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Syracuse guard Dion Waiters is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.
The Orange's not-so-secret weapon leads the team with 37 steals and also is tied with fellow guard Brandon Triche for the team lead in scoring in Big East play at 13.3 points per game.
And consider this: Waiters has yet to start a game during his breakout sophomore season.
The first man off Jim Boeheim's talented bench, Waiters is 83 of 157 (52.9 percent) shooting and has hit 15 of 43 shots (34.9 percent) from beyond the arc. He's also averaging 22.1 minutes, the most of any guard, and has 51 assists to go with 24 turnovers.
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Philadelphia natives Dion Waiters and Scoop Jardine enjoyed a visit to their hometown Wednesday night as No. 1 Syracuse remained undefeated with a 79-66 win over Villanova.
Nick Resavy of men's basketball and Elashier Hall of women's basketball are the Syracuse University Scholar Athletes of the Week for January 9, 2012.
The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team (12-5, 1-2 BIG EAST), fresh off a 83-60 victory at Pittsburgh on Saturday, returns home to host RV St. John’s (10-6, 2-1) at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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Syracuse football senior running back Antwon Bailey and graduate student offensive guard Andrew Tiller were selected to play in the 2012 Casino Del Sol All-Star, which will be held on January 16 in Tucson, Az. Both student-athletes recently completed successful seasons for the Orange en route to All-BIG EAST First Team selections.
In the history of NCAA basketball, only nine teams have finished their respective regular seasons slates undefeated entering the NCAA Tournament.
They are, as follows:
1955-1956 San Francisco Gaels (29-0)
1956-1957 North Carolina Tar Heels (32-0)
1963-1964 UCLA Bruins (30-0)
1966-1967 UCLA Bruins (30-0)
1971-1972 UCLA Bruins (32-0)
1972-1973 UCLA Bruins (30-0)
After Syracuse defeated Marquette on Saturday, coach Jim Boeheim was asked if he had a go to guy. He said he’d rather have multiple reliable options at the end of games, but the question was hinting at Kris Joseph carrying the team in big moments. Boeheim realized it, and replied: “We don’t have Carmelo Anthony.”