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Providence preview

Syracuse (13-0) will try to be the first 14-0 Orange team since the 1999-2000 season. It will try to do that against a Providence (11-2) team that is off to its best start since the 1988-89 season.

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Top five moments of 2010

What a year for Syracuse athletics. Between the basketball team’s rise to the No. 1 team in the country, to the football team’s return to relevance with a bid to the Pinstripe Bowl and lacrosse’s dominant regular season, there has been no shortages of stories. These are the top five.

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Triche returns to form after slump

Over the past few games, Triche has been shooting the ball well and getting those kinds of shooter’s rolls. That couldn’t be said during the first half of Syracuse’s nonconference schedule, when those kinds of shots weren’t falling.

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Overrated no longer

In late November, Jim Boeheim called this team “the most overrated team I’ve ever coached.” At the time, I completely agreed with him. I had watched the games. I had seen the team’s shooting troubles, defensive lapses and very close games against subpar competition (a 63-60 win over William & Mary??). Now, though? Now, you have to really nitpick to find flaws. The Orange is improving by leaps and bounds, and after a 93-65 beating of a good Drexel team, I’m finally ready to no longer call this team overrated.