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Colgate - Syracuse Preview

Syracuse students agree: Colgate will probably never beat Syracuse ever again.
Syracuse and Colgate have played a lot over the years. And Colgate has won very few of them. As a matter of fact, the last time they won was the 1961-1962 season. Colgate just doesn't get the talent that Syracuse does. Nor are they as tall. The leading scorer for Colgate is six feet tall. Tyler Lydon and DeJuan Coleman should finally be able to eat up some rebounds. Colgate isn't a tough shooting team either. However, Malachi Richardson is 1-12 in his last two games from long range. HELLO FREE POSSESSIONS FOR OPPONENTS! Most were fine shots that didn't go in, but we know the ones a freshman takes that he shouldn't. So does Mike Hopkins. I'm sure these were addressed in a film session. Syracuse hasn't shot well as a team the last two games either. Whether it is due to the fact they are playing tougher teams that play better defense or that they were just cold probably can't be determined 100%, but either way, that shouldn't be a problem tonight. There should be a transition game working tonight against the outgunned Colgate Raiders, and similarly, shots should fall both far away and in the paint for the Orange. I'm clearly picking Syracuse in a game that will boost confidence, despite it being mostly false. As long as Syracuse plays a solid game, not even looking ahead to St. John's on Sunday should derail SU tonight. Orange over Colgate by 28. This game will be available nationally on ESPN U / WatchESPN at 7:00pm.

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