With three weeks to play in the regular season, it’s time to hand out the Syracuse basketball team’s mid-semester grades. The Orange has played itself to a top 4 seed, but has been wildly inconsistent over the past month. Here’s the Dean’s List for SU, and those who need some extra help.
Jim Boeheim: A-
SU has been in the top 10 all season, and is cruising toward another solid seeding. Wednesday’s 66-58 loss to UConn was not one of the season’s better moments, but overall the Orange has won more than its lost. Some of his lineup choices in the UConn game leave us wondering why JB didn’t insert C.J. Fair or Jerami Grant for James Southerland late in the second half, but it’s only one game. Boeheim’s team is 20-4 and 8-3 in the Big East. He also got his 900th win of the season on Dec. 17. Syracuse is 15-0 at home, and maybe this is the team that finally gets Jim his elusive 4th Final Four. He also knows how to call out media members and rally the troops. Will it work?