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Syracuse Daily Links - How Boeheim Mastered The Zone

The Daily Orange goes in-depth on how Jim Boeheim became the master of the 2-3 zone.

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The Buildup: How Jim Boeheim became the master of the 2-3 zone | The Daily Orange

"The zone is like the Mariano Rivera cutter," said ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, a former St. John’s head coach. "Mariano will throw the cutter 3-2, two outs in the ninth, and that’s how Jim’s zone is. If man-to-man is a fastball, normal zones are curveballs, Jim’s zone is the Mariano Rivera cutter, nearly impossible to hit.

Syracuse University Athletics - Get Your Tickets Now: 'Annual 'Cuse Champions' Benefit Auction is Jan. 31

As tens of thousands of fans descend on Syracuse University for the much anticipated matchup between the Orange and Duke University on the basketball court, Syracuse Athletics will hold the first 'Annual 'Cuse Champions' Auction in the Carmelo Anthony Center, Friday January 31 at 6:30 pm in celebration of SU's first year in the ACC.

Campout Chronicles: Life at Boeheimburg 4 days from Syracuse-Duke | The Daily Orange

Beat the cold. Beat Duke.

Syracuse will beware: Wake Forest is a difficult basketball team to beat at home |

"They're comfortable at home," Bdzelik said. "We have a young basketball team. They feed off the energy. We've got great fans here at Wake Forest. Last year, we had the fourth-best attendance in the ACC. We had almost 12,000 people for Notre Dame.

On their phone: Syracuse football recruit Zaire Franklin (photo gallery) |

Franklin has been one of the most loyal and proactive members of this year's recruiting, engaging in a friendly recruiting contest with quarterback A.J. Long.

Where Syracuse basketball players stand in the 2014 NBA Mock Drafts: Ennis and Grant getting consistent first-round grades |

No.11 Jerami Grant to Philadelphia, No.14 Tyler Ennis to Memphis, No.40 C.J. Fair to Detroit.

Eight similarities between Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim, courtesy of former assistant Tim O'Toole |

"Both men prefer to Keep Things Simple. Not a lot of tricks or gimmick defenses. Let's get really good at one thing and make it work. Offensively, let's figure out a few key things to work on and master them."

Forde Minutes: How ACC history is being threatened by its newcomers - Yahoo Sports

Now, increasingly, the ACC looks like it will come down to the old blood vs. the new. Duke, representing Tobacco Road, vs. Syracuse, arriving like Genghis Khan from the north for a hostile takeover.

Tyus Battle on Syracuse: ‘I like them a lot’ |

"They’re recruiting me as a point guard," he said. "I’ll be watching Tyler Ennis. Just seeing how he plays the game. Even when somebody is pressuring him, he stays poised. he’s always cool under pressure."

Mookie Jones goes one-on-one in a game of S-H-A-R-K.