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Out-Of-Conference Basketball Map 2010-2011

I'm sick of hearing about how Syracuse never travels in its out-of-conference schedule. I'm also sick of hearing about how the Orange should because they're a good team. I went through the out-of-conference schedules for what I believe will be the best four teams in the Big East this year: Syracuse, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, and Villanova (not necessarily in that order). I threw all of their non-conference games onto a Google Map and annotated it (I included as "home" games anything within the general vicinity (so, Villanova playing in or around Philadelphia is treated as "Philadelphia")). Syracuse is the blue pins, Georgetown is the red pins (because they're Communists), Villanova is yellow pins (because they're chicken shit), and Pittsburgh is purple pins (because, well, why not?). The breakdown: 1. Georgetown -- 2,700 miles (5,400 round-trip); 2. Syracuse -- 562 miles (1,124 round-trip); 3. Pittsburgh -- 371 miles (742 round-trip); 4. Villanova -- 177 miles (354 round-trip). Pittsburgh makes one trip out of Allegheny County to New York City (that's it). Villanova goes to New York City and Long Branch, New Jersey. Syracuse goes to New York City and Atlantic City. Georgetown is globetrotting, which to me is silly, but has an extended stay at the Charleston Classic which makes the Hoyas' total miles traveled a little bit deceiving. Stop bitching about Syracuse and direct your ire elsewhere.

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