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Former Syracuse coach MacPherson dies at 86

(TSX / STATS) -- Former Syracuse coach Dick MacPherson, who revived the program and led the Orange to an undefeated season in 1987, died Tuesday in Syracuse, N.Y. He was 86.

MacPherson reportedly died of natural causes.

MacPherson's 1987 team went 11-0-1, tying Auburn 16-16 in the Sugar Bowl, and finishing with a No. 4 ranking. He went 66-46-4 at Syracuse from 1981-90 before leaving to coach the New England Patriots. He went 8-24 in two seasons before giving way to Bill Parcells.

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Leaders
Points: A. White III18.5
Rebounds: T. Lydon8.6
Assists: J. Gillon5.4
FG%: A. White III44.1%
FT%: J. Gillon86.1%
3P%: J. Gillon41.9%
Steals: A. White III1.6
Blocks: P. Chukwu2.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Atlantic Coast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
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North Carolina 14-4 33-7
Florida State 12-6 26-9
Louisville 12-6 25-9
Notre Dame 12-6 26-10
Duke 11-7 28-9
Virginia 11-7 23-11
Virginia Tech 10-8 22-11
Miami (FL) 10-8 21-12
Syracuse 10-8 19-15
Wake Forest 9-9 19-14
Georgia Tech 8-10 21-16
Clemson 6-12 17-16
Pittsburgh 4-14 16-17
North Carolina State 4-14 15-17
Boston College 2-16 9-23
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