Syracuse students agree: Winning on Senior Day is always great.
Syracuse dropped a winable game at Georgia Tech, getting behind, then being robbed of a possible great comeback by a call that never should have been made. But that was on the road. Now Syracuse is at home and can finish their season and send the seniors off with a final regular season home win today. And Syracuse needs it. This is a winable game and Syracuse needs to get that win total up. Can they keep GTech at bay? Well they need to score. Syracuse had a problem getting their top scorers going in that game. GTech boasts the 2nd best field goal defense in the ACC. Syracuse beat Virginia. They can beat GTech. But Tyler Lydon and Andrew White can't disappear like they did in Atlanta. If Syracuse can get consistent scoring from two out of three of Thompson, Lydon, and White, they will be in good position to win the game. Syracuse's defense should be able to do just enough, and the crowd will be on their side, but if White isn't making shots, Battle and Gillon will have a lot of work carrying the team on their own. Thompson has been brilliant the last few games on offense when he's actually on the floor due to not being in foul trouble. I expect him to have a great game today, but I also expect White to have a good shooting day on his final game in Orange. I like Syracuse at home in this one. I picked them to beat GTech on the road (and they may have but didn't). I'm definitely picking them at home. Syracuse over GTech by 8 to stay on the right side of the bubble. This game is available regionally on the ACC Network at 4:00pm. Check your local listings here. WatchESPN for everyone else. John is in the Dome. I'm at home. GO ORANGE!