The soon-to-be-ranked 4-0 Syracuse Orange will host Virginia on Friday and I don't need to tell you how heated and long-running this rivalry is. Sure, you're mostly familiar with the team's most recent meetings, but any SU fan worth his salt remembers how this passionate rivalry began. SUAthletics.com fills in the gaps:
Friday’s game will be the first between the two teams in Syracuse. The Orange’s owns a 2-1 advantage in the all-time series, including a 70-68 decision in Charlottesville last season. Donte Green led the Orange with 20 points and 10 boards in the win. Flynn also contributed 18 points.The other two series meetings occurred in the postseason. The Cavaliers bested the Orange, 63-55, in the 1984 East Region semifinals and Syracuse returned the favor with a 63-61 win in the second round of the 1900 NCAA Tournament.