The Colonials come into the game in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Losses to Kansas State and VCU were followed by a disappointing finish against Loyola on Wednesday. They also lost to Cal earlier in the year.
George Washington finished its 2010-11 season 17-14 overall and 10-6 in the Atlantic 10.
The game will pit brother against brother, kinda. The Colonials' new coach Mike Lonergan hails from Vermont and he's brought assistant Maurice Joseph, the brother of Kris Joseph, with him. The two faced off against one another in the NCAA Tournament a few years back and Mo will be looking for a little payback.
The Juice speaks with the folks over at GWHoops.com and finds out which player is going to strike fear into our collective hearts:
Tony Taylor is one of the top three guards in the Atlantic 10 and has been forced to shoulder the offensive load both last year and early this season. Taylor can get his shot against almost anyone and can score in a variety of ways, but can be off-put by physical defenders and is simply asked to do too much.
Syracuse is 7-1 all-time against GWU. The series dates back to the 1966-67 season.
If you're going to the game, make sure you check out the Sport Management Club at Syracuse University's seventh annual Charity Sports Auction going on in the other side of the Dome.
The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable and SNY so, rejoice. If you live outside the New York area, find a bar with DirecTV and they should be able to get SNY.
G'Orange, unless you're The Juice's Mark Porter, that is.