Conference rivalries routinely bring out the best in a great college hoops team, but some league matchups loom larger than others. When the biggest powerhouses in the conference face off against each other, more than just one game is on the line.
One pairing that’s sure to be played for high stakes next season is the duel between Louisville and Syracuse. The veteran Cardinals will need all of Peyton Siva’s offensive prowess to penetrate the 2-3 zone of the young but athletic Orange and stay on top of the Big East.
Herein, a closer look at Louisville-Syracuse and the rest of the most important matchups in each of the nation’s top conferences.