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2012–13 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

The 2012–13 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach, Jim Boeheim, served for his 37th year. The team played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York and was a member of the Big East Conference. This team reached the Final Four for the fifth time in program history.

2012–13 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
NCAA Tournament East Region Champions
NCAA Tournament, Final Four
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 16
2012–13 record30–10 (11–7 Big East)
Head coachJim Boeheim (37th season)
Assistant coachMike Hopkins
Assistant coachAdrian Autry
Assistant coachGerry McNamara
Home arenaCarrier Dome
Seasons
2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Georgetown 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
No. 15 Marquette 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
No. 20 Pittsburgh 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
No. 16 Syracuse 11 7   .611     30 10   .750
No. 23 Notre Dame 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Villanova 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Connecticut* 10 8   .556     20 10   .667
Cincinnati 9 9   .500     22 12   .647
Providence 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
St. John's 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
DePaul 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
No. 2 Louisville†** 0 4   .000     0 5   .000
2013 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties. **Louisville: 29 reg. season games, 6 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(35–5)(14–4)

Contents

Preseason outlookEdit

Syracuse began the season ranked #9 in the Coaches' Poll and the AP Poll, the second-highest ranking among Big East teams behind Louisville.[2][3] In a poll of Big East coaches, Syracuse was predicted to finish second in the conference.[4] In this same poll, the coaches named Brandon Triche to their all-Big East second team. C. J. Fair received an honorable mention.[5]

A poll of writers in Big East cities predicted Syracuse would finish second in the conference. Triche, Fair and Michael Carter-Williams were named to the writers' all-Big East second team.[6]

Roster changesEdit

 
The 2012-2013 team at the Georgia Dome.

Syracuse returned five players that had significant playing time last season (three players that earned starts and two that came off the bench), while losing four significant contributors.

Syracuse graduated two players that started every game during the previous season: senior point guard Scoop Jardine and senior forward Kris Joseph. Sophomore guard Dion Waiters, who averaged 24 minutes per game in the 2011-12 season, left school early to enter the NBA draft, as did sophomore center Fab Melo, who was a starter before the university ruled him academically ineligible toward the end of the season.

The starting line-up for the first half of the current season featured three players who started games in the previous season: senior guard Brandon Triche, junior forward C.J. Fair and sophomore forward Rakeem Christmas.

Sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams, who did not start in the previous season, but played an average of 10 minutes per game, entered the starting line-up in the 2012-13 season, along with true freshman forward DaJuan Coleman.

Nine players have earned more than 10 minutes per game in the first half of the season. Senior James Southerland was averaging 26 minutes per game through 16 games before Syracuse University ruled him ineligible in January 2013.[7] The three other players who have been playing off the bench for the team this season are redshirt freshman guard Trevor Cooney, freshman forward Jerami Grant and junior center Baye Moussa Keita. Keita also played off the bench last season.

By January of the 2012-13 season, more than halfway through, Syracuse was playing with just seven scholarship players due to Dajuan Coleman's knee injury and James Southerland's suspension. Coleman was Syracuse's starting center at the beginning of the season and Southerland led the team in three point scoring coming off the bench before his suspension. Head coach Boeheim said he thinks a rotation of seven or eight players is enough to compete.[8]

Previous season's depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Rakeem Christmas Baye Moussa Keita
PF C.J. Fair
SF Kris Joseph James Southerland
SG Brandon Triche Dion Waiters
PG Scoop Jardine Michael Carter-Williams

Current depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Rakeem Christmas Baye Moussa Keita
PF C.J. Fair DaJuan Coleman
SF James Southerland Jerami Grant
SG Brandon Triche Trevor Cooney
PG Michael Carter-Williams

The three players on this year's team that consistently have earned the most playing time have been Triche, Fair and Carter-Williams. Cooney has been coming off the bench to spell the guards this season, while four back-line players (Coleman, Christmas, Keita and Grant) have been rounding out the line up. Total combined production from these four players has varied significantly.

New recruits on current teamEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
DaJuan Coleman
C
DeWitt, NY Jamesville-DeWitt High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Oct 25, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 97
Jerami Grant
PF
Hyattsville, MD DeMatha Catholic High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 16, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #15   Rivals: #18  ESPN: #17
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2012 Syracuse Signees". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  • "2012 Syracuse Signees". Scout.com. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  • "2012 Syracuse Signees". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 17, 2012.

Jim Boeheim milestonesEdit

Jim Boeheim became only the third coach to win 900 men's NCAA Division I games on December 17, 2012 when Syracuse defeated Detroit, 72-68.[9] On December 31, 2012, Jim Boeheim won his 902nd game tying Bob Knight for second-most men's NCAA Division I victories with a 96-62 win over Central Connecticut.[10] Boeheim passed Knight to gain sole possession of second place behind Mike Krzyzewski when Syracuse defeated Rutgers 78-53 on January 2, 2013.[11]

RosterEdit

2012–13 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Michael Gbinije 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Benedictine College Prep Richmond, Virginia
G 1 Michael Carter-Williams 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So St. Andrew's Hamilton, Massachusetts
F 3 Jerami Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Fr DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, Maryland
G 4 Nolan Hart 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 152 lb (69 kg) Jr Albany Academy Albany, New York
F 5 C. J. Fair 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Brewster Academy Baltimore, Maryland
G 10 Trevor Cooney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Sanford Wilmington, Delaware
C 12 Baye Moussa Keita 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Oak Hill Academy Saint Louis, Senegal
G 13 Griffin Hoffmann 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Sr York Preparatory New York, New York
F 14 Matt Lyde-Cajuste 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Iona Preparatory Mt. Vernon, New York
G 20 Brandon Triche 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 21 Noel Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Halifax Grammar School Halifax, Nova Scotia
G 23 Russ DeRemer 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Jr Xaverian Brothers Wrentham, Massachusetts
F 25 Rakeem Christmas 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 242 lb (110 kg) So Academy of the New Church Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
G 30 Josh Soley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Freeport High School Freeport, Maine
F 32 DaJuan Coleman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 288 lb (131 kg) Fr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 33 Albert Nassar 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So South Fork Stuart, Florida
F 43 James Southerland 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Notre Dame Preparatory (MA) Bayside, New York
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2013-1-12

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov. 1*
7:00 PM, TWCS
No. 9 Pace (DII) W 99–63 
 18  Southerland   9  Christmas   7  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (7,145)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 4*
4:00 PM, TWCS
No. 9 Bloomsburg (DII) W 103–60 
 23  Triche   6  Carter-Williams, Grant   8  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (7,559)
Syracuse, NY
Regular Season
Nov. 11*
4:00 PM, FSN
No. 9 vs. No. 20 San Diego State
Battle of the Midway
W 62–49  1–0
 17  Carter-Williams, Fair   10  Fair   4  Carter-Williams, Triche  USS Midway Museum (5,119)
San Diego, CA
Nov. 18*
1:00 PM, TWCS
No. 8 Wagner W 88–57  2–0
 21  Triche   7  Christmas, Coleman, Triche   11  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (17,273)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 21*
7:00 PM, TWCS
No. 6 Princeton W 73–53  3–0
 22  Southerland   6  Carter-Williams, Coleman, Fair   9  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (17,881)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 25*
1:00 PM, TWCS
No. 6 Colgate W 87–51  4–0
 18  Southerland   9  Christmas   13  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (21,085)
Syracuse, NY
Nov. 30*
8:30 PM, ESPN
No. 6 at Arkansas
SEC/Big East Invitational
W 91–82  5–0
 35  Southerland   10  Carter-Williams   9  Carter-Williams  Bud Walton Arena (18,370)
Fayetteville, AR
Dec. 3*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 4 Eastern Michigan W 84–48  6–0
 14  Coleman   7  Carter-Williams   11  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (20,822)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 6*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 4 Long Beach State W 84–53  7–0
 16  Fair   13  Fair   10  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (20,876)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 8*
7:00 PM, TWCS
No. 4 Monmouth W 108–56  8–0
 18  Triche   14  Coleman   16  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (21,760)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 15*
7:00 PM, TWCS
No. 4 Canisius
Gotham Classic
W 85–61  9–0
 21  Southerland   6  Coleman, Fair, Keita   14  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (18,120)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 17*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 3 Detroit
Gotham Classic
W 72–68  10–0
 22  Southerland   8  Christmas   10  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (17,902)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 22*
12:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 3 vs. Temple
Gotham Classic
L 83–79  10–1
 25  Fair   9  Southerland   6  Carter-Williams  Madison Square Garden (12,648)
New York, NY
Dec. 29*
7:00 PM, TWCS
No. 9 Alcorn State
Gotham Classic
W 57–36  11–1
 13  Fair   7  Christmas   6  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (19,365)
Syracuse, NY
Dec. 31*
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 7 Central Connecticut W 96–62  12–1
 18  Carter-Williams   10  Christmas, Fair   13  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (17,550)
Syracuse, NY
Big East Regular Season
Jan. 2
7:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 7 Rutgers W 78–53  13–1 (1–0)
 25  Triche   5  Grant   10  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (17,413)
Syracuse, NY
Jan. 6
12:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 7 at South Florida W 55–44  14–1 (2–0)
 20  Triche   10  Fair   5  Carter-Williams  USF Sun Dome (10,024)
Tampa, FL
Jan. 9
7:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 7 at Providence W 72–66  15–1 (3–0)
 23  Fair   11  Fair   6  Carter-Williams  Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,121)
Providence, RI
Jan. 12
12:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 7 Villanova W 72–61  16–1 (4–0)
 22  Fair   5  Christmas, Fair, Grant   7  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (27,586)
Syracuse, NY
Jan. 19
4:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 at No. 1 Louisville W 70–68  17–1 (5–0)
 23  Triche   8  Fair   7  Carter-Williams  KFC Yum! Center (22,814)
Louisville, KY
Jan. 21
3:30 PM, ESPN
No. 3 No. 21 Cincinnati W 57–55  18–1 (6–0)
 16  Carter-Williams   7  Grant   7  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (24,281)
Syracuse, NY
Jan. 26
11:00 AM, ESPNU
No. 3 at Villanova L 71–75 OT 18–2 (6–1)
 23  Triche   10  Christmas   4  Carter-Williams, Triche  Wells Fargo Center (18,273)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 2
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 at Pittsburgh L 55–65  18–3 (6–2)
 20  Fair   5  Grant   2  Carter-Williams, Cooney  Peterson Events Center (12,632)
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 4
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 9 No. 25 Notre Dame W 63–47  19–3 (7–2)
 18  Fair   10  Fair   8  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (23,982)
Syracuse, NY
Feb. 10
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 9 St. John's W 77–58  20–3 (8–2)
 17  Fair, Carter-Williams   9  Fair   8  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (27,169)
Syracuse, NY
Feb. 13
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 at Connecticut
Rivalry
L 58–66  20–4 (8–3)
 15  Carter-Williams   9  Grant   3  Triche  XL Center (13,518)
Hartford, CT
Feb. 16
8:00 PM, TWCS/SNY/ESPN3
No. 6 at Seton Hall W 76–65  21–4 (9–3)
 29  Triche   11  Fair   5  Triche  Prudential Center (13,569)
Newark, NJ
Feb. 20
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 8 Providence W 84–59  22–4 (10–3)
 20  Fair, Southerland   10  Fair   12  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (23,717)
Syracuse, NY
Feb. 23
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 No. 11 Georgetown L 46–57  22–5 (10–4)
 13  Fair, Southerland   8  Christmas   5  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (35,012)
Syracuse, NY
Feb. 25
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 at No. 22 Marquette L 71–74  22–6 (10–5)
 20  Fair   8  Keita   8  Triche  BMO Harris Bradley Center (16,049)
Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 2
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 12 No. 10 Louisville L 53–58  22–7 (10–6)
 19  Fair   7  Carter-Williams, Southerland   6  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (31,173)
Syracuse, NY
Mar. 6
6:00 PM, TWCS/SNY/ESPN3
No. 17 DePaul W 78–57  23–7 (11–6)
 22  Southerland   10  Southerland   5  Carter-Williams  Carrier Dome (23,380)
Syracuse, NY
Mar. 9
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 17 at No. 5 Georgetown L 39–61  23–8 (11–7)
 17  Carter-Williams   6  Southerland, Christmas   2  Carter-Williams  Verizon Center (20,972)
Washington, DC
2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Mar. 13
2:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 vs. Seton Hall
Second Round
W 75–63  24–8
 20  Southerland   8  Fair   14  Carter-Williams  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
Mar. 14
2:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 vs. No. 17 Pittsburgh
Quarterfinals
W 62–59  25–8
 20  Southerland   7  Fair   7  Carter-Williams  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
Mar. 15
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 vs. No. 5 Georgetown
Semifinals
W 58–55 OT 26–8
 13  Southerland, Triche, Keita   8  Keita   6  Carter-Williams  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
Mar. 16
8:30 PM, ESPN
No. 19 vs. No. 4 Louisville
Finals
L 61–78  26–9
 21  Fair   8  Southerland   9  Carter-Williams  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
2013 NCAA Tournament
Mar. 21
10:41 PM, truTV
No. 16 (4 E) vs. (13 E) Montana
Second Round
W 81–34  27–9
 20  Triche   8  Carter-Williams, Grant   9  Carter-Williams  HP Pavilion (17,997)
San Jose, CA
Mar. 23
9:40 PM, TBS
No. 16 (4 E) vs. (12 E) California
Third Round
W 66–60  28–9
 18  Fair   9  Southerland   3  Carter-Williams  HP Pavilion (18,030)
San Jose, CA
March 28*
9:52 PM, CBS
No. 16 (4 E) vs. No. 4 (1 E) Indiana
Sweet Sixteen
W 61–50  29–9
 24  Carter-Williams   9  Fair   2  Triche  Verizon Center (19,731)
Washington, DC
March 30*
4:30 PM, CBS
No. 16 (4 E) vs. No. 15 (3 E) Marquette
Elite Eight
W 55–39  30–9
 16  Southerland   8  Carter-Williams   6  Carter-Williams  Verizon Center (19,801)
Washington, DC
April 6*
9:21 PM, CBS
No. 16 (4 E) vs. No. 10 (4 S) Michigan
Final Four
L 56–61  30–10
 22  Fair   7  Grant   8  Triche  Georgia Dome (75,350)
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is Seed with Region E=East S=South.

2013 NCAA Tournament comparisonsEdit

Comparison Syracuse Michigan
Leading scorer in last five games Fair (15.2 ppg) Burke (16.2 ppg)
Record 30-9 30-7
Points per game 70.8 75.5
Opponent points per game 58.6 62.9
Net points per game 12.2 12.6
FGM/FGA 984-2,238 1,047-2,159
FG % 44% 49%
3 pt. FGM/FGA 230-683 280-727
3 pt. FG % 34% 39%
Average height of starting five 6'7" 6'6"
Average weight of starting five 213 209
Starting five class years Sr. (2), Jr. (1), So. (2) Jr. (1), So. (1), Fr. (3)
Point guard (points per game) 12.1 (Carter-Williams) 18.8 (Burke)
Point guard (assists per game) 7.4 6.8
Point guard (turnovers per game) 3.4 2.2
Point guard (net assists-turnovers) 3.9 4.6
Guard (points per game) 14.3 (Triche) 11.5 (Stauskas)
Forwards (points per game) 25.8 (Fair, Southerland) 25.2 (Hardaway, Robinson)
Forwards (rebounds per game) 11.4 10.0
Center (points per game) 5.1 (Christmas) 7.4 (McGary)
Center (rebounds per game) 4.6 6.2
RPI ranking (pre-NCAA tournament) 7 12
BPI ranking (pre-NCAA tournament) 11 8

RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 9 8 6 6 4 4 3 9 7 7 6 3 6 9 6 8 12 17 19 16
Coaches 9 8 6 5 4 4 3 7 7 7 6 4 6 9 7 8 12 16 20 18

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2013–14 RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyler Ennis
PG
Newark, NJ St. Benedict's High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 87
B.J. Johnson
SF
Ardmore, PA Lower Merion High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Oct 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Chinonso Obokoh
C
Rochester, NY Bishop Kearney High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Ron Patterson
SG
Indianapolis, IN Brewster Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 3, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 91
Tyler Roberson
PF
Union, NJ Roselle Catholic High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Nov 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #12   Rivals: #9  ESPN: #7
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

2014–15 RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chris McCullough
PF
Bronx, NY Brewster Academy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 5, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 91
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

ReferencesEdit