Syracuse students agree: Time for another win against Providence.
Syracuse is looking to tie the school record for wins to start a season. Sitting at 18-0 they are playing Providence, who they defeated only a few games ago at Providence. Can the Orange keep the streak alive?
Providence is coming off their best win in an absolute demolishing of Louisville 90 to 59. Easily their best performance all season. In looking back, Syracuse beat Providence in the Dunk 87 to 73. The game was never really close after the 18 minute mark in the second half. The game was never closer than a two to three possession game down the stretch. Whenever Syracuse needed a basket they got one from someone in that game. Providence out-rebounded the Orange in their game as well which is of note. The simple fact is that Providence cannot keep up with the offensive output of Syracuse. They are also not nearly as good on the road as they are at home this season. While they played a perfect game at home versus Louisville, they obviously did not against Syracuse when they were there. Vincent Council is still the player to watch for Syracuse, averaging 16.4ppg. He is also great at distributing the ball, allowing others to score. Honestly I think this game will go about the same as it did in Providence, but with a much wider margin for most of the second half. I'm picking Syracuse by 14.
This game is on regionally on SNY, TWCS, ESPN 3 online, and any other network that shows Big East Network games. I'm not in the Dome today, so we'll be on the Twitters of course. Enjoy this on your laptop if you plan on also watching football.