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Cal Will Never Stop Getting Back In This: Orange vs. Bears in 2K Classic

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The Orange also added Long Beach St. to the schedule in December.

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The entire field for the 2K Classic tournament has not been revealed, but Syracuse will face California in the tournament's semifinals at Madison Square Garden.

Syracuse will play Cal for the third straight year in one semifinal. The Orange beat the Golden Bears in the 2013 NCAA tournament and in last year's Maui Invitational. California will be playing for new head coach Cuonzo Martin, who guided Tennessee to last year's NCAA tourney. He replaces Mike Montgomery at Cal.

The game is set for November 20 at 9:00 p.m. The other semifinal will feature the Texas Longhorns taking on the Iowa Hawkeyes. The winners and losers will then play each other the following night on November 21.

Let the record show that the Syracuse Orange will have now played the Cal Bears three times in the last three seasons whereas they've only played the Georgetown Hoyas once. Life is cruel.

Also, Syracuse announced that it will host the Long Beach St. 49ers on December 28. They've become a recognizable opponent in the Dome, having been here last in 2012. They're coming off of a 15-17 season and they're not taking it any easier this year. Along with the Orange they also travel to play St. John's and Louisville. Apparently they think they're in the Big East in 2010.

Here's the updated schedule...


November 2: Carleton Ravens (Carrier Dome, exhibition)

November 10: Adrian Bulldogs (Carrier Dome, exhibition)

Mid-November: 2K Sports Classic, Opponent TBD (Carrier Dome)

Mid-November: 2K Sports Classic, Opponent TBD (Carrier Dome)

November 20: 2K Sports Classic, California Bears (MSG)

November 21: 2K Sports Classic, Texas Longhorns or Iowa Hawkeyes (MSG)

November 25: Loyola-MD Greyhounds (Carrier Dome)

November 28: Holy Cross Crusaders (Carrier Dome)

December 2: ACC/BIG Challenge, @ Michigan Wolverines (Crisler Center)

December 6: St. John's Red Storm (Carrier Dome)

December 14: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (Carrier Dome)

December 20: @ Villanova Wildcats (Wells Fargo Center)

December 28: Long Beach State 49ers (Carrier Dome)


Boston College Eagles (Carrier Dome), @ Boston College Eagles (Conte Forum)

Pittsburgh Panthers (Carrier Dome) , @ Pittsburgh Panthers (PEC)

Duke Blue Devils (Carrier Dome), @ Duke Blue Devils (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

Virginia Tech Hokies (Carrier Dome), @ Virginia Tech Hokies (Cassell Coliseum)

Florida State Seminoles (Carrier Dome)

Miami-Florida Hurricanes (Carrier Dome)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Carrier Dome)

Virginia Cavaliers (Carrier Dome)

Louisville Cardinals (Carrier Dome)

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (McCamish Pavillion)

Clemson Tigers (Littlejohn Coliseum)

North Carolina Tar Heels (Dean Smith Center)

North Carolina State Wolfpack (PNC Arena)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Joyce Center)