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Syracuse
Grant Wahl
December 29, 2003
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
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December 29, 2003

Syracuse

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Here Hakim comes to save the day! With 2.8 seconds left in the championship game and Syracuse clinging to an 81-78 lead, Kansas guard Michael Lee launched a trey for the tie. Running out from the key, forward Hakim Warrick swatted the shot harmlessly out-of-bounds. Behind wunderkind forward Carmelo Anthony, the Orange—unranked at season's start—had prevailed, for its first title.

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