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Syracuse Orange (2-0) vs. Albany Great Danes (1-1) GameThread

The No. 5 Syracuse Orange are off to a strong start, and they are heavily favored (24.5 points) once again in this evening's NIT Season Tip-Off matchup with the Albany Great Danes. Duh.

Albany competes in the America East Conference and was picked fourth in the league's preseason poll. On Friday, the Great Danes took on Pittsburgh in the season opener, and the result was a lopsided 89-56 defeat. To their credit, they bounced back strong yesterday with a 77-68 triumph over Brown at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse has won all eight previous meetings with Albany. Things shouldn't change much tonight.

The game will be televised on and Time Warner Cable locally. There's also this if you're a deviant.

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. And then head over to Twitter to see all the nice things everyone says about the SU players.