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Notre Dame - Syracuse Preview

Syracuse students agree: Gotta protect the home court after two losses.
Syracuse has had a tough stretch. And frankly it's a refreshing change of pace to head back home into the Dome on a very Big Monday. What shouldn't be a tall task for a talented Syracuse team is with Notre Dame. They shot their season low at Villanova and then shot almost as bad at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Offensively Syracuse looks lost right now. The Notre Dame game plan is very simple as always. Jack 3s up and when they don't hit go to Cooley in the middle to force shots in. It's not very creative or good coaching, but it works when shots are falling. Notre Dame is the best shooting team in the conference so they will likely fall, but being as this is a road game it might be tougher. So they will go inside and get cheap fouls on whoever is covering Cooley. If the game is called like it was in Pittsburgh (that is very loose) that isn't a problem for Syracuse. If it is called a little tighter we could see some walk ons for some significant minutes. While I would normally go with Syracuse in this game, my confidence on their offense is shattered and until they can put together some solid offensive possessions in a game, especially down the stretch, I'm not taking them in any close game. I'll pick Notre Dame to end Syracuse division 1 best home win streak. Notre Dame stupidly winning by eight. This game is available everywhere nationally on ESPN at 7:00pm.

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