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No. 2 Syracuse Orange (31-1) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (23-9) GameThread

The one-seed Syracuse Orange continue their march through the Big East Tournament as they take on the four-seed Cincinnati Bearcats in Madison Square Garden at 7:00 p.m. EST.

The game will be televised on ESPN an Your announcers are Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Bill Raftery (yay!) and Doris Burke (meh!).

Syracuse defeated Cincy 60-53 on the road in hard-fought game that followed the Orange's only loss of the season back in January. Fab Melo didn't play, Kris Joseph led the way with 18 points and Scoop Jardine added 13 points and six assists.

Since then the Bearcats have put together a solid season and entered the Big East Tournament 22-9 (12-6). With wins in eight of their last ten games, including ones over Marquette and Georgetown, Mick Cronin's boys are no slouches.

Believe it or not, Syracuse won the rebounding battle against Cincy without Fab. If they can do that again and try to keep the game flow from slowing down, it should be business as usual (which is to say, still scary).

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below (And then stick around to talk about the second game, which hopefully will matter to us...).