Jim Boeheim: “Orange Coach”

Although he doesn’t appear to be, legendary NCAA basketball head coach Jim Boeheim is more orange than the 45th U.S.A President Donald J Trump. That is solely due to the fact that Boeheim has been guiding the Syracuse Orange since The Donald was still DATING Wife #1 Ivana Zelnickova. Also not to be confused with Frank Underwood (House of Cards) here we take a look at the amazing courtside career of Jim Boeheim.

Jim Boeheim Wins

Similarities between President Trump and the Hilltoppers bench boss end at orange as Boeheim is a proven, bona fide, winner – one can bet on those NOT being alternative facts. Inheriting a decent Orangemen Crew, that coach Roy Danforth had previously guided for eight seasons and had just led to four straight NCAA March Madness appearances, Boeheim took the Syracuse reigns in 1976.

Boeheim kept the ship sailing in a winning direction as the Orangemen played as independents for another three years. Syracuse made it to three March Madness dances, that included two Sweet 16 and one First Round exist, while posting a 74-14 record. When an opportunity arose, to join an east coast “basketball first” focused conference, the Orange peeled away from their Independent roots.

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Along with heavyweights like St. John’s and Georgetown, Syracuse was a founding member of the basketball centric Big East Conference (1979-2013) when it was established in 1979. Winning ways continued as the Orange posted a 26-4 mark, won the first Big East Conference Championship and advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAAB tournament. Syracuse basketball odds were largely on the chalk side of the ledger over their 34 years in the Big East as Boeheim & Crew attended the March Madness party 26 times and they posted an overall 846-300 record within the conference.

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Syracuse advanced to the Sweet 16 nine times, the Elite Eight twice and lost in the Championship Final twice. Boeheim reached a high water mark when the Orange went 30-5 and won the NCCAB Championship with a stirring 81-79 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks in 2013. The win was fuelled by future NBA star and Madness MOP Carmelo Anthony and gave Boeheim his first Championship after 27 NCAAB seasons. During 1,146 matches as a Big East squad, the Hilltoppers outscored their opponents by a 89,333 to 79,317 combined count which was good for a 78-69 per game average.

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Cutting ties with the revamped Big East, Syracuse moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013. The ‘Cuse first three seasons in the ACC were a mixed bag as the Orange advanced to the second round in 2014, they were ineligible in 2015, and made a solid run to the Final Four in 2016. NCAAB ordered vacated wins (101) aside, Jim Boeheim posted career win 1,000 when the Orange defeated Virginia 66-62 on February 4, 2017. At the time of publishing (10/02/17) the Orange are a “bubble team” to make 2017 March Madness field of 68 teams. We are tracking the NCAAB action and will update this space once Selection Sunday plays out. We’re excited about the pending Madness.

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November 2016 (6)
Fri 11 Colgate Raiders 55 - 83 Syracuse Orange Odds
Tue 15 Holy Cross 46 - 90 Syracuse Orange Odds
Fri 18 Monmouth Hawks 50 - 71 Syracuse Orange +725 -909 Odds
Tue 22 SCS 59 - 101 Syracuse Orange
Sat 26 South Carolina 64 - 50 Syracuse Orange +380 -400 Odds
Tue 29 Syracuse Orange 60 - 77 Wisconsin Badgers +240 -278 Odds
December 2016 (7)
Sat 3 North Florida 71 - 77 Syracuse Orange Odds
Mon 5 Connecticut Huskies 52 - 50 Syracuse Orange +300 -400 Odds
Sat 10 Boston Uni. Terries 77 - 99 Syracuse Orange Odds
Sat 17 Georgetown Hoyas 78 - 71 Syracuse Orange +280 -313 Odds
Mon 19 Eastern Michigan 57 - 105 Syracuse Orange +600 -909 Odds
Wed 21 St. John's 93 - 60 Syracuse Orange +1025 -1250 Odds
Tue 27 Cornell Big Red 56 - 80 Syracuse Orange +2125 -5000 Odds
January 2017 (9)
Sun 1 Syracuse Orange 81 - 96 Boston College -109 +500 Odds
Wed 4 Miami Hurricanes 55 - 70 Syracuse Orange -137 +130 Odds
Sat 7 Pittsburgh Panthers 66 - 77 Syracuse Orange +200 -161 Odds
Tue 10 Syracuse Orange 73 - 83 Virginia Tech +145 -164 Odds
Sat 14 Boston College 53 - 76 Syracuse Orange +700 -833 Odds
Mon 16 Syracuse Orange 68 - 85 N.C. Tar Heels +1100 -1429 Odds
Sat 21 Syracuse Orange 66 - 84 Notre Dame +275 -323 Odds
Tue 24 Wake Forest 76 - 81 Syracuse Orange +165 -167 Odds
Sat 28 Florida State 72 - 82 Syracuse Orange -161 +140 Odds
February 2017 (8)
Wed 1 Syracuse Orange 100 - 93 N.C. State Wolfpack -110 -110 Odds
Sat 4 Virginia Cavaliers 62 - 66 Syracuse Orange -208 +175 Odds
Tue 7 Syracuse Orange 82 - 81 Clemson Tigers +145 -154 Odds
Sat 11 Syracuse Orange 75 - 80 Pittsburgh Panthers -115 +105 Odds
Mon 13 Louisville 76 - 72 Syracuse Orange -156 +145 Odds
Sun 19 Syracuse Orange 65 - 71 Georgia Tech -175 +170 Odds
Wed 22 Duke Blue Devils 75 - 78 Syracuse Orange -179 +160 Odds
Sun 26 Syracuse Orange 68 - 88 Louisville
March 2017 (2)
Sat 4 Georgia Tech 61 - 90 Syracuse Orange +380 -435 Odds
Wed 8 Miami Hurricanes 62 - 57 Syracuse Orange -127 +115 Odds

With the NCAAB season being a long grind, plus the fact that it plays out during the NFL playoff betting period, we turn our focus to college hoops action during the third week of February. It is a good turn as regular season play is winding down and the contenders are starting to separate from the pretenders. When the Madness begins, we are loaded with an arsenal of research and ready to roll. Surf back here for updates and view the FREE pick predictions on our Facebook page anytime. Speaking of arsenals, the top ranked online bookmakers in the table below are all March Madness wagering experts. SportsInteraction, who currently have Gonzaga as 2017 NCAAB Championship futures chalk with a +800 money line price, is a prime time hoops wagering destination. That said, all of the Canada Sports Betting recommended sportsbooks are quality basketball betting websites.