total victories]] among all NCAA Division I programs and seventh in [[List of teams with the highest winning percentage in NCAA Division I men's college basketball|all-time win percentage]] among programs with at least 50 years in Division I, with an all-time win-loss record of 2008–908 † (.689) as of March 20, 2019.

Carrier Dome

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The Orange play their home games at the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse University's men's basketball per-game and single-season attendance numbers are annual contenders for the top rank in the nation.

Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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In its 42nd year under current head coach Jim Boeheim, the team has compiled an all-time record 38 20-win seasons, including 10 Big East regular season championships, 5 Big East Tournament championships, 34 NCAA Tournament appearances (and 40 all-time), and [[NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament records#NCAA Championship Game appearances|3 appearances in the national title game.]]

Rudy Hackett

The 1975 squad featured guard Jim Lee and forward Rudy Hackett and was affectionately known as "Roy's Runts."
A 6ft 9in and 210 lb power forward, he played college basketball at Syracuse University.

Billy Owens

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.
He played college basketball for Syracuse.

Carmelo Anthony

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Although unranked in the preseason polls for the 2002–03 season, led by freshmen Carmelo Anthony, 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.
He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange, winning a national championship as a freshman in 2003 while being named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Gerry McNamara

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Although unranked in the preseason polls for the 2002–03 season, led by freshmen Carmelo Anthony, 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.
Gerry McNamara (born August 28, 1983) is a retired American basketball player and current assistant coach of the Syracuse University men's basketball team.

Hakim Warrick

Although unranked in the preseason polls for the 2002–03 season, led by freshmen Carmelo Anthony, 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.
The 6'9", 220 lb. (100 kg) power forward-center was a major part of the Syracuse Orange's run to the 2003 NCAA Division I college basketball National Championship, often being most remembered for blocking a potential game-tying three-pointer in the title game. Warrick also has a reputation as a prolific dunker, while also possessing a wide arsenal of low-post moves.

Manley Field House

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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.
It was home to the Syracuse Orange men's and women's basketball teams, the indoor track team, and the women's volleyball team before the Carrier Dome opened in 1980.

2005 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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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.
A #13 seed, Vermont, advanced by defeating Syracuse in the first round and a #12 seed, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the Chicago region.

Dave Bing

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The modern era of Syracuse basketball began with the arrival of future Hall of Famer Dave Bing.
He led the Orangemen in scoring as a sophomore (22.2) in 1964, as a junior (23.2) in 1965, and as a senior (28.4) in 1966.

Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball

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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.
The team won Indiana's fifth national championship against Syracuse in the 1987 NCAA tournament with a game-winning jump shot by Keith Smart with five seconds of play remaining in the championship game.

Keith Smart

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.
The shot gave the Indiana Hoosiers a 74–73 victory over the Syracuse Orangemen.

Eric Devendorf

The team returned key players like Eric Devendorf, Andy Rautins, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku and Paul Harris.
Devendorf played at Syracuse from 2005 to 2009.

Jonny Flynn

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In the 2008–09 season Syracuse was led by sophomore guard Jonny Flynn.
A three-year National Basketball Association (NBA) veteran, he last played for the Orlandina Basket of the Lega Basket Serie A and played collegiate basketball for the Syracuse Orange.

1985 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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In 1983, heralded high school phenomenon Dwayne "Pearl" Washington joined the team, and led the school to NCAA appearances in 1984, 1985, and 1986, before leaving school early for the NBA Draft.

Rony Seikaly

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.
Considered one of the top college players from the Syracuse basketball program, Seikaly's stellar offense and defense placed him among the school's all-time leaders in rebounds, points and blocks, while earning several nationally recognized awards and honors.

Rick Jackson

The team returned key players like Eric Devendorf, Andy Rautins, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku and Paul Harris.
He played college basketball for Syracuse and attended Neumann-Goretti High School with former Syracuse teammate, Scoop Jardine.

Andy Rautins

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The team returned key players like Eric Devendorf, Andy Rautins, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku and Paul Harris.
He played for Syracuse University and was drafted by the NBA's New York Knicks in 2010, with the eighth pick of the second round (38th overall).

Syracuse University

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The Syracuse Orange men's basketball program, known traditionally as the "Syracuse Orangemen", is an intercollegiate men's basketball team representing Syracuse University.
The men's and women's basketball teams, the football team, and both the men's and women's lacrosse teams play in the Carrier Dome.

2005–06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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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.

2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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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 in the preseason AP Poll.