Syracuse Basketball 1990-1999  
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Season Results
Team Record 232-92 0.716 1 Final Four, 1 Big East Championship
Post Season 8 NCAA, 1 NIT
Style
Syracuse played half court sets on offense, with a focus on one or two players to do more of the scoring. The defense started to stay exclusively with the 2-3 zone and trap. The team seldom went more than 7 players deep, and had regular starting lineups.
   
Player of the Decade
John Wallace, with a nod to Lawrence Moten and Billy Owens. Wallace had four years as a starter in the decade, while Owens had just two (his third year was the previous decade). Moten was better as a freshman and sophomore than Wallace, but Wallace was stronger as a junior and senior.
Best Individual Season
John Wallace in 1995-96. Very close behind is Billy Owens in 1990-91; Owens probably had the better regular season, but Wallace clearly had the better post season in both the Big East and the NCAA taking the Orangemen to the finals, whereas Owens was one and out, and that has to count for something.
   
Best Team
1995-96. Team played solid during the regular season, went to the Big East finals, the NCAA Final Four and lost in National Championship game. The 1990-91 team was outstanding during the regular season but was 0-2 in the post season.
   
Top Scorer Lawrence Moten 2,334 points
Top Rebounder John Wallace 1,065 rebounds
Top Assists Adrian Autry 631 assists
Coach (1) Jim Boeheim 10 years 232-92 0.716
   
All Decade Team  
Guard
Adrian Autry
Guard
Lawrence Moten
Forward
Billy Owens
Forward
John Wallace
Center
Etan Thomas
Honorable Mentions Jason Hart, Todd Burgan, Dave Johnson
   
Best Shooter
Marius Janulis. Lawrence Moten was more prolific (by a little), but Janulis was more accurate.
Fan Favorite Mike Hopkins
Most Exciting Player Jason Hart. Very flashy, often out of control, but brought excitement to the court.
Best Defensive Player: Etan Thomas. Twice voted the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.

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