|1920-1921 Syracuse Orangemen|
Coach: Ed Dollard
Pete Conlin was the team captain, and Ken Lavin was the star of the team. Several contemporary followers of the team called this the most successful basketball team in Syracuse history (up to this point), in terms of both on and off the court. On the court, the team played one of its most difficult schedules ever with games against powerful teams such as Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Columbia, and Colgate.
Off the court, up to this point in the school history, the basketball program had made enough money to be self-sufficient. This season the team netted a profit of $4,500.
Coach Ed Dollard shuffled the line up frequently in the first six games until he found the team chemistry he liked. Lavin was by far the leading scorer, and was the team's designated free throw shooter. Conlin provided the leadership and defensive capabilities in the center of the court, until late in the season when he hurt his back and had to miss a few game. Larry Weltman provided extra scoring up front, and the backcourt duo of Wallie Parker / George Fisher provided strong steady defense.
©RLYoung 2005, 2016
[Note: starting game information missing for four games noted by the +]