SU-BC Preview

posted by Rob Wegman - 


A critical 3-game stretch for SU begins tonight at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse has an extremely average resume entering their 20th game of the season, with a 13-6 record overall and a 2-4 mark in the ACC.

Tonight’s game against Boston College is winnable yet dangerous, with the Eagles having already beaten Duke and Florida State as part of their 3-4 start to conference play.

With a win this evening, though, subsequent road games against Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech provide the Orange the opportunity to climb above .500 in the league at the halfway point.

SU hasn’t played since last Tuesday’s blasé home win over Pitt, giving them a full week to prepare for this visit from the Eagles.

In light of their lackluster non-conference showing, a winning record in the ACC is critical for SU’s NCAA Tournament hopes, and the second half of the schedule is considerably more daunting than the first.

Tip-off up on the Hill is at 7 o’clock and the game will be televised on ESPNU.

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