The 2016-2017 Syracuse Orange basketball schedule is now fully operational with the release of the ACC portion. Here it is in all it’s glory.
Friday, November 11: Colgate Raiders (ACC Extra)
Tuesday, November 15: Holy Cross Crusaders (ACC Extra)
Friday, November 18: Monmouth Hawks (ACC Extra)
Tuesday, November 22: South Carolina State Bulldogs (ACC Extra)
Saturday, November 26: South Carolina Gamecocks (at Barclays Center, TV TBD)
Tuesday, November 29: at Wisconsin Badgers (ESPN)
Saturday, December 3: North Florida Ospreys (TBD)
Monday, December 5: Connecticut Huskies (at Madison Square Garden, 7:00 p.m., ESPN2)
Saturday, December 10: Boston University Terriers (TBD)
Saturday, December 17: Georgetown Hoyas (12:00 p.m., ESPN)
Monday, December 19: Eastern Michigan Eagles (ESPNU)
Wednesday, December 21: St. John's Red Storm (ESPNU)
Tuesday, December 27: Cornell Big Red (ACC Extra)
Saturday, January 1: at Boston College Eagles (12:30 p.m., ESPNU)
Wednesday, January 4: Miami Hurricanes (7:00 p.m., RSN)
Saturday, January 7: Pittsburgh Panthers (12:00 p.m., ACCN)
Tuesday, January 10: at Virginia Tech Hokies (7:00 p.m., TBD)
Saturday, January 14: Boston College Eagles (4:00 p.m., RSN)
Monday, January 16: at North Carolina Tar Heels (7:00 p.m., ESPN)
Saturday, January 21: at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12:00 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2)
Tuesday, January 24: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8:00 p.m., ACCN)
Wednesday, February 1: at North Carolina State Wolfpack (7:00 p.m., ESPN2)
Saturday, February 4: Virginia Cavaliers (12:00 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2)
Tuesday, February 7: at Clemson Tigers (8:00 p.m., ACCN)
Saturday, February 11: at Pittsburgh Panthers (1:00 p.m., ACCN)
Monday, February 13: Louisville Cardinals (7:00 p.m., ESPN)
Sunday, February 19: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6:30 p.m., ESPNU)
Wednesday, February 22: Duke Blue Devils (7:00 p.m., ESPN)
Sunday, February 26: at Louisville Cardinals (2:00 p.m., CBS)
Saturday, March 4: at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4:00 p.m., ACCN).
Some initial thoughts...
- As usual, and unlike SU Football, we’re on national TV a lot. Syracuse has 10 games scheduled for ESPN or ESPN2, five on ESPNU, five on the ACC Network, and five on ACC Extra. CBS also has one of the Louisville games.
- Toughest stretch is probably the close of the season. From mid-Feb to March we get at Pitt, Louisville twice, Duke, and GT twice. That’s a lot of high profile and road contests.
- Syracuse vs. Duke on a Wednesday isn’t as exciting as a Monday or weekend tilt but they can’t all be that. SU still has plenty of great games on Big Monday or in primetime elsewhere. That said, also a lot of Nooners in there.
What else did you notice? Check out the full ACC schedule right here.