Welcome to yet another edition of SWRLU's famous pregame breakdowns. Tonight your orange march into the Joyce Center in South Bend for a meeting with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in a Big Monday showdown on ESPN. Here are your Starting Lineups along with a position by position breakdown of the Fighting Irish.
Syracuse(17-1, 4-1 Big East)
PG: (Fr.) Brandon Triche
SG:(Sr.) Andy Rautins
SF:(Jr.) Wesley Johnson
PF:(Jr.) Rick Jackson
C:(Sr.) Arinze Onuaku
Last time out: The orange overcame horrible officiating to avoid surrendering a double digit lead in morgantown to win 72-71 over the West Virginia Mountaineers in a game i unfortunately didnt see. (i was too busy running at manley field house and taking pictures of the sweet, sweet 2003 national championship trophy.) With contender west virginia out of the way, will the orange be able to complete the sweep on this 3 game road trip?
Notre Dame(14-4, 3-2 Big East)
PG:Tory Jackson-Solid point guard who creates opportunities for his teammates off the dribble. Not your prototypical scoring guard but is a valuable asset, particularly when getting the rock to a certain top scorer on this notre dame squad who will get mentioned later.
SG:Ben Hansbrough-Yet another Hansbrough for us to harass. Tyler's brother is a solid transfer guard with a great affinity for shooting the long ball. while not on the level of andy rautins, the orange need to know where he is at all times and get a hand in his face.
SF:Tim Abromaitis-Has physical attributes very similar to wes johnson. Can step back and drain the 3, play the post, and do essentially anything the team needs.
PF:Tyrone Nash-Shouldnt really be a problem for rick jackson tonight. still gets very good high percentage shots.
C:Luke Harangody-a fat pig who scores a lot. need i say more?
Syracuse takes ND to the woodshed and sweeps the road trip
Syracuse 87, ND 79