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Podcast No. 21 - A Look Back At The 2011-2012 Syracuse Orange Basketball Season

Everyone remembers that last year was memorable for Syracuse basketball. But do you really remember just how insane it was? SB Nation NY's Jared Smith and I take a look back on the high highs and low lows of the 2011-2012 Syracuse Orange basketball season.

Michael Heiman

Do you guys realize how insane the 2011-2012 Syracuse Orange basketball season actually was? I mean, I can list out the bullet points for you...

  • Bernie Fine
  • No. 1 in the nation for six weeks
  • Bernie Fine
  • 34 wins, most in Syracuse single-season history
  • Bernie Fine
  • Owning Georgetown, UConn & Louisville
  • The Ballad of Mookie Jones
  • Bernie Fine
  • No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament
  • The Rise, Fall, Rise & Fall of Fab Melo
  • The UNC-Ashville game, the Wisconsin game and the Ohio St. game.
  • Bernie Fine
  • Jim Boeheim passes Dean Smith in all-time wins
  • Yahoo! Sports' cockamamie "drug scandal" report
  • Bernie Fine
  • Dion Waiters: From Sixth Man to No. 4 Pick
  • Three SU Player Drafted
  • Bernie Fine

And that's just the high-, and low-, lights. SB Nation NY's Jared Smith joined me on the latest Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Podcast to recap the season-that-was. We start at the very beginning, when the Orange were No. 5 in the Preseason AP Poll and take right up until the dawn of the 2012-2013 season.