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2016 NCAA Tournament: Syracuse Orange (21-13) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-7) GameThread

Here we go. Syracuse vs. Gonzaga for the right to move on to the Elite Eight.

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After a week full of jobs, insults, and outright dislike, the Syracuse Orange basketball team has the chance to put all of that noise to bed when they take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 2016 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.

The game is expected to tip around 9:40 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on CBS. The winner will face the 1-seed Virginia Cavaliers in the Elite Eight for the right to move on to the Final Four.

It's the second all-time meeting between the two schools, the first being in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament Syracuse cruised to an 87-65 victory. May we be so lucky...

Get all your other particulars about the game, program histories and Zags background info here.

The Orange will be decked out in their best whites, the first time a double-digit seed has ever worn their home uniform twice in the tourney.

Domantas Sabonis will present one hell of a match-up problem for the Orange. How will they contain him?

Meanwhile the match-up between Michael Gbinije and Eric McClellan could determine the outcome.

The Zags seem pretty confident about breaking down the 2-3 zone. Hope so, for their sake. Many have tried...

Even though the Zags are favored, the computers prefer Syracuse.

In Chicago? Here's where to go after the game to (hopefully) celebrate. If you're not in Chicago, here's where local SU fans are meeting up.

We're pretty split on how to feel about this. The sensible choice seems to be the Zags, but there's nothing sensible about Syracuse Basketball.

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below.

G'ORANGE!