Posted April 01, 2013 on
he Final Four coaches held a national teleconference today -- here's the transcript of Jim Boeheim as he talks about his Orangemen and taking on the Michigan Wolverines.

Jim Boeheim: Michigan is probably the toughest team for us to defend

Jim Boeheim expressed some concern over Syracuse playing Michigan in the Final Four after watching what the Wolverines did to the Florida Gators in the South Region finals of the NCAA tournament Sunday. Michigan was on fire in the first half against Florida and outscored the Gators 47-30. Boeheim and his point guard Michael Carter-Williams joined the CBS crew for an interview during...

Timing is Everything: Boeheim’s Recruiting & Zone Gives SU a Golden Age

After Syracuse’s dominating win over Marquette in the Elite 8, Jim Boeheim joked about how he goes to the Final Four once every decade. There was 1987, 1996, 2003 and now 2013. It’s an amazing testament to Boeheim’s longevity and ability to stay relevant and competitive for four decades. While these four peak years have spanned nearly 40, that he only has these four trips...

Jim Boeheim on Syracuse win and advancing to Final Four on Georgetown’s court: ‘That kind of makes it a little sweeter’

Jim Boeheim and Syracuse topped Marquette to advance to the 2013 Final Four, but what made it even sweeter was winning on Georgetown's home court.

Atlanta-Bound Series: Jim Boeheim

Syracuse and Jim Boeheim have become synonymous over the years. With another trip to the Final Four ahead, he talks about this year's team and so much more inside.

A run unlike any we have ever seen

Q: Has any college basketball team ever been through the up-and-down odyssey endured by the Syracuse program over the past 17 months? A: No. To expand on that: No team has even come close. Not the Kentucky program that won a national title in 2012, subsequently saw six players drafted into the NBA, then lost in the first round of the NIT last month. Not the Florida Gulf Coast team...

Syracuse playing suffocating zone

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. Is there any other basketball coach who is more identified with a system than Boeheim is with the zone? Rick Pitino has...

Leaving Washington with a Capital "W"

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.

Final Four Flurry! Syracuse Heading to ATL, Stifling Defense Grinds Marquette

SU Athletics Syracuse did it with defense. Jim Boeheim has been labeled a crusty, negative curmudgeon this season (yes, more so than usual), but for the next week, he’ll be referred to as a defensive wizard that turned around an Orange team that had looked like it would have a short stay in March. Marquette had no answer inside against Syracuse’s zone, and the Orange took down...

Hop’s Here for Good: Syracuse Dodges Double Bullet in Filled SoCal Jobs Syracuse basketball, for the long term, just dodged two big bullets. A pair of SoCal jobs in the Pac-12 opened, Syracuse was once again dancing deep into the tourney, and Cali native Mike Hopkins didn’t nail either. For those of us in Orange Nation that believe he will be a fine successor to Jim Boeheim, this is a big victory. Follow The Fizz on Twitter for updates...

Syracuse punches Final Four ticket

Using its trapping, shot-challenging 2-3 zone defense to perfect effect, No. 4-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 in the East Regional final Saturday, reaching the Final Four for the first time in a decade. Coach Jim Boeheim and the Orange (30-9) haven't been to the national semifinals since a freshman named Carmelo Anthony led them to the 2003 championship. Fittingly...

Transcript: John Beilein, Jim Boeheim preview Final Four matchup

Bryan Fuller John Beilein and Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim were both available on Monday afternoon via teleconference to share their first thoughts on Saturday’s Final Four matchup between Michigan and Syracuse. Read both coaches comments in the transcript below. COACH BEILEIN: It was quite a day yesterday, playing a very good Florida team, getting out to such a great start...

And then there were 4. Hold on to your seats.

Michigan, Wichita State, Syracuse, Louisville. One of these teams will be the Men’s College Basketball National Champion for 2013. It really is anybody’s championship to win. Seriously, look at your brackets. If you have the correct Final Four, I have to believe that you are a witch and would have been burned at the stake in earlier times. You should give Miss Cleo a call to...

Wolverines Watch: Syracuse’s Keys to a Final Four Dance Against Michigan

Star Tribune Who in their right minds thought we would be writing about Syracuse in Atlanta a month ago? When Jim Boeheim started talking about golf it seemed like a lost season and a potential early exit for the Orange. Now there are three big time programs and a Cinderella story remaining to cut down the nets in the Peach State. Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest Syracuse...
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