Syracuse students agree: Gotta keep the win streak alive.
Buzz buzz. The Yellow Jackets have left, but a different Buzz returns to the Carrier Dome. Buzz Williams, at the helm of Virginia Tech, comes in trying to end their 4 game losing streak. Syracuse has put in some solid games as of late, but Syracuse needs to win the games they're supposed to. This is another one of those games. It also helps Syracuse is playing at home. Virginia Tech is not a powerhouse team. So Syracuse should take care of business by making shots. Virginia Tech likes to drive and get it done at the free throw line. Which means that they will be attacking Coleman and/or Lydon. That means it is imperative for Syracuse to get a comfortable lead on offense so that Chinonso Obokoh can come in and take some fouls and not worry about stalling on offense from the inside. Keying on Seth Allen on defense will also help the Orange. While, only being an above average scorer usually, he has exploded in the last two games, adding 26 and 28 points in the last two outings. But all that aside, I expect any combination of Gbinije, Cooney, Richardson, or Lydon to continue the good shooting. Virginia Tech isn't known for their stellar defense. And I would think that SU will add a few baskets in transition for good measure. I'll take the Orange again at home by 12. This game is available regionally on the ACC Network at 8:00pm. Check your local listings here. Check if you're blacked out here. Otherwise, the game is available on The ACC website here. I can't get the game on TV so I'll be way behind. We'll catch you on the flipside.