By all accounts, Fab Melo will not be in the line-up for the Orange, which means Rakeem Christmas and Baye Moussa Keita will need to step it up in the paint. It also means you can expect to see many more sets that include C.J. Fair at the 4-spot alongside Kris Joseph and the guard trio of Scoop Jardine, Dion Waiters and Brandon Triche.
Kevin Jones will the No. 1 aggressor on West Virginia's side. He leads the Big East in scoring and rebounding, averaging 20.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Senior Darryl "Truck" Bryant averages 17.4 points per game and is a deep-ball threat but has been in a major slump. Junior Dennis Kilicli is contributing 10.8 points per game as well to round of their top three scorers.
Syracuse leads the all-time series 33-16, has won the last four meetings and 15 of the last 18 going all the way back to 1998-99.
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