The end of an era is near as the Big East regular season draws to an end. Luckily for fans, one of the best rivalries in the conference still has at least two more games. Georgetown heads to Syracuse on Saturday in a showdown that could play a role in determining the regular-season conference champion.
While this is always a good battle, this year with be particularly interesting with both schools tied at the top of the Big East with records of 10-3. Fortunately for the Orange, they get the Hoyas in the friendly confines of the Carrier Dome and have history on their side. They hold a 48-39 record in the overall series.
Syracuse will have its hands full in this one though. Georgetown comes in hot, winning 10 of its last 11 games. The Hoyas are led by Otto Porter Jr. and have benefited from the recent emergence of junior forward Nate Lubick.
Syracuse boasts a good mix of upper- and lower-classmen. Brandon Triche and C.J. Fair are experienced starters who play a key role.
This game should be a great matchup and showcase classic Big East basketball. If the Orange hope to be victorious in this one, there are five keys that must be focused on against the Hoyas.