2007–08 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

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2007–08 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2007–08 record 21–14 (9–9 Big East)
Head coach Jim Boeheim
Assistant coach Bernie Fine
Assistant coach Mike Hopkins
Assistant coach Rob Murphy
Home arena Carrier Dome
Seasons
← 2006–07
2008–09 →
2007–08 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Georgetown 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#13 Louisville 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
#15 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
#16 Connecticut 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
West Virginia 11 7   .611     26 11   .703
#25 Marquette 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
#17 Pittsburgh 10 8   .556     27 10   .730
Villanova 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Syracuse 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Cincinnati 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Providence 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
*DePaul 6 12   .333     11 19   .367
*St. John's 5 13   .278     11 19   .367
*South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
*Rutgers 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2008 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 7, 2008[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2008 Big East Tournament.

The 2007–08 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University. The team's head coach was Jim Boeheim, serving for his 32nd year. They played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. The team finished with a 21–14 (9–9) record, while making it to the quarterfinal round of the NIT tournament. Junior Eric Devendorf was the team's elder classman for 2007–08 squad, starting at shooting guard. Sophomores Arinze Onuaku (center), and Paul Harris (guard/forward) and standout freshmen Donté Greene (forward) and Jonny Flynn (guard) rounded out the rest of the starting lineup. Following an injury to Devendorf, guard Scoop Jardine stepped in and Kristof Ongenaet also saw time in the starting lineup.

Roster

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Rick Jackson 00 C/F 6–9 235 Freshman Philadelphia, PA
Andy Rautins 1 G 6–5 193 Junior Jamesville, NY
Donté Greene 5 F 6–11 226 Freshman Baltimore, MD
Jonny Flynn 10 G 6–0 186 Freshman Niagara, NY
Paul Harris 11 G/F 6–5 228 Sophomore Niagara Falls, NY
Kristof Ongenaet 12 F 6–8 215 Junior Ghent, Belgium
Arinze Onuaku 21 C 6–9 258 Sophomore Lanham, MD
Eric Devendorf 23 G 6–4 178 Junior Bay City, MI
Devin Brennan-McBride 25 C 6–9 254 Sophomore London, ON
Josh Wright 30 G 6–2 175 Senior Utica, NY
Scoop Jardine 33 G 6–1 192 Freshman Philadelphia, PA
Sean Williams 45 C 6–11 228 Freshman Villa Park, CA

Standings

Big East [2]
  W-L     GB     W-L  
#12 Georgetown 15–2 28–6
#19 Notre Dame 14–4 1 25–8
#6 Louisville 14–4 1 27–9
Connecticut 13–5 2 24–9
#21 Marquette 11–7 4 25–10
#17 West Virginia 11–7 4 26–11
#18 Pittsburgh 10–8 5 27–10
#24 Villanova 9–9 6 22–13
Syracuse 9–9 6 21–14
Cincinnati 8–10 7 13–19
Seton Hall 7–11 8 17–15
Providence 6–12 9 15–16
DePaul 6–12 9 11–19
St. Johns 5–13 10 11–19
South Florida 3–15 12 12–19
Rutgers 3–15 12 11–20

Developments

  • Eric Devendorf[3] and Andy Rautins[4] both suffered season-ending knee injuries
  • Scoop Jardine was suspended for three games[5]
  • Josh Wright and Devin Brennan-McBride both quit the team[6]
  • Donté Greene declared for the NBA draft following the conclusion of the season[7]
  • Jonny Flynn was named co-Big East Rookie of the Year[8]
  • This marked the first season since 1982 that Syracuse missed back-to-back NCAA Tournaments

References

  1. ^ "2007-08 Big East Conference Season Summary: Standings" sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12-13-2013.
  2. ^ "Big East Conference Standings 2007–2008." ESPN Retrieved on May 24, 2008.
  3. ^ Devendorf goes down with knee injury – Orange Basketball Blog on syracuse.com
  4. ^ Canada's Andy Rautins injures knee
  5. ^ Suspended Scoop Jardine A 'No-Show' At Practice Too | WTVH-TV CBS 5 Syracuse, NY | Sports
  6. ^ Wright out; but not for good – Orange Basketball Blog on syracuse.com
  7. ^ Syracuse freshman Donté Greene to enter NBA draft – Orange Basketball Blog on syracuse.com
  8. ^ Syracuse's Jonny Flynn Shares Big East Rookie of the Year Award – Video from The Post-Standard on syracuse.com
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