Posted: 12:02 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By Dan Lyons
According to Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall, Syracuse will be hosting Indiana at the Carrier Dome in this season's Big Ten-ACC Challenge:
Inside the Hall has learned that Indiana will play at Syracuse in this year's Big Ten-ACC Challenge. #iubb— Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) May 8, 2013
The game serves as a rematch of this year's Sweet Sixteen game at the Verizon Center which Syracuse won 61-50, and made me smile a lot and hug many strangers.
Both teams will look radically different than they did in Washington, with the graduation of Brandon Triche, James Southerland, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and the NBA declarations of Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo, and Cody Zeller.
Each team brings in a sizable freshman class this year. While we're all familiar with the five new Orangemen that are coming to town, including spurned former-Indiana commit Ron Patterson, Indiana will have six freshmen on the roster - one-time coveted Syracuse recruit forward Noah Vonleh, four star forwards Troy Williams and Luke Fischer, four star guard Stanford Robinson, and three star forwards Collin Hartman and Devin Davis Jr.
The Syracuse home slate now has games with Indiana, Duke, UNC, Villanova, Miami, NC State, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame all set, and we have a game at the Garden and a trip to Hawaii on the docket. Can we move to the ACC every year?