Syracuse students agree: A new season after a Final 4 is very fun.
Another November, another basketball season. Football is doing fairly well, but we knew it was a rebuilding year. And that's fine. But Syracuse Basketball is picking up right where they left off in the Final 4 last year. And what a way to start, with long time rival Colgate. Picked to finish 6th in the Patriot League, the Raiders are coming off a 13-17 season. It will be a quick preview to start the year, and only because it's Colgate. The last time Colgate beat Syracuse was 1962. This year it won't be close again. Tyler Lyden, Paschal Chukwu, and DaJuan Coleman should eat up the low post and the paint all evening. Colgate will keep it close the first 10 minutes or so, making 3s and hitting some back door plays. But then it will be all Orange. Syracuse should get several fast break points, and just dominate due to size and athleticism. I like the Orange by 28. This game is available nationwide on WatchESPN on ACC Extra at 7:00pm. Enjoy the new season and Go Orange!