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Inside the numbers of The Official Jim Boeheim Jacket Toss Tracker™

We get inside the lining of the numbers.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 03 Syracuse at Boston College Photo by Mark Box/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball season is over and as we look back on the 19-20 season we’re going to pull apart The Official Jim Boeheim Jacket Toss Tracker™ at the seams today.

So we know that Syracuse is 17-5 in Jacket Toss games over the last three seasons. We know that the Orange have only lost one game in which they had the lead at the time of the jacket toss and that Syracuse are 3-0 against the Boston College Eagles when the Boeheim jacket goes flying like in the cove photo above.

You might not know that Syracuse has 12 jacket toss wins in the Dome (12-4 Dome record) or that the only road loss in a jacket toss game came at Miami this year (4-1 road record and a 1-0 neutral record). Yes, Syracuse lost that game even though the jacket was tossed while the Orange were ahead but that was an overtime loss. This means the streak of not losing in regulation when Boeheim tosses with a Syracuse lead is still intact and holding at hit me with some more stats.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Pittsburgh vs Syracuse Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s the jacket toss breakdown of record by month:

November- 2-0 (both against the Colgate Raiders)

December- 4-1 (loss against the Buffalo Bulls)

January- 5-1 (loss against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets)

February- 4-2 (losses against the Duke Blue Devils and N.C. State Wolfpack)

March- 2-1 (loss against the Miami-Fl Hurricanes)

Inner Lining Notes:

The average margin at time of the jacket toss during the 18-19 season was 7.5 points and during the 19-20 season it was 6.5 points.

68 points is the highest Syracuse point total at the time of a jacket toss (at Notre Dame Fighting Irish this season).

28 points is the lowest Syracuse point total at the time of a jacket toss (2018 against Cornell Big Red)


Got any other jacket-related stats questions. Let us know and we’ll put the research team to work.