It is so nice to have college basketball back. With the MLB season over, and the NFL taking place mainly on one day of the week, sports fans need a change of pace from the NHL and NBA sometimes. That is where NCAA men’s basketball comes in, and it just so happens Tuesday night will have plenty of action. While Madison Square Garden will be at the center of attention for college hoops fans with the State Farm Champions Classic taking place (Kentucky vs Michigan State and Duke vs Kansas), there are plenty of other noteworthy games taking place as well. It is a slate filled with ranked teams playing, and one of those contests that features number 18 Syracuse Orange hosting the Holy Cross Crusaders.
Holy Cross opened their season on the road and suffered a loss to South Carolina. Now they will head to the Carrier Dome in upstate New York in a game they are not expected to win. A 49 point showing against the Gamecocks did not instill a lot of confidence in the team’s fanbase. They were dominated on the glass in that one, as South Carolina won the rebound category 32 to 16.
This season will bring some hope to Syracuse fans. Jim Boeheim’s club opened their year with an 83-55 victory over the Colgate Raiders. Colgate was ice cold shooting the ball, while the Orange shot nearly 55 percent from the floor, and 35 percent from behind the arc. The team saw four players score in double digits, with Senior forward Tyler Roberson leading the way with 18. Sophmore guard Frank Howard established himself as a name to watch, as he scored 11 points, dished out nine assists, pulled in four rebounds and created four steals in his 22 minutes on the floor.
So while everyone has their attention on MSG and the State Farm Champions Classic, do not forget about the huge slate of college basketball games on the docket on Tuesday. There are plenty of interesting games to tune into, and this is certainly one of them. Just because a game does not feature two powerhouse teams does not mean it is not worth watching, as this game is certainly to be worth the watch, especially since Syracuse could be bound for the NCAA Tournament this season.
Here is where you can watch the Holy Cross Crusaders vs the Syracuse Orange live stream on Tuesday night.
Date: Tuesday, November 15
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Live Stream TV: WatchESPN