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No. 23 Syracuse Orange (2-0) vs. Cal Golden Bears (2-0) GameThread

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The Orange and Bears renew their great rivalry one more time until the next time.

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Our old friends the California Golden Bears are back again. This time they've been kind enough to meet us in Madison Square Garden for the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic for our yearly get-together.

The winner of the game will play the winner of the Iowa Hawkeyes/Texas Longhorns game on Friday while the loser of the game will, well, you can probably figure it out.

The game is scheduled to tip around 9:00 p.m. Eastern and will be televised on ESPN2. For a full preview of the teams, lineups and more, check out Jared's post here.

As you're well aware, the Syracuse Orange and Cal Bears have become very familiar foes in recent years. That's weird.

We previewed the game as part of our weekly podcast. You should listen to that while you're waiting.

Syracuse is attempting to keep alive the second-longest active streak in the AP Poll (96 weeks). As if you needed more incentive to win this game.

Most of the TNIAAM crew think the Orange will put out the victory, but not everyone. See the full predictions here.

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. G'ORANGE!