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Syracuse Orangemen
RECORD: 21 - 7 REGION: Phoenix  SEED: 5
COACH: Jim Boeheim CONFERENCE: ACC
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Road to the Final Four  ...................................................................................

PREVIOUS GAMES
OPPONENT ROUND RESULT
BYU 1st Round W 80 - 75
Maryland 2nd Round W 72 - 70
Alabama Sweet 16 L 80 - 71


REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
Points Per Game 68.0 Rebounds Per Game 36.4
Assists Per Game 15.2 Steals Per Game 8.5
Blocks Per Game 5.0 Turnovers Per Game 11.9
Field Goal % .434 Free Throw % .660
3-Point % .302 3-Pointers Per Game 5.4


Will lose when ...
The Orange are limited offensively. If they don't bring their "A" game on defense every night, it'll be tough going.

Famous Last Words
Syracuse played well down the stretch, but you have to wonder when some of the rubber bands holding it together will start to snap.

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TO THIS POINT    
How They Got Here: At-Large Bid
The Orangemen obviously like Denver. Syracuse advanced to the 1996 Final Four from the Mile High City, and now they sit very much in defense of last year's NCAA championship as a favorite to reach the Phoenix Region final.

The No. 5 Orangemen were incredibly resilient in their narrow victories over BYU and Maryland, just as they have been all season. Now only just-happy-to-be-here Alabama stands between the 'Cuse and a likely All-Big East regional championship date with UConn.

Syracuse was pounded at Connecticut in early February, 84-56, but that was when the Orangemen were at their lowest point of the year. Even with the Huskies at their apex now, expect the possible rematch to be a much tighter game after Syracuse's victory over UConn in the regular season finale. Jim Boeheim's zone may be about the only thing that can slow down Okafor, Gordon and company.

The defending champions' season was headed the wrong direction in early February as Billy Edelin left the team amid a three-game losing skid, and the Orange entered the second half of conference play just 4-4 after back-to-back losses at Connecticut and Providence. But there would be no bubble talk, as the 'Cuse won seven of eight regular season games the rest of the way -- snapping Pittsburgh's 40-game home winning streak and dumping UConn in the finale. Only an early Big East tourney departure causes a bit of concern for the champs as they start their defense.

PLAYER TO WATCH      
Hakim Warrick | F | Junior
One of the most athletic players in the nation, Hakim Warrick can change a game with his offense or defense. His quick leaping ability and slashing moves help Syracuse's scoring leader to easy buckets and his effort on the glass leads to many second chance points.

ROSTER
NO NAME HT WT YR  PPG RPG APG MPG FG% FT% 3PT%
  Hakim Warrick 6-8  218 Sr 19.68.82.837.3.512.685.000
  Gerry McNamara 6-2  182 Sr 16.22.63.936.3.377.889.373
  Billy Edelin 6-4  195 Jr 13.84.25.233.1.530.535.333
  Josh Pace G-F  6-6  203 Sr 9.95.53.333.5.510.415.200
  Craig Forth 7-0  256 Sr 5.85.60.623.4.569.759.000
  Louie McCroskey 6-5  208 Sr 4.02.31.014.3.357.421.231
  Demetris Nichols 6-8  212 Sr 3.82.10.415.9.330.357.203
  Jeremy McNeil 6-8  255 Sr 3.12.80.112.8.761.519.000
  Terrence Roberts 6-9  228 Sr 2.02.00.28.6.333.474.167
  Darryl Watkins 6-11  258 Sr 1.82.00.27.1.360.167.000
  Matt Gorman 6-9  235 Sr 1.72.00.36.7.316.000.000
  Ronneil Herron 5-11  158 Sr 1.60.30.00.9.7501.000.500
  Andrew Kouwe 6-0  170 Jr 0.30.20.01.0.167.000.000
  Josh Brooks 6-5  180 Sr 0.01.00.01.0.000.000.000
  Ross DiLiegro 6-8  213 Sr 0.00.00.01.0.000.000.000



LAST 5 GAMES LEADERS
OPPONENT RESULT POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS
ConnecticutW, 67-56   
@ West VirginiaW, 65-52   
@ PittsburghW, 49-46   
VillanovaW, 64-59   
@ GeorgetownW, 57-54   


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