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It took winning a national title for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to get over a late-shot loss to Indiana the last time the schools faced off in the NCAA tournament.
This meeting, 26 years later, was never close enough to come down to the final seconds, thanks mostly to Boeheim's trademark 2-3 zone defense. Now he has the Orange one victory from getting back to the Final Four.
Limiting Indiana to its lowest output of the season while forcing 19 turnovers and compiling 10 blocks, fourth-seeded Syracuse used Michael Carter-Williams' 24 points to upset the No. 1 seed Hoosiers 61-50 Thursday night to reach the East Regional final.
After getting past preseason No. 1 Indiana, Syracuse (29-9) will face No. 3 seed Marquette on Saturday night in an all-Big East matchup for a berth in the Final Four. Boeheim and the Orange haven't been to the national semifinals since Carmelo Anthony led them to the 2003 title.
Marquette beat No. 2 seed Miami 71-61 in Thursday's first game i...
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The 4th-seeded Syracuse Orange upended the top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers by a score of 61-50 on Thursday night, smothering Indiana’s offense with its vaunted 2-3 zone implemented by head coach Jim Boeheim and executed nearly flawlessly by the team.
Syracuse now have moved on to the East Regional Final, where the Orange will take on No. 3 seed Marquette on Saturday night. Hopefully...
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Let me warn ahead of schedule that this one is pretty creepy:
(Courtesy of Lost Letterman via The Big Lead)
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Any discussion about Jim Boeheim's Syracuse team, whether it's big-picture talk of his 37-year Hall of Fame career or the more immediate talk about Syracuse's improbable run to this year's Final Four, must begin with talk of his 2-3 zone defense.
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Turnovers and lost possessions have been a big...
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim knows full well that one of the secrets to success for his team's 2-3 zone defense is the way it confounds opponents who aren't used to playing against that suffocating system.
The No. 4-seeded Orange won't have that element in their favor in the NCAA tournament's East Regional final.
That's because Syracuse will face a familiar foe...
The Orange have brightened up their play on both sides of the court in the postseason, landing themselves in the Final Four for the fourth time in Jim Boeheim's history.
THE MODERATOR: We are joined by Syracuse. We have student athletes, James Southerland, Brandon Triche, Michael Carter Williams, C.J. Fair, and Rakeem Christmas along with Coach Jim Boeheim. We will take questions for our student athletes. After an opening statement from Coach Jim Boeheim.
COACH BOEHEIM: We are happy to be here. We realize we have a huge challenge against Marquette,
Fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has filed the initial paperwork in a defamation lawsuit against ESPN for reporting two former ball boys' claims that the longtime coach sexually abused them.
A yearlong federal investigation that followed accusations that Fine abused team ball boys ended with no charges. Fine was Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim...
It has been quite the journey for Indiana basketball the past five seasons, and though the program is nationally revelant once again, the group that brought them back was completely lost last night against Syracuse and their zone. The best way to stifle a fastbreak team in basketball is to slow down the game, and there is no better way of doing that than by using a defense that minimizes...
Fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has filed the initial paperwork in a defamation lawsuit against ESPN for reporting sex abuse claims against him.
A yearlong federal investigation that followed accusations that Fine abused team ball boys ended with no charges. Fine was Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim's assistant for 35 seasons.
ESPN reported allegations...
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