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Syracuse men’s basketball: ACC schedule released

Syracuse now has dates for its 20 game ACC league schedule.

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With only two weeks remaining until the college basketball season begins, conferences around the country have been scrambling to put together league schedules due to myriad challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The ACC is no different, coming in at the eleventh hour with its league schedule. In the process, the ACC subsequently released the Syracuse Orange’s 20-game league schedule for men’s basketball on the ACC Network Tuesday morning. The Orange knew who they would be playing, including repeat conference opponents of Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State and Pittsburgh. Now Syracuse has dates to go along with ACC opponents.

Even with the schedule announcement, challenges will persist throughout the college basketball season. Coronavirus cases continue to rise domestically, a crosswind with Monday’s news from Pfizer, showing early analysis of its vaccine trial proved 90% effective in preventing the disease.

In the interim of distribution and other challenges, should one player test positive, the team will have to quarantine for two weeks, potentially foregoing four or five games. How those games are replaced and how teams are evaluated fairly by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee are conversations for another day.

Here’s what we know about the Syracuse basketball schedule at this time:

Nov. 27) Home against Bryant

Dec. 8) at Rutgers

Dec. 12) at BC

Dec. 22) Home against Notre Dame

Dec. 29/30) at Wake

Jan. 2) at UNC

Jan. 5/6) Home against FSU

Jan. 12/13) Home against Clemson

Jan. 16) at Pitt

Jan. 19/20) Home against Miami

Jan. 23) Home against Virginia Tech

Jan. 25) at Virginia

Jan. 31) Home against NC State

Feb. 2/3) Home against Louisville

Feb. 6) at Clemson

Feb. 9/10) at NC State

Feb. 13) Home against Pitt

Feb. 16/17) at Louisville

Feb. 20) Home against BC

Feb. 22) at Duke

Feb. 27) at Georgia Tech

Mar. 1) Home against North Carolina

The ACC Tournament is scheduled for March 9-13 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

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