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Cornell - Syracuse Preview

Syracuse students agree: Cornell is a good school, but not in basketball.
Now this game has to be taken a little more seriously. Not only is Cornell a highly esteemed academic institution, but they are picked to win the Ivy League in basketball. However, this will not matter, because even a Cornell graduate can tell that Syracuse is a much better club. Syracuse enters this game coming off a routing of Colgate in which the majority of its good players only played 25 minutes. While Cornell is 4-3 entering this contest, the biggest stat is that they are winless on the road. They have won a game on a neutral court, but winless in someone else’s house. Syracuse is averaging 83.4 points per game, while Cornell is only averaging 70.6. They were beat by a weak St. John’s team, as well as by a decent Siena squad. This team will not cause any upsets in the Carrier Dome. Ryan Wittman is their leading scorer, averaging 21 points a game, and shooting 35.2% from long range. However, his damage should only be moderate as Cornell has not faced a team of this caliber, and even though Syracuse’s defense is not the best it can be yet, it will be better than anything this team has faced. Syracuse should win, but not by as much as against Colgate. Syracuse over Cornell by 22. Remember Cornell fans: it is not alright to jump from the third tier after the loss like you are back in Ithaca jumping into a gorge.
A big reminder to join us right back here at 9:00pm EST for our Big East Blogger Roundtable featuring Sean from Nunes/Magician, John from Mountainlair, and Chas from Pitt Blather. Bring your questions and we'll have some fun.

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