Syracuse lost four of its top players a year ago and still went to the Final Four this past season. That would have been difficult to duplicate next year, but Jim Boeheim will only lose three after C.J. Fair decided to come back to school.
James Southerland was hopeful, but he wasn't sure whether he'd return to the court for Syracuse. Jim Boeheim was also worried. However, Southerland was reinstated -- and has helped take the Cuse to the Final Four.
Jim Boeheim was all set to go to Disney on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. There's just one issue. His Syracuse team, which was humiliated exactly three weeks to the day on the same Verizon Center court, punched its ticket to the Final Four for the first time in a decade.