Syracuse Orange Men’s Basketball vs. Colgate: TV / broadcast, time, odds, history and more
Teams: Syracuse Orange (2-0, 0-0) vs. Colgate Raiders (2-2, 0-0)
Day and time: Saturday, November 20, 5 p.m. ET
Site: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Line: Syracuse continues its list of nonconformities with another double-digit favorite line, such as the Orange is DraftKings favorites -10.5 (odds / lines subject to change. Terms and conditions apply. See draftkings.com/sport bets for details).
Television / broadcast: ACC Extra Network, WatchESPN
Rivalry: 127-45, Syracuse
Current series: 54, Syracuse
First meeting: Syracuse and Colgate first met on January 15, 1902. Fun fact, that was when Jim Boeheim was in college. Syracuse won the first battle of the enemies of upstate New York, winning 33-8.
Last meeting: Buddy Boeheim shot 7-14 from the floor and 3-5 from three as he led all scorers with 17 points on November 13, 2019. Syracuse easily won 70-54 over the Raiders.
Head coaches: Syracuse – Jim Boeheim (46th grade, 1 085-409) | Colgate – Matt Langel (Grade 11, 155-155)
Coach biography: Langel played his college basketball at UPenn. The Quakers made two NCAA tournaments during his time there. After a short professional career, Langel returned to Penn as an assistant. In 2006, Penn’s head coach, Fran Dunphy, was hired by Temple, and Langel joined him on the trip through Philadelphia. Dunphy and Langel helped Temple compete in four NCAA tournaments from 2008-2011.
Langel joined Colgate in 2011 as the head coach of the program. After six straight losing seasons to start his career at Hamilton, Colgate has won at least 19 regular season games under Langel. He won three back-to-back Patriot League Coach of the Year awards from 2018-2020, the first conference coach to do so. Colgate has won two of the last three Patriot League tournaments in 2019 and 2021.
Last year: Colgate turned heads last season as, with a unique schedule, the Raiders occupied the top 10 in the RPI standings for most of the season. Colgate finished 14-2, 11-1 in conference, winning the Patriot League tournament. The Raiders were seeded 14 in the NCAA tournament, losing to three-seeded Arkansas in the first round.
Last match: After two losses, Colgate got back on track with a 97-50 victory over SUNY Poly. The Raiders shot 54.5% from the ground and 45.2% from three.
“Fear me, I killed hundreds of time lords”: Nelly Cummings was named to the Patriots League preseason squad this season, and he currently leads the Raiders with 16.8 points per game.
If Syracuse wins: He is one less New York enemy to fear.
If Syracuse loses: We will say it is a loss in the first quarter.
Fun fact: Syracuse and Colgate had faced each other 27 years in a row before last season, as the Raiders had only played one Patriot League schedule.