#14 Ray Tice
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6'1"   Center
HS: Mansanutten Military Academy Plainfield, NJ
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1939-40 So C/G 9 3 4     1         9 1.0
1941-42 Sr C 1 0 +0 0
+0 0
0 0 5 5.0

Ray Tice played center for Syracuse basketball for two seasons. Tice was a star football player for three seasons, and a contributor on the basketball team. He would play center and offensive tackle for the football team his sophomore and junior seasons, and move to blocking fullback his senior season.

Tice was not a fast player but a strong player willing to fight for rebounds and loose balls. Coach Lew Andreas had a basketball team built on speed, and Tice was the solution needed when the speed was not winning the games. Tice would play nine games his sophomore year, and start three of them.

Tice would play his junior season but only for the jayvee team, never playing in varsity action. He would come out again for the team his senior season. The morning after Syracuse's first game that season, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and World War II began for the United States. Tice would be the first Syracuse athlete to leave school to join the military, when he joined the Naval Reserve shortly after December 7th.

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