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Syracuse basketball will start 2020-21 season in late November

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We’ve got some of the NCAA details inside

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On Wednesday night, we learned that both Syracuse Orange basketball seasons will not begin until November 25 which isn’t unexpected if you’ve been following along the last few months.

Practices can begin on October 14, and teams will have 42 days to hold their 30 allowed practices. There will be no exhibition or closed scrimmages allowed before the Nov. 25 start start date. Teams will be allowed to play between 23 and 25 regular season games, and one multiple-team event of up to three games for the men’s team, and four for the women’s squad.

The NCAA also recommended that teams play a minimum of four non-conference games. We’ll have to wait for more information from the ACC, but it’s possible that the revised Syracuse MBB schedule could be 20 ACC games, four non-conference games and the Gotham Classic where one of the campus games would need to be cut.

This is what we had for a Syracuse men’s basketball schedule:

Nov. 10 — UMBC at home

TBD — Mercer at home

TBD — ACC-Big Ten Challenge (likely) on road

TBD — Georgetown at home

Dec. 8 -- Green Bay at home

Dec. 10 — Jacksonville State at home

Dec 19 — LSU at Madison Square Garden

If we’re assuming two of the non-conference games are Colgate and Cornell, then will we see an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game and home game against Georgetown for the other two?

A lot is going to depend on what the ACC schedule looks like, so we’ll keep an eye out for news out of Greensboro as it relates to both the Syracuse men and women.