Coach K! Jim Boeheim! It's a pretty important game tonight on ESPN.
Come 7 p.m. ET, we'll all stop what we're doing to catch our Syracuse Orange (12-7, 2-4) take on the strongly disliked but still respected (by some?) Duke Blue Devils (14-4, 3-2) down at Cameron Indoor. The Orange go into the game riding a two-game winning streak after demolishing Boston College and Wake Forest. Duke, on the other hand, has dropped two straight (to Clemson and Notre Dame, respectively), and is just 5-3 since Amile Jefferson went out with a broken foot.
While the TNIAAM crew is certainly more optimistic about our chances given recent trends for both teams, there's still just a small percentage of faith Syracuse can pull the upset on the road. #Disloyalidiots abound. In the comments, many of you honor your contracts and predict Orange wins, and for that, we're eternally grateful.
Also in the lead-up to tonight's contest, here's some additional reading (since you probably have the day off and therefore have plenty of time for this site's jokes and garbage):
- Syracuse's defense has been on the upswing. Michael Burke details what's been going right for SU.
- You thought the Orange had a short rotation? Duke's is even shorter right now.
- Stop complaining about the Clemson loss.
- Duke Basketball Report previewed this game a little bit too.
Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. G'ORANGE!