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January 18, 2014

The rest of the ACC must have such mixed feelings right about now. On the one hand it isn’t Duke-UNC sucking all the oxygen out of the conference as seems to happen every year. But, here are the two teams from the Big East firmly at the top of the conference. The only ranked ACC teams besides Duke. Everyone is mocking the rest of the ACC for being like the Big Ten in football — more reputation/name recognition than what the teams are doing on the court.

The gametime is 4pm on ESPN. Good announcing crew with Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke. The Carrier Dome should be near electric for this game. This is amazing.

Since 2001, Pitt owns a 14-5 record vs. Syracuse. Since Jamie Dixon became head coach, Pitt is 10-4 vs. Syracuse and 5-1 vs. the Orange in Syracuse. In games played against SU at the Carrier Dome, Pitt has won four of the last five and six of the last eight meetings. That span also included a five-game Pitt win streak vs. Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.

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