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No. 6 Villanova @ Syracuse

Current Records: Villanova 6-2; Syracuse 5-3

What to Know

The Syracuse Orange will take on the #6 Villanova Wildcats at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The Orange aren't expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn't stop them last game, maybe the team has another upset up their sleeve.

The Florida State Seminoles typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday 'Cuse proved too difficult a challenge. 'Cuse narrowly escaped with a win as the squad sidled past the Seminoles 63-60. Four players on 'Cuse scored in the double digits: guard Joseph Girard III (16), forward Cole Swider (16), forward Jimmy Boeheim (13), and center Jesse Edwards (11).

Meanwhile, Villanova took their game against the Saint Joseph's Hawks this past Saturday by a conclusive 81-52 score. Villanova's guard Collin Gillespie did his thing and shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points.

The Orange are expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Colgate Raiders Nov. 20 easily too and instead slipped up with a 100-85. In other words, don't count the Wildcats out just yet.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden -- New York, New York
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Wildcats are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Orange, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.

Injury Report for Syracuse

  • Bourama Sidibe: Out (Knee)
  • Niko Ruffin: Game-Time Decision (Lower Leg)

Injury Report for Villanova

  • Bryan Antoine: Game-Time Decision (Kneecap)