Rankings: Syracuse (9/7), St. Francis (UNR)
Day & Time: Monday, November 18, 7:30 p.m. EST
Arena: Carrier Dome (Syracuse, NY)
Line: -18.5, Syracuse
TV: ESPN3 (sorry)
Announcers: Jason Benetti, Mo Cassara
Radio: Syracuse IMG Network
St. Francis News: St. Francis Brooklyn Athletics
Streak: 3, Syracuse (duh)
First Meeting: Nov. 19, 2000, when Syracuse kicked off its season with a 73-53 win over St. Francis.
School Connections: Head coach Glenn Braica was a St. John's assistant for six seasons, so he's seen what the Orange can do up close and personal.
Head Coaches: SU: Jim Boeheim (38th Year, 923-314); St. Francis: Glenn Braica (4th Year, 44-49)
Last Year: The Terriers went 12-18 overall, finishing eighth in the NEC and ending their season in the conference tourney quarterfinals.
Last Game: St. Francis tasted defeat for the first time, losing 78-58 to Dayton. That follows a very successful Florida road trip that included a win over Miami.
"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds Of Timelords": Keep an eye on freshman forward Wayne Martin, who contributed a game-high 17 points on 6-13 shooting in the Miami win. Junior forward Jalen Cannon leads the team with a 14.3 PPG average.
Fun Fact: This game is technically part of the Maui Invitational. College basketball tournaments are fun!