Feb 23, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Georgetown Hoyas forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) drives to the basket during the second half against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Georgetown defeated Syracuse 57-46. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse-Georgetown: Preview and Prediction


The Syracuse Orange look to win the biggest game of the season today when they take on the Georgetown Hoyas for the final time as Big East opponents. Tip off is set for high noon at the Verizon Center, and the game will be televised on ESPN.

I really think this game speaks for itself. If you told me this game is important for Big East tournament seeding, your lying. If you told me this game is important for NCAA seeding, your lying. If you told me this game is important because Syracuse needs a 12 win Big East season, your lying.

This game doesn’t come anywhere close to staying on the level of being just another game. Syracuse University IS the Big East, and Syracuse-Georgetown is the creme-de-la-crop. If there were ever a game I could trade every aspect of life in exchange for a win, this is it.

If your reading this blog, you have enough passion to know everything there is to know about the Georgetown Hoyas. Otto Porter is the lone name you know about, and is the only person you should know in this game. Porter is without a doubt an All-American in my mind, and is the sole player that can beat the Orange tomorrow.

For Syracuse, you know what you are going to get. CJ Fair is the lone consistent player on this team, and it will take more than that for a Syracuse victory. As inept as the Syracuse offense has looked this season, I really think the team has more than enough talent to pull it together at any point in the remainder of the season, and there is no better time than the present. This rivalry is unmatched in college basketball, and the hatred makes this tied for the premiere rivalry in college basketball with Duke-UNC.

I think that the severity of the situation is something that Brandon Triche steps up to, and is a game that etches his name in Syracuse legacy forever. I believe Triche has a big day, and ruins the Hoya’s run at a Big East Championship as the greatest spoilers in the history of the game.

Prediction
Syracuse 63
Georgetown 52

 

 

 

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  • http://twitter.com/jimbrownski79 jimbrownski79

    Nice objective prediction….who wrote this, homer mcfanboy? After that last ass whipping in front of 35000 plus, did you really think they were gonna go into DC and return the favor? Hell even the hoya fanyboys site had it being like a 3 point game! Come on man be realistic next time, especailly when your team has lost 4 out of 5, where was this 11 point explosion coming from?

    • http://twitter.com/SaltineWarriors InsideTheLoudHouse

      11 point is that big of a deal? Jokes on me because they scored 39 points, but come on my friend… anyone in the country winning a game by 11 isn’t surprising it’s college basketball…

  • fortyfourforever

    “This rivalry is unmatched in college basketball, and the hatred makes this tied for the premiere rivalry in college basketball with Duke-UNC.” So is the rivalry unmatched or tied?

    “the greatest spoilers in the history of the game” Seriously? Does you knowledge of basketball history extend beyond 2013?