Syracuse Basketball 1940-1949  
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Season Results
Team Record 125-71 0.638
Post Season 1 NIT
Style
The war caused a disruption of play, teams pre-war were stripped of players, and post-war had a combination of teenagers and returning veterans in their mid-20's. The successful teams for Syracuse ran an up tempo offense, with quick defenders.
   
Player of the Decade Billy Gabor. He set the tempo for the Orangemen, and was the leading scorer every year on the varsity.
Best Individual Season
Billy Gabor 1945-46. Gabor ran an up tempo offense, leading the Orangemen to their first post season berth and a 23-4 record, with a team leading 15.2 ppg. His 1946-47 season also merits attention, as does Jack Kiley in 1948-49, and Paul Kartluke in 1939-40.
   
Best Team
1945-46. The first Syracuse team to go to post season action, the NIT.
   
Top Scorer Billy Gabor 1,344 points
Top Rebounder n/a
Top Assists n/a
Coach (1) Lew Andreas 9 years 125-71 .638
All Decade Team  
Guard
Ed Stickel
Guard
Billy Gabor
Forward
Bob Shaddock
Forward
Paul Kartluke
Center
Royce Newell
Honorable Mentions Andy Mogish, Dan DiPace
   
Best Shooter Paul Kartluke
Fan Favorite John Ludka was very popular with fans post war.
Most Exciting Player Billy Gabor
Best Defensive Player: Andy Mogish

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