The Syracuse Orange men's basketball program is an intercollegiate men's basketball team representing Syracuse University. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Since playing its first official season in 1900–1901, Syracuse ranks 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 1874–880 as of March 18, 2018. The Orange currently hold an active NCAA-record 47 consecutive winning seasons.
In its 42nd year under current head coach Jim Boeheim, the team has compiled an all-time record 37 20-win seasons, including ten Big East regular season championships, five Big East Tournament championships, 32 NCAA Tournament appearances, and three appearances in the national title game. In those games, the Orange lost to Indiana in 1987 and Kentucky in 1996. In 2003 they defeated Kansas 81-78 with Carmelo Anthony winning Most Outstanding Player honors.
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