Knicks coach Mike Woodson met the media after the team's shootaround Friday morning holding an orange, a gift from Carmelo Anthony to commemorate Syracuse's Sweet 16 victory Thursday night over Indiana.

Anthony led Syracuse to a national title in 2003, his only college season, and Woodson was a Hoosier from 1976-80, so the game was a matter of pride for coach and star player. And it didn't stop with an orange.

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Woodson said Anthony tried to get him to wear an orange tie with his suit during Friday night's game, but the mere thought made Woodson wince.

"It's a sad day in New York," he said. "My Hoosiers took it on the chin."