|1900-1901 Syracuse Orangemen|
Coach: No Coach
This was the first season of Syracuse varsity basketball, with a four game schedule slated. There was no coach, so the team captain Fred Stensel was to run the team. He was ill, and missed the season, so Bill Lowe became the captain. Lowe was also the designated free throw shooter for the team.
The Orangemen lost their first basketball game 21-8 to Rensselaer Polytechnic, a game where Syracuse was clearly overmatched. The Orangemen were sloppy on their passing and poor shooting, while RPI was sharp on their team skills. The Orangemen, then won their next two against Cornell and St. Lawrence, before losing the last game of the season to St. John's Military Academy.
Clinton Goodwin, Lowe, Earl Twombley, and George Lamb played every minute of the four games. The varsity committee decided the players were not eligible to be awarded varsity block letters for this first season, but would for subsequent seasons.
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[Note: Missing scoring from 2 games noted by the +]