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Syracuse men’s basketball team optimistic for the season

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Jim Boeheim speaks at ACC Media Day

With only 15 days until Syracuse men’s basketball tips off, all eyes are on the Orange. At the ACC’s Media Day Press Conference last night in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jim Boeheim spoke about the team’s mentality this year. The team is feeling positive going into the season after last year’s Final Four appearance, Boeheim said. But he also knows that’s a common attitude at this stage of the season.

“I think all college teams that have a chance think they can do anything,” Boeheim said. “Our team’s no different…But I think that’s probably the mindset more and more of all teams, and that’s why you see so many …upsets. Because I think the mentality is, ‘We can beat those guys.'”

The latest ACC Media Poll has Syracuse ranked fifth in the league, while USA Today’s weekly coaches poll has the Orange ranked 17th in the country.

SU faces Colgate in its first match up on November 11th in the Carrier Dome.