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Sweet 16 rematch pits SU against Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

10 months after meeting in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 round, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team will face the Indiana Hoosiers, this time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – 10 months after meeting in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 round, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team will face the Indiana Hoosiers, this time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Last year, SU advanced to the Elite 8 after rolling Indiana 61-50.

The Orange enter tonight’s game at the Carrier Dome ranked No.5 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll and No. 4 in the Associated Press poll, while the Hoosiers are ranked No. 23 in the coaches poll. They are not ranked in the Associated Press’ top 25.

SU is undefeated on the season with a 7-0 record.

Indiana has lost one game. The Hoosiers fell 59-58 against UConn at Madison Square Garden.

SU recently returned from claiming its third Maui Invitational. CJ Fair was named tournament MVP after averaging 18 points per game.

Jerami Grant had back-to-back 19-point games in Hawaii. He is averaging 14.2 points per game on the season.

Indiana is the second-highest scoring team in the Big Ten, averaging 86.4 points per game.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN and also online on ESPN3.

Locally, fans can follow the game on TK99 (99.5FM) and also ESPN Radio, 97.7.

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