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Syracuse's Boeheim a master of focus amid strife

Updated: March 27, 2013, 3:41 AM ET
Associated Press

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By JOHN KEKIS

AP Sports Writer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Nothing distracts Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.

Controversy? Rumors? Negative headlines? No matter. All Boeheim has done is lift the Orange into the round of 16 for the fourth time in five years.

And for the second straight year, Boeheim has had to deal with off-court distractions related to academics. The team has responded by winning 62 of 74 games over two seasons.

Now the fourth-seeded ...

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