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GameThread: Syracuse Orange (2-0) vs. UConn Huskies (2-0)

Win the game and we don’t hear a word from Connecticut fans for another year.

NCAA Basketball: Connecticut at Syracuse Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team (2-0) returns to action on Thursday night against the (former rival) Connecticut Huskies (2-0) at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. While it’s not the old Big East, the 2K Classic still has some sort of ring to it... right?

We have James at the game, and he’ll be following along from press row once things tip off around 7 p,m. ET. If you’re not at MSG, you can catch all of the action on ESPN2/WatchESPN. The No. 15 Orange are favored (by eight points), but any margin of victory would be fine just to shut UConn fans — who haven’t beaten us in football or men’s basketball since December 2016 — up for the next year.

Before the game gets going, here’s some last-minute reading material for you as well:

Also, if you’re in New York City, come to the live podcast at East End Bar & Grill tomorrow!

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts in the comments below, and G’ORANGE!