Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 12/24/13
Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Syracuse media Syracuse basketball is receiving a much-needed Christmas break before hosting undefeated #8 Villanova Saturday. Although the Orange has been very active ever since the late summer circuit around Canada, the team has only played two games in the past two weeks. The four-day holiday break is also longer. We look at the pros and cons of all the recent time off for the Orange and how it might affect their play. The Orange (11-0) has so far played very well. The schedule has included games against legitimate opponents (Indiana, California, Minnesota) and even a ranked team (#18 Baylor). The team also got a “true road win” under pressure against St. John’s. Usually most do not call a game at Madison Square Garden a good road win for the Orange, but Syracuse kept its composure against a surprisingly loud Johnnies crowd. Strong momentum heading into a break is always good for morale. The break comes at a great t...
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