Rivalry Week: Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown Hoyas College Basketball Live Blog

Dmitriy IoselevichSenior Analyst IIIFebruary 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26:  Jason Clark #21 of the Georgetown Hoyas drives to the basket past Scoop Jardine #11 of the Syracuse Orange during a college basketball game on February 26, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC  The Orange 58-51.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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The No. 2 Syracuse Orange (23-1, 10-1 Big East) face off against their longtime rivals, the No. 11 Georgetown Hoyas (18-4, 8-3) Big East), in a Big East rematch of two of the top teams in college basketball.

The Orange seek their third win over a ranked team as they continue to roll through the Big East conference in hopes of earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, the Hoyas continue to climb up the charts despite losing seniors Austin Freeman and Chris Wright.

This could be the last time that the Hoyas ever visit the Carrier Dome with Syracuse scheduled to move to the ACC in 2014, if not sooner. This shakeup of the country's largest conferences adds another element of intrigue to a game that is circled on the calendars for both programs.

I'll be here providing updates and in-game analysis throughout the game. Send me your questions @dioselev.