Between blatantly incontiguous conference geographies, players changing teams faster than the pros, and forsaking generations of tradition, nothing makes sense in major college sports right now. You can thank TV and the billions it spends on broadcast rights for that.
In the course of coaching a premier college basketball program for nearly five decades, it would be easy to assume that one would get pretty good at assessing their team's chances from one year to the next. On Wednesday at the ACC Men's Basketball Media Day, Boeheim told several reporters that this year's squad of Orange will go to the Big Dance in March. After suffering his first losing season since taking up the profession at Syracuse, the 77 year-old coach is ready to get his team back to playing tournament basketball.