Final Four Capsule -- Syracuse

A capsule summary of the Syracuse Orangemen, who will meet the Texas Longhorns in the NCAA Tournament semifinals Saturday.
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Syracuse 63, Oklahoma 47

ALBANY, N.Y., March 30 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony collected 20 points and 10 rebounds Sunday as the third-seeded Syracuse Orangemen used their stifling zone defense to bottle up Hollis Price and

Syracuse 79, Auburn 78

ALBANY, N.Y., March 28 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony bounced back from his second straight scoreless first half for 18 points Friday night and third-seeded Syracuse withstood a barrage of three-poi

Syracuse 68, Oklahoma St. 56

BOSTON, March 23 (UPI) -- Freshman Billy Edelin scored 20 points Sunday and the third-seeded Syracuse Orangemen rallied from a 17-point, first-half deficit to defeat Oklahoma State, 68-5

Syracuse 76, Manhattan 65

BOSTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points and fellow freshman Billy Edelin added 15 Friday as third-seeded Syracuse pulled away for a 76-65 victory over Manhattan in the

Big East Conference Roundup

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Rashad Anderson scored 21 points Friday night to lead Connecticut to an 80-67 victory over 11th-ranked Syracuse in the semifinals of the Big East Conference Tou

Big East Conference Roundup

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and Kueth Duany added 16 Thursday night as the 11th-ranked Syracuse Orangemen advanced to the semifinals of the Big East Confer

Syracuse 83, Rutgers 74

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 9 (UPI) -- Freshman Carmelo Anthony matched a season high with 30 points Sunday as the 12th-ranked Syracuse Orangemen rallied from a 12-point deficit to clinch the West Di

Syracuse 92, Notre Dame 88

SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 4 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony scored on a follow shot with 39 seconds left to snap a tie Tuesday night as 12th-ranked Syracuse held on for a 92-88 Big East victory over No. 1

Syracuse 93, Georgetown 84 (OT)

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Gerry McNamara scored 10 of his 22 points in overtime and fellow freshman Carmelo Anthony had 30 and 15 rebounds Saturday as No. 15 Syracuse rallied for a 93-84

Syracuse 89, West Virginia 51

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Freshman Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points and Hakim Warrick added 18 and eight rebounds Wednesday night as No. 15 Syracuse trampled West Virginia, 89-51, to rem

Syracuse 76, Michigan St. 75

EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points Sunday, including a pivotal three-point play on which he landed hard on the floor, and 17th-ranked Syracuse withstood a series

Syracuse 66, St. John's 60

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Freshman Carmelo Anthony collected 21 points and 13 rebounds as the 17th-ranked Syracuse Orangemen extended their home winning streak to 17 games Tuesday night

Syracuse 82, Notre Dame 80

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Gerry McNamara made a three-point shot with 19 seconds left Saturday to cap a rally from a 12-point deficit in the second half as No. 18 Syracuse posted a thril
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Carmelo Anthony
Denver Nuggets Carmelo Anthony (15) knocks Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams down drawing an offensive foul during the third quarter of the first round playoffs game two at the Pepsi Center on April 19, 2010 in Denver. Utah beat Denver 114-111 to even the series at 1-1. UPI/Gary C. Caskey

Carmelo Kiyan Anthony (born May 29, 1984), nicknamed "Melo", is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy, Anthony attended Syracuse University for college where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003. He earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award and was named the Most Valuable Player of NCAA East Regional. After one season at Syracuse University, Anthony left college to enter the 2003 NBA Draft, where he was selected as the third pick by the Nuggets. He was traded to the Knicks several days prior to the 2011 trade deadline.

Since entering the NBA, Anthony has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He was named to the All-Rookie team, to the All-Star team four times and to the All-NBA team four times. Anthony led the Nuggets to two division titles and to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010. In 2009, he helped the Nuggets advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1985. As a member of the USA National Team, Anthony won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.

Anthony was born in the Red Hook projects in Brooklyn, New York City. He was born to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. His father, after whom he is named, died of cancer when Anthony was two years old. When Anthony turned eight, his family moved to Baltimore, where he honed not only his athletic skills, but his survival skills. Kenny Minor, one of Anthony's childhood friends, said, "from drugs, to killings, to anything you can name that goes on in the roughest parts of town, we've seen and witnessed hands on. Those are the things that teach you toughness and keep you mentally focused on your goals." Sports would serve as an important diversion from the violence and drug dealing that were pervasive in the housing projects a few blocks from the homes of Anthony and his friends.

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