Found March 04, 2012 on
Now the real fun begins. The first 30-win regular season in school history was amazing. A Big East record 17 conference wins is impressive. The only other SU team with a perfect home record was the Title Kids of ’03. But none of these stunning numbers will mean a thing if SU is not 30,000 feet above the ground on its way down to the Big Easy in a few weeks.
The way this team manhandled Louisville 58-49 in front of nearly 34k inside the Dome was the perfect culmination of a dominant regular season. But it also underscored how good the Orange is, and that anything less than a Final Four berth would be a failure. The phrase is definitely overused, but in a year where Syracuse and Kentucky are clearly superior programs, it’s how this team will be defined.
First up is the Big East tournament. Ultimately it means nothing. As lomg as SU does enough to secure a 1-seed in the Boston region, getting knocked out of the BET next week would not be the worst thing. While UConn and Kemba Walker us...
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Kris Joseph had a senior day to remember on Saturday. The Canadian National Anthem was performed in his honor and he got a pair of standing ovations and led the Orange to a school-record 30th win.
With the NCAA Basketball regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the highlights from this past year. As their 30-1 records show, Kentucky and Syracuse played heads and shoulders above the rest of the teams during the regular season. No matter what happens in their conference tournaments, they have secured #1 seeds in the 2012 March Madness Tournament.
In one last game at the Carrier Dome Saturday, Syracuse seniors Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph look to lead the Orange to a win at home against Louisville for the first time in their careers.
Jim Boeheim is cruising toward the 900th victory of his impressive coaching career at Syracuse, and he's made a point in his 36 years at the helm of making sure he has veterans on the roster each season.
This year is better than most with fifth-year graduate student Scoop Jardine and senior Kris Joseph.
''They've been winners,'' Boeheim said. ''They...
Conference play is over, so it is time to do my all conference teams for each conference. Today I look at the Big East. Find out who have been the best players in the Big East so far. I will also give my player, coach and freshman of the year in the Big East.
Player of the Year: Kevin Jones (West Virginia)
Coach of the Year: Mike Brey(Notre Dame)