Syracuse vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview
|Syracuse||C Fair 14.6||C Fair 7.3||M Carter-Williams 7.8|
|Georgetown||O Porter 16.6||O Porter 7.4||N Lubick 3.0|
On Saturday, No. 17 Syracuse takes on No. 5 Georgetown. It takes place at 12 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Orange fell to the Hoyas 57-46 on Feb. 23 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.
Syracuse is fourth in the conference and Georgetown is first. Both teams continue to jockey for position.
In their last outing, behind 22 points and 10 rebounds from James Southerland, the Orange blew out DePaul 78-57 on Mar. 6. In addition to his 14.1 points per game, he is also chipping in 5.3 rebounds per game. For the Hoyas, Otto Porter finished with 17 points and five assists in the 67-57 loss to Villanova on Mar. 6. He leads the team in points with 16.6 per game, rebounds with 7.4 per game, and steals with 2.0 per game.
- Syracuse has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Georgetown (one vs. zero).
- Syracuse players are more experienced than Georgetown players (12,986 minutes played vs. 10,315 minutes played).
- Syracuse has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Georgetown (eight vs. six).
- Syracuse has a stronger schedule than Georgetown this season (SOS Rank: No. 17 vs. No. 36).
- AP voters think more highly of Syracuse and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Georgetown (153 vs. 114).
- The Syracuse steals leader (Michael Carter-Williams, 87 steals) has more steals than the Georgetown steals leader (Otto Porter, 53 steals).
- Syracuse has a potent offense, scoring more points (73.4 per game vs. 65.1 per game) than Georgetown this season.
- Rakeem Christmas is ranked 42nd nationally in blocks.
- Over the past 10 years, Syracuse has had more players drafted by the NBA than Georgetown (10 vs. six).
- Syracuse has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Georgetown (No. 57 vs. No. 70).