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Wounded Warrior Project Classic



2014 Host Teams


Syracuse Syracuse Orange – Head Coach: Jim Boeheim (Atlantic Coast Conference)

The Orange, who began the season 25-0 and spent three weeks at No. 1 in the polls, ended the year 28-6 in advancing to the third round of the NCAA was the Orange's 37th NCAA Tournament appearance under Hall of Fame head coach Jim Boeheim, who has also guided Syracuse to four Final Fours...the Orange ended the 2013-14 season ranked 14th by the AP and 17th by the coaches...three starters are expected to return next season while nine underclassmen are also expected back, led by junior guard Trevor Cooney (12.1 ppg) and senior forward Rakeem Christmas (5.8 ppg)...the Orange will be looking for their third WWP Classic title (2004, 2009).
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Texas Texas Longhorns – Head Coach: Rick Barnes (Big 12 Conference)

Despite fielding a team with no seniors on the roster, the Longhorns went 24-11 and spent five weeks in the national polls, peaking at No. 15...Texas has been to 31 NCAA Tournaments - including advancing to the third round of the 2014 tournament - and three Final Fours...Rick Barnes has led the Longhorns to 15 of those tournaments and is the winningest coach in school history, averaging 24 wins in 16 full seasons in Austin...this year the Longhorns will be paced by senior forward Jonathan Holmes (12.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg) and highly-acclaimed 6-11 freshman Myles Turner...Texas will be playing in its fifth WWP Classic.
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California Cal Golden Bears – Head Coach: Cuonzo Martin (Pacific-12 Conference)

Cuonzo Martin, who has won 124 games in six seasons as a head coach and is coming off a Sweet 16 run with Tennessee, inherits a team that compiled a 21-14 record in 2013-14 while advancing to the quarterfinals of the NIT...the Bears have been to 18 NCAA Tournaments...three starters and eight players are expected to return next season, including senior forward David Kravish (11.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg) and sophomore guard Jabari Bird (8.5 ppg)...the Bears will be making their third WWP Classic appearance.
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Iowa Iowa Hawkeyes – Head Coach: Fran McCaffery (Big 10 Conference)

The Hawkeyes went 20-13 and were ranked for 15 weeks, reaching a high of No. 10 in 2013-14...Iowa earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2006...11 members of the 15-man roster, including three starters, are expected back from a team that posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in eight seasons...senior forward Aaron White (12.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg) and junior guard Mike Gesell (7.8 ppg) headline the returning players...head coach Fran McCaffery is in his fifth season at Iowa...the Hawkeyes have been to 23 NCAA Tournaments, reaching the Final Four three times...this will be the second time Iowa has played in the WWP Classic.
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