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Syracuse Orange vs. Florida Southern Moccasins Exhibition GameThread

The Orange finish out the exhibition slate against the defending Division II Champs.

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The Syracuse Orange close out exhibition play Sunday when they host the Florida Southern Moccasins in the Carrier Dome.

Opening tip is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. You can watch the game locally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Live stats are available on and audio & video are also available on Cuse TV, if you're willing to pay for it.

The Moccasins went 36-1 last season, winning their final 25 games, including the National Title game over Indiana of Pennsylvania (which is not, incidentally, IUPUI. Go figure). It was their second Division II National Title and first since 1981. They're also Sunshine State Conference royalty, having won the regular season crown and the tournament 22 times each since 1975.

Mike Donnelly enters his debut season as head coach at Florida Southern after running Southern Connecticut State for five years.

For SU, keep an eye on Tyler Lydon, who could end up as Syracuse's glue guy. If you're not already rooting for Kaleb Joseph to succeed, read this and then you will. The Orange offense went full-Notre Dame-ahead last game and shot tons of three-pointers. Let's see if they keep it up.

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