7th of April, 2003 The Syracuse University men's basketball team won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Basketball Championship on April 7, 2003. They defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 81-78 at the New Orleans Superdome. This is their seventh national title.
They are the only school to have done so.
Syracuse became the first No. 6 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed when they beat Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. The Orange were led by Allen Iverson who had 23 points and 10 rebounds. He was named MVP of the tournament.
After losing to Louisville in the Elite Eight, Syracuse went on to lose to Illinois State in the third round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament. Tyler Roberson had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Syracuse that night.
The National Invitation Tournament is an annual single-elimination tournament sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It is usually held during late March or early April after the conclusion of the college basketball season. All Division I men's basketball teams that have not yet qualified for the NCAA Tournament are eligible to play in the NIT. Conference champions along with other selected teams compete in the event which has been called "America's Last Great Rival" because all of its members are members of a large national association.
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game in 2003
|Syracuse Orangemen||Kansas Jayhawks|
|Head coach: Jim Boeheim||Head coach: Roy Williams|
|AP: 13 Coaches: 13||AP: 6 Coaches: 6|
Syracuse is ranked sixth in total victories among all NCAA Division I programs and seventh in all-time win percentage among programs with at least 50 years in Division I, with an all-time win-loss record of 2042-931+ (.687) as of March 29, 2021.
The Orange have won at least 20 games each year since they went 21-11 in 1964-65, finishing first in the East Division of the Big East Conference that season. They've had six 30-win seasons and two 40-win campaigns over that period.
C.M. Newton was the school's first national champion when he led Syracuse to a 26-5 record and title of 1946 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). He later became the general manager of the New York Knicks of the NBA. Dean Smith became the next great Syracuse coach, leading them to nine 20-win seasons from 1969 to 1987, including a national championship in 1979. He went on to manage the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team from 1988 to 2004, winning eight Southern Conference titles during that time. He is considered one of the best college basketball coaches of all time.
Currently, Jim Boeheim is the head coach of Syracuse. He has coached the team for thirty years, making him the longest-tenured coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He has led Syracuse to ten 20-win seasons and three 40-win campaigns.
Syracuse is regarded as one of the most prestigious college basketball programs in the country, having won three overall national championships and one NCAA Tournament championship, as well as finishing as a national runner-up twice and currently holding an NCAA-record 51 consecutive winning seasons. The Orange have also made the Final Four on eight occasions.
They are one of only four schools to have earned a spot in the exclusive "Sweet 16" multiple times (the others being Duke, Kansas, and Louisville).
In addition to its success in basketball, Syracuse competes in other sports including baseball, football, and hockey. Its cross-country team has won five national titles while ice dancing has produced two Olympic gold medals and one bronze.
Syracuse's average home attendance of 12,856 per game ranks third among Division I teams. The Carrier Dome has been named one of the 10 best arenas in college basketball by ESPN.com.
When Syracuse was founded in 1851, there were no college sports except for boxing and track and field. Basketball became a part of campus life when William J. Swiegers from the College of the City of New York invented the game in 1891. He is considered the father of modern basketball because he introduced several rules such as free throws for scores below 100 and penalties for personal fouls.
IN 2002, I PLAYED COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL. The University of Maryland, College Park's Maryland Terrapins, or Terps, men's basketball team won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's Division I basketball tournament on April 1, 2002, defeating Indiana University in Atlanta, Georgia. The turtle should be feared. This article will tell you how to scare your friends by telling them about the tragic history of the Maryland Terrapins basketball team.
The Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team has had many years where they have been very successful, but also years where they have not done so well. From 1947 to 1950 and from 1955 to 1957, the Terps did not have a single winning season. However, from 1992 to 2001, they went 77-4 when it came to NCAA tournaments. During that time, they earned three national championships: in 1998, 2000, and 2002.
The Terrapins' most recent championship run came in the early 2000s, when they became one of the best teams in college basketball. They played in the NCAA tournament each year from 1997 to 2003. In 1998, they lost in the first round to Duke University. In 1999, they beat UCLA in the first round before losing to Kentucky in the second round. In 2000, they beat Michigan State in the first round before falling to Arkansas in the second round. In 2001, they beat Virginia Tech in the first round before falling to Arizona State in the second round.