With a second suffocating performance at the East Regional, No. 4-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 Saturday to earn coach Jim Boeheim his fourth trip to the Final Four — and first since a freshman named Carmelo Anthony helped win the 2003 NCAA championship.
This is one of the most impressive coaching jobs that Boeheim has had in his 37-year career. If you had asked Jim Boeheim that same question (and gotten a non-sarcastic response), he would’ve probably agreed with you.