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Jim Boeheim press conference (video): Syracuse basketball coach gives brief lecture after victory

Syracuse head coach gave a professor-like lecture Monday after a 84-48 victory over Eastern Michigan.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The No. 4-ranked Syracuse Orange took care of business Monday easily defeating the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 84-48, at the Carrier Dome.

The victory helped Syracuse (6-0) increase its school-record and the nation's longest home winning streak to 26 games. It also marked the Orange's fourth victory of 20 or more points over a visiting opponent.

After the game, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim addressed the media in his usual casual fashion: pointing out what the team did well and what the team did bad.

Yet, at the very end of the presser, when asked about Thursday's upcoming opponent the Long Beach St. 49ers, the 68-year-old coach went on a professor of college basketball-like lecture.

The lesson: Playing a hard non-conference schedule in November doesn't prepare a team for the NCAA Tournament; Those who play hard non-conference schedules in November don't usually end up in the NCAA Tournament; Syracuse fans/media members need to stop thinking the Orange are going to win every game; and SU isn't as good as last year's team ... yet.

Below are the highlights of Boeheim's press conference. Enjoy.