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For what might be the final time in a long time, the Syracuse Orange will step inside the Dunkin Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars. If this truly is the final time, let's make it count (and memorable for the right reasons). Particulars below...
Date: Wednesday, January 9th
Big East play has been the equivalent of running into a brick wall for Providence thus far. In two games Providence has had 39 turnovers to their opponents’ collective 23. While the knee jerk reaction is to say "well one of those games was a top five Louisville team on the road, of course they’ll turn over the ball some" you need to remember that Providence turned the ball over 16 times against Louisville (a lot) compared to the 23 turnovers against DePaul at home (an unacceptable amount). Given the ball handlers we have on this team and the pace we’re able to play at, breaking a press like the ones Louisville and DePaul threw at us shouldn’t be an issue, and yet somehow against DePaul we came within a turnover of having a 1:2 assist to turnover ratio (the Friars had 12 assists collectively).