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Conference mess: Syracuse 'representing Syracuse'

  • Article by: JOSH DUBOW
  • Associated Press
  • March 25, 2013 - 6:00 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - When Syracuse came on the court for the open practice at HP Pavilion this past week, the Orange were introduced as a team from the ACC.

Not so fast.

Syracuse's move from the Big East to the ACC won't happen for a few more months so the Orange are technically still a Big East team for this tournament.

"Right now we're still members of the Big East, and we're representing the Big East right now," coach Jim Boeheim said. "But it's kind of, it's a real gray area, there, I think, as well. Really when we get to this stage I really think that we're representing Syracuse at this stage pretty much."

Syracuse has at least one more game left as a Big East team after winning its first two tournament games in San Jose. The Orange play next on Thursday in the East regional semifinals.

"We had an unbelievable history and I wouldn't trade what the experiences I've had in this league for anything in the world," Boeheim said.

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