Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 1/17/12

SALT LAKE CITY - MARCH 25: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts during the west regional semifinal of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Butler Bulldogs at the Energy Solutions Arena on March 25, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Bulldogs defeated the Orange 63-59. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kevin Rivoli/AP Photo With last night’s win over Pittsburgh, Syracuse is now out to a 20-0 start, the best in the program’s storied history. It’s one of Jim Boeheim’s deepest teams, with an extraordinary focus on defensive intensity. The Per’fesser downplayed the significance of that accomplishment after the game. “There is no significance, none whatsoever. The only thing I care about is this year and what we are doing this year.” Even though the path of the unbeaten may even lead the Orange into February, players like senior leader Kris Joseph echoed the sentiment. “We’re not worried about our record. We’ve been playing good basketball so far. We’ve come this far doing the things that we’ve been doing and we’re focusing on.” They are right. The record start will not ultimately define this team. The ’99-’00 SU squad began 19-0, but Orange Nation only remembers blowing a double-digit lead to Michigan State in the Sweet 16. It’s all about how you finish. Follow The Fizz on Tw
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