Last year Syracuse basketball shut up all fo the naysayers who harp on SU's early-season scheduling practices of staying close to home. The Orange went to Kansas City to take on Florida and defending national champ Kansas and they went to Memphis to play the Tigers. All was right with the world.
But, of course, "what have you done for me lately, Cuse?" That's SI's Luke Winn asking. Cause he's got Syracuse back on the "schedule like wussies" wagon.
The Orange are actually traveling outside the state of New York before Big East play starts, but they're facing Florida in Tampa, rather than Gainesville, for the Big East/SEC Challenge on Dec. 10. 'Cuse's other two neutral-court games will be held at their second home, Madison Square Garden, where they're playing Cal in the opening round of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.