#4 Syracuse vs. #12 Virginia

The best college basketball game of Saturday is the #4 Syracuse Orange traveling to Virginia to face the #12 ranked Cavaliers.

 

Syracuse vs. Virginia Preview

virginia vs syracuseThe 26-2 Orange are coming off a 57-55 win over the Maryland Terrapins. The 24-5 Cavaliers are coming off a 65-40 win over the Miami Hurricanes.

The Orange are lead by senior C.J. Fair and freshman Tyler Ennis. Fair is averaging 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Ennis is averaging 12 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game.

The Cavaliers are lead by senior Joe Harris and sophomore Malcolm Brogdon. Harris is averaging  11.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1 steal per game. Brogdon is averaging 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

 

Game Time: 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN

 

Key Injuries

For Syracuse:

Jerami Grant questionable (back), DaJuan Coleman out (knee).

For Virginia:

None to report.

 

How Syracuse Wins

Syracuse will win the game if they do what they do best and that is play great defense. So far this year they are only giving up 58.5 points per game which ranks as 7th best in the nation. On defense they are also very good at getting steals. They get about 8.3 steals per game which ranks 13th in the nation. The Orange are also going to need to get everyone involved. They rank 184th in the nation in assists. They average 12.3 assists per game.

 

How Virginia Wins

Virginia will win this game if they keep playing great defense. Their opponents are averaging 54.7 points per game and that is 1st in the country. The Cavaliers will also need to rebound the ball better. They rank 102nd in the country in rebounding with only 36 per game. The final thing they will need to do is find a way to score more points. They average 65.9 points per game and that ranks 277th in the country.

 

My Prediction

Both of these teams want to make this a low scoring defensive battle. Whichever team can get key offensive scores and win the rebound battle will have the best chance at winning the game.

I think that the game is low scoring like both teams want. I think that Virginia gets the key offensive scores and wins the rebound battle to win the game on their home court.

Final Score

Virginia: 67
Syracuse: 62

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