On Tuesday, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that the Syracuse Orange and Georgetown Hoyas were adding another two games to their series, extending it through the 2020-21 season. But according to Syracuse Athletics today, the series will go out even further than that — a total of four years, wrapping up with a game at the Dome in late 2022.
SU says this coming season’s game will fall on December 14, 2019 at Georgetown, though the other dates are still TBD.
As mentioned in the previous story, Syracuse leads the all-time series 51-43, with two straight wins these past couple seasons. SU and Georgetown are tied 2-2 since the old Big East fell apart, and have met all but two seasons (2013-14, 2014-15) since 1978-79.
Georgetown becomes the fifth confirmed opponent for 2019-20, joining Bucknell, two of Penn State/Ole Miss/Oklahoma State in the Preseason NIT and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge foe. The Hoyas are the only road opponent so far, but the ACC/B1G event could potentially (but probably won’t) add another. As a reminder, the ACC plays a 20-game schedule starting this season, so the Orange only need six more opponents to wrap up the slate.
We got into it a bit yesterday, but this is mostly fine. Georgetown’s seemingly getting a little better and that means a win helps the computer numbers a bit more (while a loss doesn’t look quite as bad, should one occur). Most fans want this game on the calendar, so it makes sense to listen to them — and they will for the next four years.
Here’s a great bit of video work from Syracuse on last year’s 72-71 victory, by the way: