26 Signs You Bleed Orange For Syracuse Basketball

Otto's Army forever.

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If you can get in to the bar, that is.

The line at Chuck's for Syracuse Basketball Final Four.

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The line at Chuck's for Syracuse Basketball Final Four.

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Plus, it doesn't hurt that he's the second winningest coach in NCAA history.

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When Syracuse beat Rutgers on Jan. 2, 2013, Boeheim earned 903 wins and passed Bobby Knight for second on the all-time wins list.

5. You've shown your support by camping out at Boeheimburg.

Tents have continued to pop up in Boeheimburg in advance of tomorrow's game. #BeatDuke

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Tents have continued to pop up in Boeheimburg in advance of tomorrow's game. #BeatDuke

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"I thought my dad was crazy when he said he camped out for hockey tickets - now I get it." SU student w/ @OttosArmy

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"I thought my dad was crazy when he said he camped out for hockey tickets - now I get it." SU student w/ @OttosArmy

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6. The 2003 season has a special place in your heart.

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After making it to the NCAA National Championship games and losing in 1987 and 1996, 'Cuse finally beat the Kansas Jayhawks 81-78.

7. And you're forever grateful to Hakim Warrick for his block that sealed the National Championship.

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There was less than one second left on the clock when Warrick blocked a 3-point shot that would've brought the National Championship game into overtime.

8. Melo also has a special place in your heart.

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Before getting chosen in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft (and the third pick overall) Carmelo Anthony averaged 22.2 points a game for Syracuse in his one and only season playing for the Orange. Then he led them to their only national title.

9. But not this Melo.

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Even though Fab Melo played phenomenally in Syracuse's 2011–2012 season, he was deemed ineligible to participate in the 2012 NCAA Tournament for academic reasons. If only he decided to go to class instead of party at Chuck's during the week, who knows what would've happened that year.

10. You try to suppress the memory of T.J. Sorrentine hitting a 3-point shot from the parking lot.

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Losing to Vermont in the first round of the 2005 tournament wasn't exactly a finer moment.

16. You were disappointed at the end of the 2012–2013 season that you'd never watch 'Cuse play in the Big East Tournament again.