Syracuse students agree: We won at VTech, so we need to win this one too.
Syracuse did their best to give VTech the game in Blacksburg, Virginia in their early ACC slate. Now Buzz and his kids travel to Syracuse to take on the Orange in the Dome. At least we can all view the game on TV from a reasonable angle. The game plan is simple. Or should be at least. Feed the Beast. Keep giving Rakeem Christmas the ball and let him go to work. And if he can't fight through a double team, be ready for a kick out and shot. Virginia Tech is the worst rebounding team in the Conference. SU outrebounded the Hokies in Virginia 42 to 34. That is huge in a game that ended up a two point win. Especially considering Virginia Tech made 10-25 three point buckets. Guess what VTech is going to try and do tonight again? Exactly. Rebounding off the missed threes and then converting on the other end will be critical. Mix in some fast break buckets and paint points from literally anyone other than Christmas and Syracuse should win. Oh yeah, and Christmas needs to avoid fouls like crazy parents avoid shots for their kids. Syracuse at home can and should pull away, unlike down in Blacksburg. I like the Orange by 15. This game will be available nationally on ESPN U at 9:00pm, or WatchESPN. If it's Syracuse Basketball, it's on ESPN U.