Mar 22, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Syracuse Orange players including Dion Waiters (3) , Scoop Jardine (11) and Rakeem Christmas (25) celebrate after the semifinals in the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Wisconsin Badgers at TD Garden. Syracuse won 64-63. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
Despite loss in NCAA's Elite Eight, Syracuse's 34-3 run was a season to remember | syracuse.com
Through it all, the players remained on an even keel, seemingly unfazed by all that unfolded around them. Syracuse's only loss during the regular season was a slow-paced 67-58 clunker at Notre Dame in January, which came during a three-game absence of Melo because of an academic matter.
The Syracuse Orange basketball team looks ahead to next season | syracuse.com
One college coach said of next year’s Syracuse Orange, "They’ll be good again. With Noel, they’d be great.’’
Moment In Time: New Orleans Final Four - ESPN
New Orleans knows how to do a Final Four. Just ask Syracuse fans...
New Orleans’ Top 5 Final Four Moments
When CBS college basketball announcer Ian Eagle screams "The long arm of the law!" after a game-changing block, it's got to be a nod to Warrick, right?
Syracuse Orange Basketball - Seniors Finish Syracuse Career
When the final horn sounded on Saturday, reality sunk in. Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph knew they'd never suit up for the Orange again. It was a reality soaked in heartache, disappointment, and honor. You see, it wasn't the loss that hurt so much. As Scoop said after the game, "it's realizing I'll never be able to play with these guys again." As those words came out of his mouth, tears welled up in his eyes, and streamed down his cheek.
Poliquin: Did the absence of Fab Melo hasten the end of the Syracuse University basketball season? | syracuse.com
"I feel like Fab would have been key," the junior forward suggested late Saturday night. "He’s a big, 7-foot athletic guy. I feel Sullinger would have had a tough time getting shots over him. It’s unfortunate. We tried to adjust, but . . . "
SYRACUSE WILL HAVE DIFFERENT LOOK IN 2012-2013; EXPECT SAME GREAT RESULTS | NBE Basketball Report
While the players might be changing, Jim Boeheim is still the constant on the sideline. He will mold a new group of faces to look just like the Syracuse teams that reside in the Top 25 each season and near the top of the BIG EAST. It might be the last time we see the Orange in the BIG EAST standings, but you can be certain to pencil them in for 10-12 conference wins, 25 wins overall and a dangerous team come NCAA Tournament time. That you can count on…
Not with a bang, but with a whimper - Cuse Country
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: "Too many missed layups."
Cat Scratched: Syracuse’s Megill Says Orange Must Soul Search After Nova Loss : Orange Fizz
"Now is a time where we have a big work week ahead of us. We have to come out and do some real soul-searching as a team, as a whole. We came out of the locker room with no energy. Hats off to Villanova, they wanted it more than us today."