team: Syracuse Orange (6-2) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (7-1)
Daytime: Saturday, December 8 at 15:30 ET
place: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
line: TBD. ESPN BPI gives Syracuse a 85.5 percent chance of winning.
TV / streaming: ESPN / WatchESPN
radio: Syracuse IMG Network, WAER 88.3, Sirius XM 381
Georgetown blog: Casual Hoya
rivalry: 50-43, Syracuse leads
Current series: 1, good people (Syracuse)
First date: Before the game someone asked "What is a Hoya?" And no one on Georgetown Bank had an answer. Led by Ev Katz, Syracuse passed the Hoyas at home in February 1930, 40 to 18 years. After that, a fan looked at her watch and shouted, "It's 2:47!" ! "Since then it's tradition.
Last meeting: Georgetown, 8-0 and Patrick Ewing on the brink of D.C. The Hoyas had even risen to 13 in the second half. But Syracuse, never to be outdone by unjust evil forces, came all the way back and got with 86-79 overtime hours.
Sophomore Tyus Battle paved the way for the Orange. He scored 29 big points and scored the most important shots in an angry comeback. Freshman Oshae Brissett was also a troupe, scoring 25 points in the second half (24) and securing 14 boards.
Frank Howard, a junior who wanted to gain a foothold at the time, earned 19 of his own points.
Interestingly, Syracuse has made 10 out of 23 attempts with three hands. Indeed, Jim Böheim said after the game, "The 3-point line is usually the opposite, but today the 3-point line worked for us, which is very unusual."
head coach: SU: Jim Boeheim (43rd year, 1.032-373); Georgetown: Patrick Ewing (2nd year, 22-16)
Coach BioEwing was one of the better college centers of all time when he played in Georgetown, and then translated that into a professional Hall of Fame career, mainly with the New York Knicks. He then served as an assistant to the Wizards, Rockets, Magic and the Bobcats / Hornets before taking this Hoyas appearance in the offseason. Before that, he definitely deserved a head coaching role. As a Knicks fan, I would prefer if he literally got another job.
Last year: Ewing & # 39; s Hoyas started 8-0 in the ITT world, before losing to the Orange. After this humiliating defeat by the only real team she experienced, Georgetown began with 10 wins and a single loss in the Big East. For the most part again, that the Hoyas played no one. Nobody.
In the Big East game (which should be marked with an asterisk, because we all know that the Great East is not the Great East), the Hoyas went between 5 and 13 and had only one winning streak with two games. With the Big East tournament, the team from Ewing finished the year and lost five rows.
Last game: Georgetown scored a 10-point home win over Liberty on Monday night (88-78). Jame Akinjo, a freshman, scored 19 points on team height while Jessie Govan doubled a double with 17 points and 10 boards.
The Hoyas were also able to shoot 53 percent of their footage, 11 out of 18 from downtown. And although Liberty is not a remarkable team, it was a team that finished sixth in the national defense classification on Monday. That may not mean much, since we're talking about Liberty here, but maybe Georgetown will start a bit of fire.
"Fear me, I've killed hundreds of time zones"Govan scored 21 points to claim eight rebounds against Syracuse last year. This season, the 16-meter senior center scored 19.5 and seven rebounds per game. Govan has also dropped 10 of his 21 three-point attempts. In other words, Syracuse could have his hands full of # 15.
On Govan, newcomer Mac McClung, Youtube Sensation, seems to have a knack for the big moment. McClung has played a major role in eight games for Ewing, and in its biggest leg so far, Orange might be a thorn in the side.
When Syracuse wins: The Orange raises his record to 7-2, his winning streak on five games. In addition, a win could bring Syracuse back to the top 25. And something that should never be taken lightly, a victory keeps everything in the world in order, which is important as we dab in the middle of the holiday season. #SatanIsBad
When Syracuse loses: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Fun Fact No. 1Seriously, John Thompson Jr. secured three synergies against Syracuse in the first half of March 1990. THREE!
Fun Fact No. 2: This is not necessarily an entertaining or even a fact, but it should be noted that the two schools are not ready to meet again. That does not mean that Orange and Hoya will not play together next year. Due to other issues, such as ACC scheduling, Syracuse Vs. Georgetown is not scheduled for 2019 or any upcoming season.
This means that Thompson Jr. declared Manley Field House "officially closed" before the Dome opened, and Georgetown won the final regular season in the Big East match, and then retired in the subsequent Big East tournament against the Hoyas Time to get a last shot.
This is a big game for the macro view.