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GameThread: Syracuse Orange (13-8, 6-4) vs. No. 9 Duke Blue Devils (17-3, 7-2)

Is there a basketball game tonight or something?

Duke v Syracuse Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

It turns out there’s a basketball game being played tonight. Who knew?

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball squad is back in action, hosting Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke Blue Devils. Jim Boeheim is 5-8 all-time against Coach K, but 2-2 in the Carrier Dome. These teams met three times last year, with Syracuse winning at Cameron Indoor and Duke winning at the dome and in the ACC Tournament.

Duke comes into tonight’s matchup having lost two of its last four games, but the Blue Devils blew out Miami last week and handled a feisty Pittsburgh team in Cameron. Syracuse is coming off a loss at Clemson earlier in the week. The Orange had won five straight games prior to the Clemson defeat.

As for this game, Syracuse is currently a seven-point underdog. The over/under set at 148.

We’re set for an 8 p.m. tip from the dome with ESPN picking up the broadcast. If you missed any of our pregame coverage, be sure to check that below.

I’m also in Syracuse and covering the game tonight, so keep it locked here for post-game coverage and follow me on twitter @JamesSzuba for updates inside the dome!

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