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North Carolina State - Syracuse Preview

Syracuse students agree: Thanks to the seniors playing their last home game.
It's time to put up or shut up. Syracuse is playing their final home game this season. It's against NC State, a team they should win. And if they want to make the Tournament, they need to. Less to get a good win, but more to avoid a bad loss and add to the ACC win total. Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney are playing their last home game. It should be a big deal, especially on a Saturday. And NC State is pretty easy to figure out. You need to stop one of the top players in the ACC in Anthony "Cat" Barber. He leads the ACC in scoring with 23.5ppg. If you stop him from scoring, and SU can get into an offensive rhythm it should be easy like Sunday morning. NC State brings in a nice defensive player in BeeJay Anya (Editor's Note: Seriously?!?) who leads the league in blocks. Syracuse will have to shoot well from outside to stretch the defense to allow Gbinije and others to drive inside. If Syracuse can manage good shooting days in the final Dome outing, SU will be sitting on the right side of where they want to be. Win and you say in. Lose, and it gets a little more questionable. Either way, I think Syracuse should win this game at home. I'll take the Orange by 9. This game is available regionally at 2:00pm. Check local listings here. WatchESPN if not on TV in your area. As per usual. John is in the Dome. I'm out of pocket. We'll see you on the flip side. And thanks again for your years of service, Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney.

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