The Syracuse Orange basketball season is underway but if you’re itching to get some good tickets for the 2016-2017 season there’s still time.
SU recently promoted the Pick Six Pack package, which gives you a list of games from three separate tiers to choose from. As for which games you choose, well, let’s see if we can steer you in the right direction.
Tier: Tier 1
Options: Georgetown or Duke
No. of Games: One
Ooooohhh. Toughie. Do you go with the classic, hated rival? Or do you go for the new rival who is also regarded as the No. 1 team in the nation?
The Georgetown game is coming up quick on December 17 while the Duke game gives you more time to prep on February 22.
We’re gonna make what might be a controversial call and say you should opt for the Duke game. SU - Georgetown doesn’t quite have the same energy it used to, while SU - Duke is the rivalry of the future (we hope). It’s also a chance for the Orange to have an epic victory on national television.
Tier: Tier 2/3
Options: Cornell, Miami, Pitt, BC, Wake Forest, FSU, Virginia, Louisville, Georgia Tech
No. of Games: Three
We’re gonna discount Cornell (sorry, Cornell) and focus on the ACC games for our choices. You’re gonna want Louisville (Feb. 13), obviously. The Virginia game (Feb. 4) feels like a fun one since it’ll be the first time the teams play since UVA’s epic Elite Eight collapse. As for the third choice, we’re gonna lean Florida State (Jan. 28). The Noles should give SU a good match-up and it gives you a January game for your package. We wouldn’t blame you if you went with Pitt instead (Jan. 7).
Tier: Tier 4
Options: SC State, North Florida, Boston U, EMU, St. John’s
No. of Games: Two
Well, you’re not choosing the SC State game cause that already happened. St. John’s should probably be a given, even if they’re not good. We owe them a beating for last year. As for the second game, we’ll suggest Boston U, who is currently the top team in the Patriot League. Who knows if that means they’re good but if you want to see a competitive game, that’s probably your best bet.
TNIAAM’s Pick Six Picks: Duke, Louisville, Virginia, Florida State, St. John’s, Boston U