Coach: Jim Boeheim (36 seasons at Syracuse 890-304)
2011-12: Record 34-3 overall, 17-1 in Big East (1st)
Starters Returning (2) Brandon Triche, Rakeem Christmas
Preseason Tournament: Gotham Classic
Top Non-Conference Games: vs. San Diego State, at Arkansas
Transfer In: Michael Gbinjie (Syracuse)
Sat Out: Trevor Cooney (redshirt)
Early Departure: Dion Waiters, Fab Melo
The Orange had a great regular season last year only losing 1 game in Big East play. However, they failed to make the Final Four somewhere they haven’t been since 2003. The Orange do lose 3 of their 4 scores off last year’s team but they is plenty of talent at Syracuse. Last year the Orange was the deepest team in the country, so their reverse from last year have plenty of experience. Boeheim also once again brings in 2 very talented recruits. The Orange are headed to the ACC next season.
Leading Syracuse in the backcourt will be Brandon Triche (9.4 ppg). Triche is a very versatile guard, so far in his career ...