Syracuse and Georgetown renew Legendary Rivalry

  • Jordan Dajani
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Syracuse University and Georgetown University announced today that they will renew one of the best rivalries in college basketball.

It will continue in the 2015-16 season with a four-year, home-and-home series going through the 2019 season. Specific dates have not yet been set.

 

Georgetown and Syracuse were two of the original members of the Big East Conference and first competed in the 1979-80 season. The conference quickly became one of the best in college basketball and had some of the best overall rivalries until the conference dissolved in 2013.

The teams have met 90 times in program history with the Orange leading the series 49-41. Over those 90 contests, 14 of them have been in the Big East tournament with both teams winning an even 7 games. 5 times they have met in the championship final with Georgetown winning four of the five.

Coach Thompson of the Hoyas said that they will take a year off from the four-year series with Kansas, which will resume in 2016.

Fans from both sides are absolutely thrilled that this series will be renewed and are even looking forward to a long-term deal that will hopefully be done between the two programs in the future.

 

 

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