Basketball fans can expect an ACC extravaganza on January 2nd when the Syracuse Orange play the Duke Blue Devils in a game that should provide plenty of action and thrills on the floor. The Blue Devils have prevailed in the previous 8 encounters and hold a 15-6 advantage over the all-time history involving the two teams.
The Duke Blue Devils, who are among the NCAA’s Blue Bloods, have a record of 9-3 overall, 7-1 at home, along with a 4-game winning streak, which included a 78-70 victory against the Baylor Bears. The Blue Devils scored a lot of runs in the Baylor game, but the Bears always rallied, and in the end, Duke broke the 61-all tie with a 14-1 run later in the contest to secure the win. Kyle Fillpowski, a sophomore center who is 7-0, led the squad in scoring with 13 points alongside 10 rebounds, recording a double-double. The Blue Devils’ returning starter has scored 18 points so far this season. Together with Filipowski, the squad returned four starters from the previous campaign and boasts four double-digit scorers, which helped them finish 33rd overall with 83.3 points per match.
In his first season leading the Syracuse basketball team, Adrian Autry amassed an amazing 10-3 record and led the Orange to a 5-game winning run that included victories over the Oregon Ducks and the Pitt Panthers, who were defeated 81-73 in their most recent game. Guard Quadir Copeland, a sophomore who stands 6 feet 6 inches tall, nearly recorded a double-double with 9 boards in that contest despite scoring a career-high 22 points. For the third straight game, the bench contributed over 44 points as well. The Orange surrender 70.4 points per game while scoring 78.4 points on 45.8% shooting. Guards JJ Starling, a transfer from Notre Dame, and returning starter Judah Mintz top the team in scoring with 11.8 points and 19.2, respectively.
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Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils Game Information
- Date: 01/02/2024
- Time: 09:00 PM ET
- Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC.
- How to Watch Syracuse vs Duke: FS1
- Live Stream: CBS.com