Georgetown vs. Syracuse: Full Game Preview
|Georgetown||O Porter 15.9||O Porter 7.7||M Starks 3.0|
|Syracuse||B Triche 14.7||C Fair 7.3||M Carter-Williams 8.0|
On Saturday, No. 8 Syracuse hosts No. 11 Georgetown at Carrier Dome. The game tips off at 4 p.m. EST and it can be seen on CBS. The Orange are 5-3 against the Hoyas over the last four years. The last time they met (Feb. 8, 2012) they won 64-61.
Both teams share first place in the Big East.
In an 84-59 dismantling of Providence on Feb. 20, C.J. Fair put up 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange. He leads the team in rebounds per game with 7.3 while also putting up 14.1 points per game. For the Hoyas, D`Vauntes Smith-Rivera finished with 33 points in the 90-66 blowout of DePaul on Feb. 20. He contributes 2.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.4 points per game.
In terms of team stats, Syracuse has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Orange have an edge over the Hoyas, 74 points per game to 65 points per game.
- Over the past 10 years, Syracuse has had more players drafted by the NBA than Georgetown (10 vs. six).
- The Syracuse blocks leader (Rakeem Christmas, 55 blocks) has more blocks than the Georgetown blocks leader (Mikael Hopkins, 29 blocks).
- Syracuse attacks the glass, with more rebounds (40.1 per game vs. 33.2 per game) than Georgetown this season.
- Syracuse has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Georgetown (one vs. zero).
- Baye Keita is ranked 10th in the Big East in blocks.
- Syracuse beat Georgetown by 3 points the last time they played (Feb 08, 2012).
- Syracuse has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Georgetown (eight vs. six).
- The Syracuse three-point leader (James Southerland, 46 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Georgetown three-point leader (Markel Starks, 41 three-pointers).
- Since 1998, Syracuse has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Georgetown (22 vs. nine).