IT'S TIME FOR WAR HOYAS!
LET'S GO HOYAS!
It's a new season Hoyanation and friends. The Hoyas are 1-0 and today will be playing the Syracuse Orangemen (28-3) in a Big East Tournament Quarterfinal Classic. The Hoyas (21-9) nearly knocked off Syracuse the last time the teams met, so they know they can hang with the Orange. But they must limit Syracuse’s perimeter scoring. "Every game will be tough," Boeheim said. "It's a nightmare. It'll be a great tournament with great games. We have a lot of good teams so any team can win." "They're a good team, they can beat you so many ways," coach John Thompson III said. "They're long, they have a terrific defense, so we just need to come out and execute at both ends of the floor."
The Orange and Hoyas have split 12 tournament meetings, with Syracuse winning 58-57 four years ago in the last one in the semifinals en route to its most recent title. "We've played them twice already," Coach Thompson said. "It's Georgetown-Syracuse. We know what they're going to do. They know what we're going to do."