It’s an old-fashioned Big East matchup this afternoon at The Pete when Syracuse tangles with Pitt. No word on if Kevin Stallings will celebrate and set his DVR for this old rivalry. He probably won’t have a problem with this game as we expect the final score to get out of the 50s. The Cuse rides a five game winning streak, while Pitt finally got off their eight game slide with a road victory over Boston College last time out. Vegas still gives Syracuse a 1.5 point edge this afternoon.
Jim Boeheim brings Syracuse to his favorite venue today at 16-9 and 8-4 in the conference. Pitt bumped their record up, after last game, and now sits at 13-11 and 2-9 in the ACC. We tip off at 1PM and hopefully the Oakland Zoo will give the Panthers a fun atmosphere.
Syracuse has absolutely had their problems versus Pitt, but did wind up on top in their first meeting this season (or as some are now calling it Pitt AD - After Dixon). Stallings will look for Mike Young to build on his monster effort against Boston College and get some help from someone other than Jamel Artis to attempt to push together a streak. As Lou Brown once said: “You won yesterday. You win today...win tomorrow...that’s called a winning streak. It has happened before.”