You expect the Eastern Michigan Eagles to have a 6-4 record at this stage in the season. You do not expect the Syracuse Orange to be at the same mark. Yet he we are. One of them will get win No. 7 tonight when the Orange host the Eagles in the Carrier Dome.
The game, which tips at 7:00 p.m., will be televised on ESPNU and will be available on the Watch ESPN app.
We know EMU well because of their head coach, Ron Murphy. The former Syracuse assistant is in his sixth season at the helm and owns a 97-84 record. SU has won the three previous contests that the two teams have played while Murphy has been head coach.
- Here's four things you need to know headed into the game.
- Right now it's unclear if the Orange are underachieving, weren't as good as we thought, or both.
- Really, when you look at SU's regular season numbers over the last couple years, they're not good.
- Tyus Battle is expected to be back at full strength following a foot injury that limited him vs. Georgetown.
- Will Frank Howard show up because this isn't a big-time game?
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