Syracuse’s closing alternative at a marquee win got here and went with a 24-point loss to No. 11 Louisville on Wednesday. On Saturday, Syracuse (14-12, 7-Eight Atlantic Coast) faces a Georgia Tech (13-13, 7-Eight) group it scored 97 factors on and defeated by greater than 30 factors over two months in the past. Since, the Yellow Jackets lacked a marquee win till they knocked off Louisville, 64-58, on Feb. 12.
Right here’s what our beat writers assume will occur in Syracuse’s second-to-last dwelling recreation of the 2020 season.
Nick Alvarez (18-Eight)
Syracuse 83, Georgia Tech 61
This is likely one of the simpler predictions of ACC play. Georgia Tech’s offense isn’t superb and Syracuse ought to tighten a number of issues up in opposition to a lesser opponent. Elijah Hughes appears primed for one more scoring outburst, however the important thing right here is the frontcourt. Marek Dolezaj and Bourama Sidibe are coming off a tough stretch. They should keep away from foul bother, not to mention fouling out. The Orange must be favored of their subsequent 5 video games en path to the NIT. Let’s begin with a blowout.
Michael McCleary (17-9)
Hit the street, Jack(et)
Syracuse 81, Georgia Tech 65
Keep in mind that recreation earlier within the yr when Syracuse performed Georgia Tech? Yeah, that was a very good one for SU. The Orange can maybe use a number of extra good ones in the event that they wish to maintain their match hopes alive. Possibly that’s not even sufficient, but it surely’s a begin on the very least. Syracuse is a greater group than Georgia Tech. And that is when the Orange might want to begin a run that ends maybe within the finals of the ACC Match. Merely to have an opportunity.
Josh Schafer (18-Eight)
Taking the sting away
Syracuse 86, Georgia Tech 67
Syracuse has struggled during the last month however that received’t proceed Saturday. Syracuse lit up Georgia Tech earlier this yr behind a robust efficiency from Hughes to begin the sport following a nasty stretch for the Orange. Possibly it received’t be Hughes on Saturday, maybe it’s Buddy Boeheim or Joe Girard III however somebody will come out firing and reap the benefits of a lesser Georgia Tech group.
Revealed on February 22, 2020 at 7:54 am