The Syracuse Orange (18-10, 9-6) face the second of three straight top-ten opponents and the fifth ranked team in a span of six games when they take on the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils (25-3, 12-3) on Saturday. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN and ESPN3.
The Blue Devils lead the all-time series, 4-3 and won the previous matchup this year in the Carrier Dome. Duke leads the ACC series 2-1 in the two years we've been conference mates. It's also yet another showdown between the two winningest coaches working -- Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim (966) and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (1,008).
The matchup also features two of the top centers in college basketball in Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas (18.1 ppg., 9.3 rpg.) and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor (18.4 ppg., 9.4 rpg.). Both are finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (top center) and the Oscar Robertson Trophy (player of the year), and are on the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30.
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