Tonight’s game against Georgia Tech is a big one for Syracuse on a number of levels. The Orange are attempting to get off the schneid after losing three of their last four games, and it is the final home game for two seniors and fan favorites—forward CJ Fair and center Baye Moussa Keita. In honor of Fair, Syracuse is giving away headbands to fans at the Carrier Dome. The headband has been a signature accessory for Fair throughout his Orange career.
— Matt Park (@MattPark1) March 4, 2014
No word on if there are any Baye Moussa Keita-theme giveaways, but the high-energy big man has been a fan favorite and key reserve for four years. Expect a few Senegalese flags to fly in the student section tonight to honor the seven-footer, who moved from the African nation to the U.S. just a few years before arriving at Syracuse.
The reception from the Carrier Dome crowd should be very warm for these two seniors, who have helped Syracuse to an Elite 8 and Final Four in their last two seasons, and have the Orange looking at a possible No. 1 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament.