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GameThread: Syracuse Orange (10-3, 1-1) vs. No. 14 Duke Blue Devils (9-3, 0-1)

Extra points to anyone who can beat Elijah Hughes’ full-court shot before the buzzer.

Syracuse v Duke Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team looks to extend its winning streak to six games as it takes on the 14th-ranked Duke Blue Devils from Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Syracuse would have to end an eight-game losing streak to Duke to do so, however. The Orange hasn’t beaten the Blue Devils since 2019, a game which Syracuse was an 18.5-point underdog against the No. 1 team in the country.

Duke leads the all-time series 15-6. These two storied programs met just four times prior to Syracuse joining the ACC in 2013. It will mark the firs time Adrian Autry and Jon Scheyer have faced each other as head coaches as both have replaced Hall of Fame predecessors. Autry took over for Jim Boeheim this season while Scheyer is in his second year after replacing Mike Krzyzewski.

As for this matchup, Syracuse is a 14.5 point underdog. The over/under is set at 151.5. The game will tip momentarily from Durham and is set to air on ESPN. Dave O’Brien is on call while Jay Williams is on color. Angel Gray is the sideline reporter.

We have our own Dom Chiappone courtside tonight from Cameron, so give him a shout on Twitter/X @DominicChiappo2 and follow him if you’re not already. The Crazies are still on winter break, so luckily Dom will be able to breathe and hear a little better from press row.

As always, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts in the comment section below.