Carmelo steals spotlight at Orange madness



SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Syracuse team was already on the court when Orange coach Jim Boeheim gave the crowd of 20,000 in the Carrier Dome some great news.

He stepped to the center of the court bearing his name and declared “There’s one more guy here.” He pointed to the tunnel at the corner of the building and yelled the name they all were hoping to hear.

New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony jogged onto the court where he left his definitive mark during Syracuse’s 2003 national championship season.

It was all part of Syracuse’s annual Midnight Madness on Friday night when the 2011-12 men’s and women’s teams made their season debut.

Tickets for the event were sold out.