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DePaul - Syracuse Preview

Syracuse students agree: Above all else, you must beat DePaul at home.
I'm typically not one to check the betting lines (for entertainment purposes only) but Syracuse opened as a 20 point favorite. Sounds about right. DePaul is again in last place in the league heading into this league game. Not a great 3 point shooting team, DePaul will rely on star Cleveland Melvin (16.5ppg) to do some damage in the lane. He is talented and has burned Syracuse before (despite not earning the win for the Blue Demons). Really, Syracuse should win if Brandon Triche even gets five points. His shooting has been dreadful of late, but managing even a couple of baskets would help the cause. James Southerland has been itching to go off and this game might provide some big shots in transition again for him. The game plan against  DePaul should be simple. Just go out there and take good shots and make good passes and it will work itself out. The zone should be tighter tonight to stop Melvin and unless DePaul manages to make a few shots from outside they will not have any success tonight. DePaul is not a team that can dominate rebounding so Syracuse just needs to put in a solid effort and they will walk away victorious on Senior Day. Syracuse over DePaul for the last time by 18. This game is available locally on TWCS / SNY / and on ESPN 3 if it's not on your television at 6:00pm tonight.

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