It should be interesting to see how the Orange come out for this one, having sat the first two days of action while Georgetown played a little less than 24 hours ago. Naturally, Syracuse coach (and 2010 Oppenheimer Funds Big East Coach of the Year) Jim Boeheim hates this.
"I think it's awful," said Boeheim, whose club earned the top seed this season and will not play until noon Thursday. "Conventional wisdom says the double-bye teams should fare better, but two of the four lost last year. If that doesn't say something, I don't know what does."But he can't hate the fact that newly-minted conference player of the year Wes Johnson was able to rest an accumulation of injuries for a few extra days. The junior wing man will try to help the Orange avoid their first losing streak of the season today. Syracuse responded to their two previous losses with winning streaks of 11 and four, respectively. Today's game will be carried by ESPN and ESPN360.com.