Countdown to #ACCTipoff: Syracuse Orange


Countdown to #ACCTipoff: Syracuse Orange



Orange Oratory

Three starters and six of the top nine scorers are back from a Syracuse team that reached the Final Four for the fourth time under head coach Jim Boeheim ... the Orange finished 30-10 overall and tied for fifth in the Big East with an 11-7 conference mark ... in 37 seasons at Syracuse, Boeheim is 920-314 (.746), with 30 NCAA Tournament appearances, and is second to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (957) on the NCAA’s all-time coaching win list ... Boeheim’s 920 wins are the most by a Division I coach at one institution ... Syracuse has had 43 consecutive winning seasons, the longest active streak in Division I ... the Orange led the Big East and were third nationally in field goal percentage defense (.369) ... Syracuse held Montana to 34 points and Marquette to 39, in last year’s NCAA Tournament ... Michael Carter-Williams and C.J. Fair earned second-team All-Big East Conference honors while Brandon Triche was a third-team choice.

A second-team All-Big East selection in 2013, C.J. Fair led the Orange in scoring (14.5) and rebounding (7.0) while starting all 40 games ... scored in double figures in all but seven games last year and is one of three players in the ACC to begin the 2013-14 season with 1,000-or-more career points (1,099) ... has 11 career double-doubles, including nine a year ago.

Rakeem Christmas has started 75 games in his first two seasons ... blocked at least one shot in 36 of his 40 games a year ago and was fifth in the Big East in blocked shots per game (1.8).

Returning Numbers

2012-13 PG Pct.
Starts109 of 200.545

Team Statistics

Category   BE NCAA
Scoring Offense70.4397
Scoring Defense58.7320
FG Percentage.4398136
FT Percentage.67511232
3-Pt FG Pct.3347195
3-Pt FG PG5.88205
FG Pct. Defense.36913
Blocked Shots6.225
Rebound Margin+3.5671
Turnover Margin+3.1222
Jim Boeheim    
Career Totals(37)920-314
30 NCAA appearances52-29
6 NIT appearances12-7