Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Syracuse Orange

Head Coach: Jim Boeheim

Team Mascot: Otto the Orange

Year Opened: 1980

Capacity: 35446

City / State: Syracuse / New York

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Syracuse vs Georgetown

Rival Team: Georgetown Hoyas

Syracuse's number one rival is Georgetown Hoyas. These two were ranked in the top ten way back in 1980. Their rivalry continues up until now, meeting numerous times over the past years. There is no doubt that when these two face, fans of both teams would swarm the stadium to cheer their lungs out.

Syracuse vs UConn

Rival Team: Connecticut Huskies

The rivalry between Syracuse and UConn began in 1956. However, it didn’t peak until both teams entered the Big East in 1979. From 1979 to 2013, the Syracuse-UConn rivalry was one of the best in the Big East producing many incredible matchups including a six overtime thrill in the 2009 Big East Tournament. The rivalry may have dissipated a bit since the original Big East disbanded, but you’ll still be in for a treat when attending a Syracuse-UConn game.

Syracuse vs Pitt

Rival Team: Pittsburgh Panthers

Syracuse and Pitt have been battling out on the court since the Panthers joined the Big East in 1982. The rivalry and tension between the two teams have recently moved over to the ACC, so make sure to get tickets when the Orange long-time rivals come to town.

Syracuse vs Duke

Rival Team: Duke Blue Devils

One of the greatest basketball rivalries in the NCAAB started when Duke and Syracuse met in the Elite Eight of the 1966 NCAA Tournament and the Blue Devils emerge as winners, 91-81. The crowds were unfamiliar as both teams were not part of the same league, but they cheered their hearts out nonetheless. Years after, the fire and passion of both sides did not fade as they both faced each other again when Syracuse transferred to ACC in the 2013-14 season, which then soon lead to one of the most sought-after rivalries in the NCAAB.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Syracuse Orange

Head Coach: Jim Boeheim

Team Mascot: Otto the Orange

Year Opened: 1980

Capacity: 35446

City / State: Syracuse / New York

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