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Schedule News: Georgetown at Syracuse on Saturday, December 8th

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NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Georgetown Art Pittman-USA TODAY Sports

Georgetown and Syracuse will renew their rivalry on Saturday, December 8th, per Syracuse.com.

The two former Big East rivals will meet at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Dec. 8, according to a source familiar with both schools’ schedules.

A start time and television information is not yet available, although the game is not likely to be on any of the Fox channels, which are home to most Big East telecasts, since the game is at Syracuse.

This will be the first time that former Georgetown great Patrick Ewing returns to the Carrier Dome as the coach of his alma mater. Ewing took over as the Hoyas coach prior to the 2017-18 season.

The game will mark the 94th meeting between the two schools. Syracuse leads the all-time series 50-43, but the Hoyas head the head to head since the Orange left the Big East 2-1. Last year, the Orange defeated the Hoyas 86-79 in overtime at in DC.

This is the last game of the 4 game home and home between the two schools. No word yet as to whether the series will continue past next season.

Press release:

Georgetown to Play at Syracuse on December 8

WASHINGTON –The Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team will play at Syracuse on December 8 during the 2018-19 season. This is in conjunction with the four-year home-and-home series that began in the 2015-16 season.

This will be the 94th meeting overall between the Orange and the Hoyas with Syracuse leading the series 50-43. The Hoyas have won four of the last six meetings and six of the last 10. Last year, Syracuse won in overtime, 86-79, on December 16, 2017 at the Capital One Arena. Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) led the Hoyas with a team-high 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks. Jagan Mosely (Marlboro, N.J./St. Anthony) came off the bench to contribute 20 points, tying a career high, to go along with five boards, three assists and two steals.

“There is nothing like the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry,” said Head Coach Patrick Ewing. “Our game last year continued the tradition of being a heated battle with two great programs wanting to win.”

The first meeting between the Hoyas and the Orange was on February 15, 1930.