The Syracuse Orange kinda-sorta kick off the 2011-2012 season tonight when they host the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles in an exhibition game in the Dome.
Brian Goodman at 900 Irving wants everyone to maintain a little perspective on what they see tonight:
Tonight’s game may not count in the team’s final record, and one should always tread lightly when putting stock into preseason battles (you needn’t look any further than two years ago for evidence), but that doesn’t mean I’m not beyond pumped for the season to get rolling. It’s the first chance to see the team in a game atmosphere against competition different from what Midnight Madness had to offer, even if the level of competition may be a touch below what we saw a few Fridays ago.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. TWCS and SNY will carry the game so if you or your local bar carry those channels, you can watch. You can also watch the game online at Orange All-Access.
Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. G'ORANGE!
For more on the 2011-2012 Syracuse Orange basketball team, including player profiles, statistical analysis and articles on the upcoming year featuring the folks in this podcast, make sure you check out Orange Tip-Off.