matchup: Syracuse (3-2) v Bryant (4-1)
Place: JMA wireless dome (Syracuse, NY)
Time: 4:00 PM Easter – Saturday, November 26.
Television: ACC Network Xtra
Current: LIVE STREAM
Radio: TK99, Cuse.com, TuneIn app
Chances: Syracuse TBD. Over/under to be determined.
ESPN Matchup Prediction: Syracuse has a 66.4% chance of winning.
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Series history: Syracuse has only played Bryant once prior to Saturday’s game, and it managed an 85-84 victory in December 2020. Buddy Boeheim would score 21 points in the win, while Marek Dolezaj would have 20 points, 10 assists and five steals.
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Syracuse enters the 2022-2023 season in a situation it has not been in under Jim Boeheim. Coming back from a lost season. The Dutch finished the 2021-2022 campaign under .500 for the first time in over 50 years and have completely reshaped the roster in the off-season. While veterans Joe Girard, Jesse Edwards, Benny Williams and Symir Torrence are all back, Syracuse has seven newcomers in freshmen Judah Mintz, Quadir Copeland, Justin Taylor, Chris Bunch, Maliq Brown, Peter Carey and transfer Mounir Hima. Syracuse won both exhibition games for the Orange, against Indiana (PA) and Southern New Hampshire, though neither win was particularly impressive. The regular season opened with a win over Lehigh, loss to Colgate, win over Northeastern, and win over Richmond in overtime. The Dutch followed that up with a loss over extra time against St. John’s.
Bryant has started the season 4-1 with victories over Thomas College, Dartmouth, Florida International and Detroit Mercy. The Bulldogs’ lone loss came in the Paradise Invitational to Florida Atlantic. Bryant is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the country at 44.4%. Guard Sherif Gross-Bullock leads the team with 18 points per game to go along with five assists and four rebounds. Gross-Bullock shoots 41.7% from outside the arc. Syracuse native Charles Pride is also having a stellar year with 17 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game while shooting 50% from deep. Wing Evan Timberlake averages 15 points and nine rebounds per game.
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