Syracuse vs University of Illinois Back
Syracuse Orange Basketball
Kansas Jayhawks Basketball
3 games
Syracuse 1-2
DATE   Opposing Coach   Score Starters Notes
12/22/1978
N
Lou Henson
L
61-64
Cohen, Headd, Bouie, Shackleford, Orr Orr 16 pts
3/26/1989
NCAA
Lou Henson
L
86-89
Douglas, Roe, Coleman, Thompson, Owens Elite Eight; Owens 22 pts, Coleman 11 reb
12/27/1995
N
Lou Henson
W
92-66
Sims, Janulis, Hill, Wallace, Burgan Janulis 18 pts

The Syracuse Orangemen and Illinois Fighting Illini have met three times, starting in 1978. The Illini have won two of the three games. The two teams met in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 1989, with the Illini beating the Orangemen 89-86.

Lou Henson and Jim Boeheim both coached all three meetings of the two teams, with Henson holding the edge 2-1.

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