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Syracuse Basketball to Host Cornell December 27th

The 122nd edition of the rivalry between the Orange and the Big Red is set.

NCAA Basketball: Cornell at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Another storied Upstate New York basketball rivalry will continue this year right after the holidays when the Syracuse Orange host the Cornell Big Red on December 27.

It will be the 122nd meeting between the two schools. The rivalry dates all the way back to the 1900-1901 season, which started with an eight-game winning streak for Cornell.

Syracuse owns a 91-30 lead in the series and has won 36 straight against the Big Red.

In last year’s meeting, the Orange were led by Tyler Roberson and Malachi Richardson who both scored 15 points in the 67-46 victory. This was one of the nine games that Mike Hopkins coached for the Orange last season.

Cornell is coming off a rough season last year where they finished 10-18 and 3-11 in Ivy League play.

The Big Red do return their top two scorers from last season in guards Matt Morgan and Robert Hatter, who both averaged over 17 points per game. One person who will not be returning for the Big Red is Coach Bill Courtney. Courtney was fired this past season after the team struggled. Courtney will be replaced by Princeton player and assistant head coach Brian Earl.