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GameThread: Syracuse Orange (6-5) vs. Cornell Big Red (8-2)

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Let’s not kid ourselves. This is the Jimmy Boeheim revenge game.

Syracuse v Georgetown Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team is right back into action after a dominating 93-62 win over Brown on Monday. Now the Orange host another Ivy League opponent with the Cornell Big Red coming to the Dome.

This is a rescheduled contest that was originally supposed to take place on December 22 before Syracuse went on a program pause due to positive COVID-19 cases in its program. Now tonight’s Cornell game is replacing a postposed Georgia Tech game originally slated for tonight before the Yellow Jackets had COVID issues in their program. Confused yet?

Well in any case, make sure, if you haven’t already, to catch up on all of our preview articles leading up to today’s game. Those, of course, include:

The big pre-game news is that Cornell is without leading scorer Jordan Jones, who is unavailable due to a lower body injury. That means the Big Red doesn’t have a player tonight who is averaging double-digit points this season.

The game is on the Regional Sports Networks, which means the YES Network in the Syracuse Area. Take a look at the TV/Streaming article for your local station. Tip is at the top of the hour - let’s get talking in the comments below.