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George Washington Attempts To Chop Orange Tree, Visits Carrier Dome Dec. 10

What? It was either a wooden teeth reference or a take on the cherry tree thing. Shut up.

George Washington University, named after some guy, will visit the Carrier Dome December 10th to take on Your Syracuse Basketball Orange. Even though we haven't played the Colonials since 1994, there's already quite a few ties that bind.

George Washington finished its 2010-11 season 17-14 overall and 10-6 in the Atlantic 10. The Colonials will be led by new coach Mike Lonergan, who was named to replace Karl Hobbs. Lonergan has 18 years of experience and an overall record of 377-156 in head coaching jobs at Catholic and Vermont. Lonergan’s new staff includes assistant coach Maurice Joseph, the brother of Syracuse’s Kris Joseph.

The Orange are also looking for some very-belated revenge. George Washington beat Syracuse 111-104 in overtime when the two tangled in the Preseason NIT back in '94. That said, SU is 7-1 all-time against GWU, so we probably shouldn't feel too threatened.

Full Syracuse schedule to-date after the jump...

Tuesday, November 1 - CSULA (exb.)

Tuesday, November 8 - College of St. Rose (exb.)

Saturday, November 12 - Fordham

Monday, November 14 - Manhattan

Wednesday, November 16 - Albany/Brown

Saturday, November 19 - Colgate

Wednesday, November 23 - Season Tip-Off Semifinal (MSG)

Friday, November 25 - Season Tip-Off Championship/Consolation (MSG)

Tuesday, November 29 - Eastern Michigan

Friday, December 2 - Florida

Saturday, December 10 - George Washington

Unscheduled - North Carolina State

Big East Home: Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, USF, West Virginia

Big East Away: Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Louisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Villanova