Syracuse vs. Georgetown: The 5 Best Subplots in Big East Showdown

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Syracuse vs. Georgetown: The 5 Best Subplots in Big East Showdown
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange and Georgetown Hoyas will meet for the 89th time on Saturday. The game at Verizon Center will be the last meeting between the two schools as members of the Big East. Syracuse is set to move to the ACC next season.

This is the second meeting in two weeks, as the schools met at the Carrier Dome on February 23. The Hoyas came out on top, 57-46. For the Orange, it was their lowest point output of the season.

Often referred to as one of the top rivalries in all of college basketball, the game is usually entertaining. While Saturday's matchup is important for both teams, the Hoyas are eying a regular-season Big East championship.

The teams enter the matchup heading in opposite directions.

Georgetown has been on a tear lately, winning 11 in a row before Wednesday's upset at Villanova. The Hoyas are currently fifth in the nation and are tied atop the Big East. Syracuse, on the other hand, enters as losers in three of its last five games. The Orange have played themselves out of a top NCAA tournament seed.

Undoubtedly, this will be a great game between two college basketball powerhouses. The following slides highlight five storylines to watch in this Big East finale.

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