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Led by star forward Billy Owens Syracuse entered the 1990-1991 season ranked inside the Top 15. Jim Boeheim's squad didn't disappoint, going 12-4 in the BIG EAST, winning the conference regular season title and climbing all the way to #3 in the polls.
The Orange entered the NCAA Tournament as the #2 seed in the East Region where they would be upset by #15 seed Richmond.
Owens was named BIG EAST Player of the Year and a consensus All American after averaging 23 points and 12 rebounds a game.