2010–11 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

The 2010–11 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Jim Boeheim, serving for his 35th year. The team played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York and are members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 27–8, 12–6 in Big East play and lost in the semifinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament to Connecticut. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they beat Indiana State in the second round before being upset in the third round by Marquette.

2010–11 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
Legends Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 12
2010–11 record27–8, 7 wins vacated (12–6 Big East)
Head coachJim Boeheim
Assistant coachBernie Fine
Assistant coachMike Hopkins
Assistant coachRob Murphy
Home arenaCarrier Dome
Seasons
2010–11 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#5 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
*#12 Syracuse 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
#14 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
#18 St. John's 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Cincinnati 11 7   .611     26 9   .743
#22 West Virginia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Georgetown 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
#10 Connecticut 9 9   .500     32 9   .780
Villanova 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Marquette 9 9   .500     22 15   .595
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
South Florida 3 15   .167     10 23   .303
DePaul 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2011 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2011[1]
*Syracuse:: 7 wins vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(27–8)(10–6); Rankings from AP Poll

Due to NCAA sanctions, seven wins were vacated.[2]

Contents

PreseasonEdit

Roster changesEdit

Syracuse graduated two starters from the previous year's team, shooting guard Andy Rautins and center Arinze Onuaku. In addition, junior forward Wes Johnson declared that he would enter the 2010 NBA Draft. He was selected fourth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Fabricio de Melo
C
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The Sagemont School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Aug 3, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 96
C. J. Fair
SF
Baltimore, Maryland Brewster Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 19, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 94
Baye Moussa Keita
C
Saint-Louis, Senegal Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 21, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 91
Dion Waiters
SG
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Life Center Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jul 11, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #7   Rivals: #7  ESPN: #5
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2010 Syracuse Signees". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  • "2010 Syracuse Signees". Scout.com. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  • "2010 Syracuse Signees". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 7, 2009.

Preseason outlookEdit

In the USA TODAY/ESPN coaches preseason poll, Syracuse ranked #13 in the country.[3]

In the AP preseason poll, writers voted Syracuse #10 in the country.[4]

In the Big East preseason Coaches' Poll, Syracuse was predicted to finish third. The Orange received two first place votes.[5] Fabricio de Melo was named Preseason Rookie of the Year. Kris Joseph was named to the All-Big East second team and Rick Jackson received an honorable mention.[6]

A preseason poll of writers in Big East cities conducted by the Syracuse Post-Standard predicted the Orange would finish third. Two writers predicted Syracuse would finish first.[7] Kris Joseph was named to the pre-season All-Big East first team and received some preseason Player of the Year votes. Fabricio de Melo won the Rookie of the Year with nine votes while Dion Waiters received two votes.[8]

RosterEdit

2010–11 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 00 Rick Jackson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 2 Nick Resavy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Jr West Milford West Milford, New Jersey
G 3 Dion Waiters 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Life Center Academy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 4 Nolan Hart 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 152 lb (69 kg) Fr Albany Academy Albany, New York
F 5 C. J. Fair 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Fr Brewster Academy Baltimore, Maryland
G 11 Scoop Jardine 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
C 12 Baye Moussa Keita 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Fr Oak Hill Academy Saint Louis, Senegal
G 13 Griffin Hoffmann 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) So York Preparatory New York, New York
F 14 Matt Lyde-Cajuste 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Iona Preparatory Mt. Vernon, New York
G 20 Brandon Triche 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 21 Mookie Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Peekskill Peekskill, New York
G 24 Brandon Reese 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Pine Crest Davie, Florida
G 25 Russ DeRemer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Xaverian Brothers Wrentham, Massachusetts
F 32 Kris Joseph 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) Montreal, Quebec
C 33 DaShonte Riley   7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 233 lb (106 kg) So Detroit Country Day Detroit, Michigan
F 34 Matt Tomaszewski 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Holderness Seabrook, New Hampshire
F 43 James Southerland 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Notre Dame Preparatory (Massachusetts) Bayside, New York
C 51 Fab Melo 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Fr The Sagemont School Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: September 28, 2010

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Fab Melo Baye Keita
PF Rick Jackson James Southerland
SF Kris Joseph C.J. Fair
SG Brandon Triche
PG Scoop Jardine Dion Waiters

SeasonEdit

Syracuse went 26-7 on the year and lost to Connecticut 76-71 (OT) in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. They earned a #3 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Indiana State in the second round.

Syracuse loses to Marquette by thrilling shots and sadly after Jackson finished his career in Syracuse.

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 2*
7:00 PM, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
No. 10 Kutztown (D II) W 96–60 
 14  Fair, Joseph   11  Southerland   7  Triche  Carrier Dome (7,371)
Syracuse, New York
November 9*
7:00 PM, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
No. 10 Le Moyne (D II) W 91–48 
 13  Jardine, Southerland, Waiters   9  Jackson   5  Jardine, Waiters  Carrier Dome (10,546)
Syracuse, New York
Regular Season
November 12*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 10 Northern Iowa W 68–46  1–0
 14  Jackson, Joseph   7  Jackson   5  Triche  Carrier Dome (22,198)
Syracuse, New York
November 14*
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 10 Canisius W 86–67  2–0
 17  Jackson   15  Keita   7  Triche  Carrier Dome (20,454)
Syracuse, New York
November 16*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 10 Detroit
Legends Classic
W 66–55  3–0
 27  Jardine   22  Jackson   8  Jardine  Carrier Dome (17,379)
Syracuse, New York
November 21*
2:00 PM, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
No. 10 William & Mary
Legends Classic
W 63–60  4–0
 18  Joseph   10  Jackson   9  Jardine  Carrier Dome (17,933)
Syracuse, New York
November 26*
8:00 PM, HDNet
No. 9 vs. Michigan
Legends Classic
W 53–50  5–0
 22  Joseph   12  Jackson   5  Jardine  Boardwalk Hall (6,273)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
November 27*
8:00 PM, HDNet
No. 9 vs. Georgia Tech
Legends Classic
W 80–76  6–0
 19  Joseph   14  Jackson   8  Jardine  Boardwalk Hall (5,271)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
November 30*
7:00 PM, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
No. 8 Cornell W 78–58  7–0
 17  Jackson   13  Jackson   7  Jardine  Carrier Dome (20,548)
Syracuse, New York
December 4*
5:15 PM, ESPN2
No. 8 North Carolina State W 65–59  8–0
 23  Jardine   11  Jackson   6  Jardine  Carrier Dome (22,334)
Syracuse, New York
December 7*
9:30 PM, ESPN
No. 8 vs. No. 7 Michigan State
Jimmy V Classic
W 72–58  9–0
 19  Jardine   22  Jackson   4  Triche  Madison Square Garden (19,391)
New York, New York
December 11*
7:00 PM, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
No. 8 Colgate W 100–43  10–0
 18  Jackson   10  Jackson   5  Waiters  Carrier Dome (21,247)
Syracuse, New York
December 18*
7:00 PM, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
No. 5 Iona W 83–77  11–0
 21  Joseph   8  Jackson   7  Triche  Carrier Dome (17,871)
Syracuse, New York
December 20*
7:00 PM, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
No. 5 Morgan State W 97–55  12–0
 18  Jackson, Southerland   9  Jackson   8  Waiters  Carrier Dome (16,031)
Syracuse, New York
December 22*
7:00 PM, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
No. 5 Drexel W 93–65  13–0
 25  Joseph   12  Jackson   5  Jardine, Triche  Carrier Dome (17,856)
Syracuse, New York
Big East Regular Season
December 28
9:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 5 Providence W 81–74  14–0
(1–0)
 27  Joseph   18  Jackson   7  Jardine  Carrier Dome (20,388)
Syracuse, New York
January 1
3:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 5 No. 15 Notre Dame W 70–58  15–0
(2–0)
 18  Joseph   8  Joseph   9  Jardine  Carrier Dome (23,058)
Syracuse, New York
January 8
12:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 4 at Seton Hall W 61–56  16–0
(3–0)
 15  Joseph, Triche   17  Jackson   4  Jackson  Prudential Center (10,862)
Newark, New Jersey
January 12
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 4 at St. John's W 76–59  17–0
(4–0)
 18  Joseph   11  Jackson   4  Jardine, Triche  Madison Square Garden (14,440)
New York, New York
January 15
12:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 4 No. 25 Cincinnati W 67–52  18–0
(5–0)
 15  Jackson   11  Jackson   7  Jardine  Carrier Dome (24,338)
Syracuse, New York
January 17
7:30 PM, ESPN
No. 3 at No. 5 Pittsburgh L 66–74  18–1
(5–1)
 16  Fair   11  Jackson   4  Jardine, Southerland  Petersen Events Center (12,925)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
January 22
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 No. 7 Villanova L 72–83  18–2
(5–2)
 23  Joseph   5  Jackson   4  Triche  Carrier Dome (33,736)
Syracuse, New York
January 25
7:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 9 Seton Hall L 68–90  18–3
(5–3)
 17  Joseph   19  Jackson   3  Jackson, Joseph, Triche  Carrier Dome (21,950)
Syracuse, New York
January 29
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 9 at Marquette L 70–76  18–4
(5–4)
 18  Joseph   7  Keita   13  Jardine  Bradley Center (19,032)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 2
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 17 at No. 6 Connecticut
Rivalry
W 66–58  19–4
(6–4)
 13  Jackson   13  Jackson   6  Jardine  XL Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
February 5
2:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 17 at South Florida W 72–49  20–4
(7–4)
 21  Jackson   12  Jackson   8  Jardine  St. Pete Times Forum (10,051)
Tampa, Florida
February 9
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 No. 11 Georgetown L 56–64  20–5
(7–5)
 14  Joseph   8  Jackson   6  Jardine  Carrier Dome (26,904)
Syracuse, New York
February 12
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 at No. 16 Louisville L 69–73  20–6
(7–6)
 21  Triche   7  Jackson, Keita, Fair   4  Jardine  KFC Yum! Center (22,755)
Louisville, Kentucky
February 14
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 20 West Virginia W 63–52  21–6
(8–6)
 20  Triche   9  Jackson   6  Jardine  Carrier Dome (22,669)
Syracuse, New York
February 19
7:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 20 Rutgers W 84–80 OT 22–6
(9–6)
 21  Joseph   12  Jackson   4  Jardine, Joseph, Triche  Carrier Dome (28,944)
Syracuse, New York
February 21
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 17 at No. 15 Villanova W 69–64  23–6
(10–6)
 20  Jardine   8  Joseph   6  Jardine  Wells Fargo Center (18,899)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 26
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 17 at No. 11 Georgetown W 58–51  24–6
(11–6)
 17  Jardine   7  Jackson   7  Jardine  Verizon Center (20,276)
Washington, D.C.
March 5
4:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 12 DePaul W 107–59  25–6
(12–6)
 14  Jackson, Jardine   7  Jackson, Keita   8  Jardine  Carrier Dome (28,086)
Syracuse, New York
Big East Tournament
March 10*
2:00 PM, ESPN
No. 11 vs. No. 17 St. John's
Quarterfinals
W 79–73  26–6
 22  Triche   9  Jackson   5  Triche  Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York, New York
March 11*
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 11 vs. No. 21 Connecticut
Semifinals/Rivalry
L 71–76 OT 26–7
 20  Jardine, Joseph   9  Joseph   5  Triche  Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York, New York
NCAA Tournament
March 18*
9:57 PM, truTV
No. 12 3 E vs. No. 14 E Indiana State
Second Round
W 77–60  27–7
 23  Jackson   10  Joseph   9  Jardine  Quicken Loans Arena (20,164)
Cleveland, Ohio
March 20*
7:45 PM, truTV
No. 12 3 E vs. No. 11 E Marquette
Third Round
L 62–66  27–8
 18  Waiters   9  Joseph   6  Jardine  Quicken Loans Arena (20,164)
Cleveland, Ohio
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll. ‡Largest margin of victory in Big East history.[9] † NCAA Tournament ranks are seeds in the region (E=East). (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 WK 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 10 10 9 8 8 5 5 5 4 4 3 9 17 12 17 17 12 11
Coaches 13 11 10 7 7 5 5 5 4 4 3 10 17 13 20 20 12 11
ESPN Power Ranking NA 8 NA NA 9 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 17 14 17 20 15 14

2011 signing classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Michael Carter-Williams
PG
Hamilton, Massachusetts St. Andrew's School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 1, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 97
Rakeem Christmas
C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the New Church 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Aug 6, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 97
Trevor Cooney
SG
Wilmington, Delaware Sanford School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Feb 26, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 94
Overall recruiting rankings:   ESPN: #10
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2010-11." ESPN.com. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org.
  3. ^ "Top 25 men's basketball video countdown". USA Today. Published 10-21-2010. Retrieved 10-21-2010.
  4. ^ AP Preseason Top 25 Released" Fox Sports. Published 10-28-2010. Retrieved 10-28-2010.
  5. ^ "Pittsburgh Chosen As BIG EAST Hoops Favorite". bigeast.org. Published 10-20-2010. Retrieved 10-20-2010.
  6. ^ "Freeman Selected BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year". bigeast.org. Published 10-20-2010. Retrieved 10-20-2010.
  7. ^ "Pitt picked to win Big East, Syracuse picked to finish 3rd in Post-Standard's annual preseason writers poll". Syracuse Post-Standard. Published 10-19-2010. Retrieved 10-19-2010.
  8. ^ "Writers agree on Pitt to win Big East, but opinions vary on Player of the Year". Syracuse Post-Standard. Published 10-19-2010. Retrieved 10-19-2010.
  9. ^ Syracuse clinches double-bye for Big East tournament ESPN. Published 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2011-03-05.