Syracuse students agree: This would be a very big win for Syracuse.
With the way Syracuse is these days, these previews really aren't that complicated. Either Syracuse plays like they want to win games, or they don't. Syracuse will need the defensive intensity they had against BC and Pittsburgh if they want to win. They will also have to hit three pointers. Syracuse got away with poor shooting from outside the arc against BC. But UNC is not BC. Syracuse will need to make 3 pointers, as well as continue to assist and find easy buckets inside. Syracuse will also have to limit turnovers to prevent easy buckets for UNC, which is a big part of their offense. However, most important is shooting 3s and finding UNC shooters, specifically Joel Berry. He went off for 26 against FSU the other night. He's capable of doing the same against Syracuse if they come with the Defense they brought to VTech. Syracuse is capable of winning this game and I'd be thrilled if they did. But nothing so far has indicated that Syracuse can play well on both ends of the floor in an away game this season. So I'll take UNC at home by 11. This game is available on ESPN / WatchESPN at 7:00pm. We'll see you out there.