The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team will travel to Rutgers for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge this season, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will be played on Dec. 8th and 9th.
Sources: Rutgers will host Syracuse in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 29, 2020
Syracuse will take on Rutgers for the first time since leaving the Big East in 2013. Syracuse has won the last 13 meetings against Rutgers. The last time the Orange lost to the Scarlet Knights was in 2003, the year SU went on the win the National Championship.
Rutgers finished 20-11 last season and 11-9 in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights lose Akwasi Yeboah and Caleb McConnel (medical redshirt), but return the nucleus of a team that was set to make the NCAA Tournament. Ron Harper and Geo Baker return and Steve Pikiell adds top-50 recruit Cliff Omoruyi.
Rutgers went 18-1 at home last season, but it’s unlikely fans will be allowed into the RAC against Syracuse. The New York Jets and New York Giants (who play in New Jersey) have not had fans in attendance at home games this season. Last Saturday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy extended the state’s public health emergency an additional 30 days.
I’ve extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 24, 2020
With the alarming rise in cases we have seen today (our highest count since May), it could not be more important to ensure we have access to all available resources to keep New Jerseyans safe. pic.twitter.com/oO06MMLyHJ
The Syracuse basketball season is less than a month away, but a full schedule has yet to be released.
We know Syracuse will host Bryant on Nov. 27 and that it intends to host Georgetown. The Orange will play 20 league games but dates have not been announced.