The Syracuse Orange are set to tip off their 2012-2013 college basketball season. The Orange had a great season last year, finishing 34-3, winning the Big East Conference, and earing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Some had the Orange in their Final Four, but they fell just short losing to Ohio State in the Elite 8. The Orange had a great team, with three of the five starters being drafted to the NBA. Dion Waiters will play guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside Kyrie Irving, while Kris Joseph and Fab Melo will both be taken under the wing of Kevin Garnett and learn the ropes of what it takes to be a forward/center for the Boston Celtics. Scoop Jardine also graduated, and hopes to be picked up as he is a free agent right now. The Orange will return one starter in C.J. Fair. Fair will come back for his junior season, but will need help. Thus, the Orange have brought in a solid recruiting classes, snagging two players off of the Rivals Top 150 Board including center DaJuan Colemand and forward Jerami Grant. It will be a rebuilding year for the Orange, but they are sure to be a top the Big East Conference for yet another year. The Orange operate under head coach Jim Boeheim in his 35th year with the program. Boeheim has been a master for the Orange, as Syracuse boasts 42 consecutive winning seasons. There best season came in 2003 when they won the NCAA Tournament Championship. The team was led by current NBA all-star Carmelo Anthony, Gerry McNamara and Hakim Warrick. This year the Orange hope to start building the necessary pieces to get back to the title game in the near future. The Orange play there home games at the beautiful Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. It is at the Carrier Dome that Syracuse is basically unbeatable, only losing one game there last season. Gold Coast Tickets does not want you to miss out on the action as the Orange take their youth under the wing of Boeheim. Grab the best seats in the Carrier Dome or follow your Orange on the road right here at Gold Coast. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for your entire 2012-2013 college basketball needs!