FanShot

Out-Of-Conference Basketball Map 2010-2011

15

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker