The Syracuse Men's Basketball program is off to a great start at 6-0 and cracked the top 25 at No. 14 in the country on Monday.

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"They’re certainly going to be a team that’s way better than anyone thought," said Vitale, to "Armen and Levack", on 104.5 The Team. "Having a veteran combination of [Trevor] Cooney and Michael [Gbinjie], they certainly provide that experience.

"The new kids have stepped in right away and have been impact players. Winning the tournament down in the Bahamas wasn’t easy city."

Over the weekend, Syracuse beat No. 18 Connecticut and No. 25 Texas A&M to win the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.

So, how far can the Orange go?

"We have to let it play out until you get into the ACC with definitely a lot of tough competition with Carolina who’s very good, Duke, Louisville, Virginia, and it goes right down [the conference]. Every game is a battle. I think we have to wait."

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