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

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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.

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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.