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The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team is a Division I program for Syracuse University. The team is located in Syracuse, New York and play their home games at the Carrier Dome. The Carrier Dome has a capacity of 34,616 people and was built in 1980. The venue is the largest on-campus basketball arena, and frequently keeps the Orange towards the top of the attendance figures. The team is currently coached by Jim Boeheim. Boeheim has led the team to 36 straight winning seasons, giving the Orange 42 consecutive winning seasons, the longest such active streak in the NCAA. Boeheim has led the team to 29 NCAA Tournaments with three Final Four appearances and one National Championship.
The team played its first game in 1900 and since then, have become the fifth winningest team in the NCAA. Many top coaches have coached at Syracuse. In 1968, Roy Danforth took the reins of the Orange, leading them to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments including a Final Four appearance in 1975. After coaching his team to the Final Four, he left for Tulane, and current coach Jim Boeheim stepped in as head coach. Since that time, Boeheim and the team have won 890 games, and that number has placed him as the third most winningest coach in men’s Division I history, and the coach with the most wins at a single school.
59 Syracuse players have been drafted into the NBA, 19 of which have been drafted in the first round. Derrick Coleman has been the only first overall pick to date when he was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in the 1990 draft. Dave Bing is the only Hall of Famer that played at Syracuse.
Syracuse’s two main basketball rivals are their annual matchup against Villanova and against the University of Connecticut. Syracuse holds a 54-36 advantage against the Huskies; however, this matchup is memorable from their meeting in the Big East Tournament in 2009. In the Quarterfinals of the 2009 tournament, the two teams played a six-overtime thriller, where Syracuse ended up defeating UCONN despite not leading in any of the first five overtimes.