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Fast facts about Syracuse
Who knew that when the Orange beat Harvard on Nov. 26, 1976, coach Jim Boeheim was on his way to 947 career wins … and counting. That team started Buffalo-bred guard Jimmy “Bug” Williams.
Freshman guard Tyler Ennis hails from Brampton, Ont., and his older brother Dylan plays for Villanova, making Thursday a dream setup for parents Suzette Ennis and Tony McIntyre.
Senior forward C.J. Fair, an admirer of Carmelo Anthony, started wearing a headband during his final year of high school. He typically throws it to the crowd after home games.
The trademark “Syracuse zone” was implemented by Boeheim about 17 years ago and the ’Cuse recruits with an eye on what it demands.
Sophomore shooting guard Trevor Cooney sprained an ankle against North Carolina State in the ACC Tournament, and he has made 18 of his last 72 shots from behind the arc.
Guard Michael Gbinije, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, transferred in after playing his freshman year at Duke. He averages 14 minutes and