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2003 Syracuse / 2012 Kentucky

The city of New Orleans hasn’t hosted a Final Four since the 2003 college basketball season. That was the year Jim Boeheim finally won college basketball’s grand prize, and he did it with a young team led by the nation’s best freshman, Carmelo Anthony, a one-and-done player.

Flash forward nine years; the Final Four is back in the Superdome and John Calipari is staring down his first title, the final piece missing from his Hall-of-Fame-worthy resume. Like ’03 Boeheim, Cal is one of the best coaches in the country but he needs the hardware.

When Cal’s team takes the floor tomorrow night, they’ll be coming from the same locker room the Orange used in the 2003 NCAA championship game.

Syracuse’s opponent that year?

The Kansas Jayhawks.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

19 Comments for 2003 Syracuse / 2012 Kentucky

  1. Slim Skittle
    2:08 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    Time to go down again GAYhawks!!!

  2. Ridge Runner
    2:10 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    Wait…Didn’t we play Syracuse last night? Oh…what? Loserville wore orange. ummmm……thats right. huh?

  3. Ridge Runner
    2:13 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    I guess Loserville has no concern for tradition. Not that surprises me. No class with donning a different color jersey for the tourney. They are really pitiful.

  4. UK3K
    2:15 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    1 – How’s the temperature in your mom’s basement? She told me to leave it a bit cooler when I left last night – hope it isn’t too cold for you.

  5. catfan68
    2:16 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Ridge Runner I agree…those orange uniforms are terrible…they made my eyes hurt!! Are the Tardinals switching their school colors?

  6. Slim Skittle
    2:20 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    4- I’m sorry, did I offend you? Sensitive wimp.

  7. Brink
    2:31 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah syracuse did it 9 years ago but Cal is ruining the game…..laughable.

  8. Kaboom
    2:31 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    Bill Self just awarded 2012 Naismith Coach of the Year. He can have that trophy..

  9. nassau65
    2:34 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    To Chane Blowhanon. hey buddy, how’s that thing workin out for ya? Oh, you know-that going undefeated, winning the national championship, final four cakewalk thingy. Oh, next year? I thought you meant this year, my bad.

  10. wall2cousins
    2:34 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    KANSAS presser going on NOW LIVE:

  11. MKG fan
    2:40 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone else hungover?

  12. Its Miller Time
    2:48 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    just showed darius’ dunk on st johns on espn2 dunks of the year show

  13. Peter Puffing billygoat
    2:55 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    4. This is A Kentucky blog! Go make fun of Kentucky on a Kansas blog! Don’t worry about what we are doing here

  14. sevenisnotenough
    2:58 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink


  15. JCPostel
    3:05 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    Is that Sandusky over Mello’s shoulder?

  16. Axe Cop
    3:08 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    16. Do you mean Bernie Fine? I think you might be mixing up your pederasts.

  17. nassau65
    3:41 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    16.that may be Billy packer

  18. For Sure
    4:38 pm April 1, 2012 Permalink

    We also shot the same FG percentage (57.1%) in our respective final four games…