Beat writers offer split predictions for Syracuse-Virginia Tech matchup

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 9, 2017 at 9:42 pm After winning two straight Atlantic Coast Conference games at home, Syracuse (10-6, 2-1 ACC) heads back on the road to take on Virginia Tech (12-3, 1-2). The Orange lost its only previous road game in conference play, an 96-81 beatdown against Boston College. Virginia Tech is coming off a 93-78 loss at Florida State on Saturday.Here’s what our beat writers think will happen on Tuesday night.Connor Grossman (8-8)Buzz cutVirginia Tech 72, Syracuse 70After barely edging North Florida on Dec. 3, Jim Boeheim said he’d play only five guys if that’s what he had to do. It took him about a month to reach that point, but it’s here. SU is essentially down to a rotation of six. It’s worked thus far, but I’m not willing to believe (yet) that Syracuse has suddenly deviated from the dysfunction that plagued it throughout the nonconference slate. Virginia Tech is truly a team with depth — five players averaging 10 or more points, six players averaging 20-plus minutes — and the Hokies are going to engage SU in a close match on Tuesday. It’s going to leave the Orange still seeking that elusive road win.Matt Schneidman (9-7)Buzz killSyracuse 71, Virginia Tech 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Hokies are desperate for a conference win after losing two straight following a double-digit win against Duke while Grayson Allen served his one-game suspension. But this Syracuse team is clicking on both ends of the court, and the Orange is finding other avenues of offense aside from Andrew White and Tyler Lydon. That spells doom for Virginia Tech, a team that has allowed an average of 98.5 points per game in the last two contests. And oh, Boeheim has his team playing some pretty decent defense these days, too.Paul Schwedelson (10-6)To infinity and beyondSyracuse 76, Virginia Tech 72Syracuse is playing its best basketball of the season and the team most people envisioned at the start of the season (albeit with a much smaller rotation) is beginning to emerge. The Orange needs to steal a road win before traveling to take on North Carolina and Notre Dame next week. A win in Blacksburg is much more likely that against those other two teams. Buzz Williams’ Hokies are reeling after two losses by a combined 41 points. It’s a perfect storm for SU and the Orange must blast off while it has the chance.center_img Commentslast_img read more


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first_imgThree-star shooting guard Brycen Goodine committed to Syracuse on Wednesday night, he announced on Twitter.“I went to the school and just fell in love with it,” Goodine told the Daily Orange. “It was awesome. I could just tell that it’s a family up there and I wanted to be a part of it.”The Class of 2019 recruit chose the Orange after a short, heavy recruiting period this summer, Goodine said. He picked SU over Boston College, reportedly his only other offer. 247Sports.com reported that Goodine received interest from Connecticut, Florida and California, among others. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard from St. Andrews (Rhode Island) School is ranked the 30th shooting guard in the 2019 class and second-best player out of Massachusetts, per 247Sports. Goodine is the SU’s first commitment in Jim Boeheim’s 2019 class.Syracuse first saw Goodine at Nike EYBL Peach Jam, where he averaged 4.6 points per game on 25 percent shooting from the field. The Orange’s assistant coach Gerry McNamara attended every game the high school junior played in, Goodine said, but that he didn’t introduce himself until soon after in Florida.Former SU assistant Mike Hopkins had a good relationship with St. Andrews coach Mike Hart, but Hopkins departed Syracuse in March for Washington.“He’s done great (in recruiting),” Hart said of McNamara.Goodine was playing in the AAU Nationals and the AAU Super Showcase in Florida in July when he met McNamara.“He’s been everywhere,” Hart said, “but he just decided this was the place.”Hart described his player as a “sweet-shooting point guard.” He also said Goodine can score and pass. He played more off the ball at St. Andrews last year, but Hart plans to move him more onto the ball this season.“He’s very good defensively, too,” Hart said. “And he’s no maintenance. Not low maintenance, no maintenance.”Hart met Goodine when Goodine’s mother stopped Hart at a basketball game between Rhode Island and Brown. Then, after talking for a short time, Goodine enrolled at St. Andrews.If no current Syracuse player leaves for the draft, Goodine will join Tyus Battle and Elijah Hughes as the team’s shooting guards. Comments Published on September 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more