Syracuse and Virginia are playing live on Saturday in the ACC and the college basketball game for the Orange and the Cavaliers could help decide the conference and comes after SU was undefeated through most of the season and now they are looking to lick things up withing the Atlantic Coast Conference and the game starts up at 4 pm ET from John Paul Jones Arena and is streaming on WatchESPN from TV on ESPN.
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Syracuse has been one of the best teams in the nation this season and they were undefeated before a loss against Boston College and that came before a loss against Duke. The team is ranked fourth in the nation and they have gone 26-2 this season and they are looking to try and knock off Virginia and they are 15-1 in the conference this season and will lock up the regular season conference title with a win on Saturday. Syracuse comes into the game after a close win against Maryland on the road and then they will play against Georgia Tech before finishing the season against Florida State.
The team has lost two of the past three games and they have three left on the schedule, including the one against Virginia and they should be one the favorites for the conference and the NCAA tournament. The team has had some close calls this season and they won a game against Duke in overtime earlier in the season and they have wins over ranked teams in Duke, Pittsburgh as well as Baylor and that came earlier in the season and they also won a top 10 game against Villanova.
Syracuse is coming into the game with CJ Fair leading the team in scoring with 16 points per game and he is also second on the team in rebounding, while Tyler Ennis is leading the team in assists per game and he also is averaging over two steals per game. Virginia is first in the conference standings ahead of Syracuse by a game and a half and this will help decide things and they are three games ahead of Duke and north Carolina is next in the standings and they are the ranked teams in the conference.
Virginia comes into the game after a win against Miami and they next play against Maryland on the road after hosting Syracuse and they come into the game scoring 65 points per game. The team comes in averaging 54 points allowed per game and that is ranked first in the nation and that gives Syracuse a tough matchup and they are in the top 10 as well in defense with 58 point allowed per game, while they are ranked 16th with eight steals per game.