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Syracuse Orange vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Live Blog

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 11:  Brandon Triche #20 of the Syracuse Orange looks on against the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center on January 11, 2012 in Villanova, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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Dmitriy IoselevichSenior Analyst IIIFebruary 19, 2012

The second-ranked Syracuse Orange (26-1, 13-1 Big East) faceoff against the unranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-14, 4-9 Big East) with a chance to secure the Big East regular season title.

The Orange come into the day with a two-game lead over both Marquette and Notre Dame in the standings, while Rutgers needs to find a way to hang on long enough to sneak into the Big East Tournament.

Syracuse may be favored heavily in this game, but every day in the Big East is a dogfight. Already this season, the Scarlet Knights have knocked off powerhouse conference foes in Connecticut, Notre Dame and Cincinnati. Could Rutgers do it again?

Tune in at 1 p.m. to see the action. I'll be here throughout the game providing updates and in-game analysis, so tweet me your questions @dioselev or leave a comment below.

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