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GameThread: Syracuse Orange (8-5, 1-1) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-4, 0-2)

Last year Syracuse opened up the new year with a win at Notre Dame. Can Syracuse make it two straight over the Irish?

Syracuse v Notre Dame Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team enters the new year with 18 ACC games ahead, while having played two league games already.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to town to take on the Orange for a Saturday matchup inside the Carrier Dome. The game will tip momentarily.

Syracuse has won three straight, while Notre Dame looks for its first conference win after losing to North Carolina in the season-opener and against Boston College (for some reason).

Syracuse opened as a 3.5-point favorite over Mike Brey’s squad. The game is set for a 4 p.m. tip with ESPN2 picking up coverage. Jason Benetti and Dan Dakich are on the call.

Highlights from last year’s matchup below:

If you missed any of our pregame coverage, check that below.

I’m on site today from the Dome, so feel free to give me a shout on twitter @JamesSzuba and keep it locked with us here for updated.

As always, leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below!