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There aren't many teams across the nation that lost more talent than the Syracuse Orange, but Jim Boeheim reloads with a team that is ranked in the Top 25 in most preseason polls. Gone are CJ Fair, Tyler Ennis, and Jerami Grant, a trio that accounted for 62% of the offense a season ago. The good news is Boeheim has a number of talented, albeit unproven options.
I wanted to get to this a little sooner, but Pitt attended the ACC basketball media day this week. As JD mentioned, the Panthers finished sixth in the preseason poll, which, realistically, seems about right. Not only is the conference expected to be better than last season, but the team will be playing this year without their top two scorers in Lamar Patterson and Talib Zanna, who graduated. The third leading scorer, Cam Wright, is also recovering from an injury and expected to miss a significant amount of time.
Theoretically, the Coastal race could hardly be more wide-open; five out of seven teams have two losses, and the other two have one and three. The mood isn't one of a title race, though; blowing a game to a rival in way-too-familiar fashion will do that. Getting to a bowl game remains a plausible, if growing distant, goal, however. If the Hoos are to do that, this game is a must-win.