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Syracuse vs. Georgetown,
03/15/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 58 - 55
Point Spread: -1/-108 Georgetown
On Friday the Big East Play is on Georgetown. Game 862 at 7:00 eastern. The Hoyas are on a major roll here and have already beat Syracuse twice this season, including a 61-39 beat down on Saturday. The Public will be out in droves due to the revenge factor. However. Georgetown fits a solid system that pertains to #1 seeds vs an opponent playing their 3rd game in 3 nights and Georgetown has been able to shutdown the Orange on defense holding them to under 35% in the last 3 contests, a trend I expect will continue tonight with Syracuse having tired legs. The Hoyas are 16-1 this season when allowing teams to shoot less than 37% and Syracuse is 0-5 this season when shooting less than 35%. Where else would you see material like this?. In the RPI Rankings we see another tell tale sign as Syracuse is 5-7 vs top 50 teams while Georgetown is 9-3 vs top Opponents. The Hoyas are 4-1 when the total is 119 or less, 16-3 after allowing 60 or less and 11-2 of late vs winning teams. Syracuse has lost and failed to cover the last 2 appearances in this round. Look for Georgetown to advance.