Syracuse Basketball: 3 Reasons the Orange Will Win Big East Again

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Syracuse Basketball: 3 Reasons the Orange Will Win Big East Again
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The Syracuse Orange only have one season remaining in the Big East. They will make it count.

Last season, the Orange finished in first place in the Big East standings but were ousted by the Cincinnati Bearcats in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.

Some argue, though, that the team's success was hindered by scandal and eligibility issues.

Although it was thought that Syracuse had slowed down, the Orange responded well to skepticism and pulled off one of the best records (34-3) in the NCAA. The 20-0 start to the season was the best start in school history, and the Orange were ranked at least as high as No. 2 by the AP polls from Week 6 until the end of the regular season.

Since last season, Syracuse has said goodbye to Scoop Jardine, Fab Melo, Dion Waiters and Kris Joseph.

However, even without these four, the Orange will be fine.

Some Orange fans believe that last year’s team was one of the best Syracuse teams to ever play. The Syracuse fanbase still has many reasons to be optimistic this year.

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