Will to Win: Documentary

March 29, 2023 – 7:00 pm


On the 20th anniversary of the Syracuse basketball team’s historic run, Syracuse.com will debut a breakthrough long-form documentary movie about the championship team beloved by Orange basketball fans everywhere.

The film is packed with fresh and revealing interviews from the players and coaches involved in the most unforgettable period in SU basketball history – one that united an entire community.

“Will to Win: Syracuse basketball’s unlikely rise from underdog to national champs” includes behind-the-scenes accounts from every player and coach of the 2003 NCAA championship team. Carmelo Anthony, Gerry McNamara, Hakim Warrick, Jim Boeheim and others tell stories never revealed in news coverage.

This movie chronicles the team’s struggling start, resurgence and rise to overcome the odds. It shows how the team full of new faces bonded, overcame sports and personal setbacks, and developed a swagger that made them unbeatable.

“Our will to win was strong,” McNamara told Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters. “And to me that outweighs any other thing. We wanted to win. It’s as simple as that.”

The film premieres Wednesday, March 29 at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse.

This retrospective is full of untold stories of a historic season. Hall of Fame reporter Mike Waters traveled from coast to coast to interview every Syracuse player and coach from that season.

Sponsorships, tickets and VIP packages are available now.

VIP ticket holders will have the exclusive opportunity to mix and mingle with former coaches and players from the 2003 team.



– Will to Win: Documentary starts at 7:00 P.M., Doors open at 5:30 P.M.

– For guests needing additional sound amplification, assistive listening devices are available at the concession stand on the main floor.