The Big East banquet became an annual fashion show. And by fashion show, I mean an evening when you can watch a bunch of 6-foot-8 guys haplessly throw together semiformal outfits that come nowhere close to fitting. Ankles or wrists were exposed, and in several unlucky cases both were.
That is, unless, you played for Syracuse. Syracuse players are known for their length and 2-3 zone, but that length also may have forced their tailor into early retirement out of sheer frustration. Of the 12 teams that went to the banquet every year, Syracuse was the only team that did not even attempt to 'dress up.'