The Syracuse basketball schedule roll-out continues with the news that Iona will return to the Dome Saturday, December 18th.
The Gaels aren't too shabby. They're coming off a 21-10 (12-6) season in the MAAC. They did so well that Syracuse will be facing their coach Kevin Willard...when Seton Hall comes to town this year. He's been replaced by Tim Cluess, who's two letters away from having a very unfortunate last name for a basketball coach. Or anyone, really.
Despite being a fellow New York school (New Rochelle), Iona has only played Syracuse three times and only twice in the regular season. The last meeting was in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament when 5-seed Syracuse needed a Marius Janulis three-pointer in the final seconds to top 12-seed Iona.
Mike Waters has the full OOC schedule so far here.