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Syracuse and Georgetown to resume rivalry in 2015-16

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The Georgetown-Syracuse men’s basketball rivalry is back. The universities reached an agreement on a four-year home-and-home series starting in 2015-16, on June 10.

Georgetown will host the first game of the series at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., during the 2015-16 season. The teams will alternate home games for the remainder of the contract. The game at the Verizon Center will mark the institutions first meeting since the Orange moved to the ACC following the 2012-2013 season. The Hoyas are now in the reconfigured Big East Conference.

"We're excited to announce the renewal of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry," Georgetown athletic director Lee Reed said in a press release. "The re-establishment of this series is good for college basketball fans across the country. I know that our program and fans will be excited to have a game against Syracuse on our schedule. This is something that both schools have worked very hard to have happen, and we're very happy to have this series continue."

Georgetown and Syracuse were two of the original members of The BIG EAST Conference that first competed in the 1979-80 campaign. The teams met for the first time in 1929-30 and all but 17 of the 90 games in the series came while the programs were affiliated with The BIG EAST.

Syracuse leads the all-time series 49-41. Orange head coach Jim Boeheim has been present in all but 16 of the 90 games and has a 38-36 record versus the Hoyas. Boeheim is 10-7 when coaching against John Thompson III.



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