Syracuse men’s basketball assistant Mike Hopkins has been formally given the title of head coach designate to succeed Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim after the 2017-18 season.
Jim Boeheim said Thursday that 2018 is the “right time” to retire, but acknowledged that next season could be his last as he appeals NCAA sanctions for academic and benefits violations.
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and the university’s athletic director has resigned, the school announced Wednesday.
Jim Boeheim spoke publicly on Sunday for the first time since the NCAA released its scathing report on Syracuse’s athletic department on Friday.
The governing body, saying the school lost control of its athletic department, placed Syracuse on probation for five years for breaking with the “most fundamental core values of the NCAA.”
In a stunning announcement, the school said Wednesday it is issuing a postseason ban this season against its men’s basketball program for past infractions that are currently being investigated by the NCAA.
Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) has lost three straight. Florida State (5-0, 3-0 ACC) has won a school-record 21 straight, the longest winning streak in the nation.
Hunt, who was injured the previous week in a loss to Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, broke his fibula in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game against Louisville in the Carrier Dome.
Ennis finished second on the Orange in scoring at 12.9 points per game and averaged 5.5 assists to go with 1.7 turnovers, one of the top assist-to-turnover marks in the nation.
Syracuse’s backcourt of Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis combined for 34 points and the Orange defense clamped down in a 77-53 victory over Western Michigan on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Malcolm Brogdon scored eight of his 19 points during a decisive second-half run and No. 12 Virginia clinched the top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament by beating No. 4 Syracuse 75-56 on Saturday.
The Florida Gators are taking their turn as the newest No. 1 in what coach Billy Donovan calls a revolving door atop the AP college basketball poll.
Syracuse, off to the best start in school history, is the first unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll since Duke was for six weeks in 2010-11.
Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) need one more victory to tie the school record for most wins to start a season, set two years ago.
Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Tyler Ennis had 20 and C.J. Fair added 17 Saturday as the undefeated Syracuse topped No. 8 Villanova 78-62.