Syracuse students agree: It's been fun Villanova.
The Big East Farewell Tour rolls on as we find our last conference stop in Philadelphia upon us. Villanova gave it a good effort but came up short in the Carrier Dome a few weeks ago 72 to 61. Now they look to get another top 5 win to salvage a season that has been unimpressive up until this past week. JayVaughn Pinkston continues to lead the Wildcats in scoring with 13.2ppg. He also led the game against the Orange in the Carrier Dome with 12 points. Ryan Arcidiacono also continues to shoot well for a freshman from outside the arc. The Wildcats came out with poor shooting in a 5-25 effort from behind the arc. I think they will shoot better than that in their own building. But taking that many threes skewed the rebounding numbers in favor of Villanova in the Dome the last game. They had numerous second chance points they managed to convert off of long rebounds from missed three pointers. Syracuse should lock down the rebounding a bit more in this effort, however the score will be close for a good chunk of this game like it was in Syracuse. CJ Fair was the hero in Syracuse and he should be in Philly again. MCW has shaken off his bad performances against Louisville and in the first half of the Cincinnati game and should be in prime form like he was against Villanova the first time. All in all, this game should be tighter for longer, but Syracuse should separate themselves at least in the last four minutes. I think DaJuan Coleman will also step up a bit in this game and be more aggressive rebounding and in the paint. I think Syracuse wins this one by 14. This game is available nationally at 11:00am (ugh!) on ESPN U. Orange::44 will be in the building so it should be a fun one for all of you on the Twitter or making the trip.