Syracuse Basketball 1950-1959  
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Season Results
Team Record 135-89 0.602
Post Season 1 NCAA, 1 NIT, 1 NCT
Style
Syracuse tended to run a set offense, geared around a couple of players to do the scoring, often trying to feed a man down low in the pivot. Role players were very common with an individual designated for rebounding, and a couple for defensive pressure. Full court presses would be common, as would half court sets. The team tended to have irregular lineups, but did not go very deep into the bench. This was the first decade of truly integrated teams.
   
Player of the Decade Vinnie Cohen. By far the best player of the decade.
Best Individual Season
Vinnie Cohen 1956-57. Cohen scored 24.2 ppg, leading Syracuse to an 18-7 record, and its first NCAA berth, with the team advancing to the Elite 8.
   
Best Team
1956-57. The first Syracuse team to go to the NCAA tournament, reaching the Elite 8.
   
Top Scorer Vinnie Cohen 1,337 points
Top Rebounder Jon Cincebox 1,004 rebounds
Top Assists n/a
Coaches (2) Lew Andreas 1 year 18-9 .667
  Marc Guley 9 years 117-80 .593
All Decade Team  
Guard
Ed Goldberg
Guard
Jack Kiley
Forward
Vinnie Cohen
Forward
Ed Miller
Center
Jon Cincebox
Honorable Mentions Gary Clark, Frank Reddout, Jim Brown
   
Best Shooter Ed Goldberg
Fan Favorite Jack Kiley. Kiley was a very stylish shooter on the court, with a variety of shooting techniques.
Most Exciting Player Vinnie Cohen
Best Defensive Player: Dick Suprunowicz

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