Syracuse, fresh off an ugly loss to Georgia Tech, heads to Durham on Monday night to take on the No. 1 team in the country – the Duke Blue Devils. The two teams play twice this season – this being the first matchup.
The Orange enter the game with an 11-5 record and a 2-1 mark in the ACC in desperate need of a signature win. Duke, meanwhile, has a 14-1 record with a 3-0 mark in the ACC. The Blue Devils, led by a group of star freshmen, are the No. 1 team in the country.
It’s the first time the two teams have met since last year’s NCAA Tournament. Duke knocked off Syracuse 69-65 in the Sweet 16 a year ago.
Let’s take a look at who will be on the call for the contest.
Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Allison Williams
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The two teams will meet again on February 23 up in Syracuse.
Duke holds a 7-5 record all-time against Syracuse. The Blue Devils have won the last two contests in the series.