Syracuse Basketball 1960-1969  
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Season Results
Team Record 119-122 0.491
Post Season 1 NCAA, 2 NIT
Style
Syracuse attempted to out run every team, using the fast break whenever possible. The teams went deep into their rotations (9-10 players), and had very irregular starting lineups with lineups determined by the opponent matchups.Defensively Syracuse played a combination of zone and man-to-man press defense. The decade had some of the worst teams in Syracuse history.
   
Player of the Decade Dave Bing. No contest on this one.
Best Individual Season
Dave Bing 1965-66. Bing did it all that year, leading the team in scoring 28.4 ppg, rebounding 10.8 rpg, and assists at 6.6 apg, as the Orangemen went to their only NCAA appearance of the decade.
   
Best Team
1965-66. The only Syracuse NCAA tournament team of the decade, led the nation in scoring and almost became the first school to average 100+ points a game, on their way to a 22-6 record.
   
Top Scorer Dave Bing 1,883 points
Top Rebounder Vaughn Harper 864 rebounds
Top Assists Dave Bing 185 assists (* assists weren't official NCAA statistics until 1965-66)
Coaches (3) Marc Guley 3 years 19-49 .279
  Fred Lewis 6 years 91-57 .615
  Roy Danforth 1 year 9-16 .360
All Decade Team  
Guard
Richie Cornwall
Guard
Dave Bing
Forward
George Hicker
Forward
Vaughn Harper
Center
Rick Dean
Honorable Mentions Pete Chudy, Chuck Richards
   
Best Shooter George Hicker
Fan Favorite Dave Bing
Most Exciting Player Dave Bing
Best Defensive Player: Sam Penceal. He was Lewis' 'go to' guy to shut down big guns on other teams.

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