Syracuse students agree: A new basketball season is a great thing.
It's a new season, and Syracuse opens it with a bang. They are playing on the deck of an aircraft carrier in San Diego. And interestingly it is the first game Syracuse will be playing in weather. It will be a nice day but wind gusts will be around 6-10mph. That could affect shooting for both teams. After all, Syracuse in their trademark 2-3 Zone Defense will encourage the other team to take long shots at the hoop. The good news for Syracuse however is they are a bigger and longer team and should find it a little easier to drive to the hoop. While the Aztecs will make it a game early, Syracuse should start to pull away in the second half due to their defense and their size alone. The big men will do their part. Syracuse should win. I'm picking the Orange in a brief preview here by 13. This game is available on MSG+ in upstate NY, and on various Fox Sports networks around the country. Enjoy.