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Miami - Syracuse ACC Tournament Second Round Preview

Syracuse students agree: One more and you can feel comfortable.
Syracuse is in familiar territory.  Firmly on the proverbial bubble. So now we head to the postseason, where Syracuse will take on Miami in the ACC Tournament's second round, for the right to take on #1 seed Miami. Syracuse beat Miami in the Dome on January 4th 70-55. Now Syracuse moves to Brooklyn. It's not MSG, but at least we're back in the north. Syracuse beat Miami through a good shooting performance, but really it was Syracuse's work on defense and on the boards that carried the day. Syracuse outrebounded Miami 41-26. Miami is the 4th best rebounding team in the league. But somehow Syracuse played really sound fundamental basketball. This game is not being played in the Carrier Dome. But that being said, Syracuse is playing really well right now (despite the 20 point loss to Louisville [Louisville is really, really good]). Andrew White couldn't miss the other night. And while I think he will miss a few in Brooklyn, I expect he keeps up the great effort. And Tyus Battle is also playing a lot better. Gillon has settled into his role as point guard. I expect Syracuse to come out strong in this one. They are hungry and motivated. I like the Orange in this one, over the U by 12. This game is available nationwide on ESPN / WatchESPN at 12:00pm. I'm attempting to take a long lunch. John will be watching. He also may be sneaking his way into the arena. Stay tuned. Either way, GO ORANGE!

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