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A Syracuse basketball podcast: Orange-Eagle Trophy retained

Since Boston College ended Syracuse’s 25-game winning streak in 2014, the Eagles have beaten the Orange just twice. The Orange-Eagle Trophy lives in CNY.

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team defended home court against the Boston College Eagles by winning 69-59.

It was a late tip on Wednesday and it wasn’t a night without surprises, both for Syracuse and the sport of college basketball more broadly. The Orange had a couple of changes to the starting lineup, but maybe not the way Syracuse fans had thought. Plus, the Orange surrendered its 19-point lead, only to take the lead back and hold off Boston College for the win. Syracuse is 8-0 at home on the season and will now hit the road for two crucial road games.

We brought on Dom to talk about it.

Topics of conversation include:

  • Syracuse was without Naheem McLeod, who missed his first game with a right foot injury
  • Maliq Brown continues to be a reliable option at center
  • Judah Mintz withheld from the starting lineup
  • Chris Bell heats up at the right time
  • Justin Taylor is a shooting guard/small forward playing power forward
  • It’s been a whacky week in college basketball... Syracuse bucked that trend by beating Boston College
  • Syracuse faces two tough road tests starting with North Carolina on Saturday
  • The Syracuse’s defense has steadily improved
  • The Syracuse’s offense is trying to catch up
  • Previewing the UNC matchup

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