3/8/06 – 3/11/06: MCNAMARA’S DRAMATICS

A teammate of Carmelo Anthony’s on the 2003 National Championship team, Gerry McNamara was a known as a dependable three-point shooter for coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse during his career.  But his star was never brighter than it was for the 2006 Big East Tournament.

McNamara was simply a man possessed during Syracuse’s run to the Big East tournament title. He led the Orange to consecutive wins over Cincinnati, Connecticut, Georgetown and Pittsburgh, and paced the Orange to their sixth Big East tournament title.