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Aug 15, 2011
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Opponent Preview: What to know about No. 16 Illinois (DO; Alandt)

Syracuse is now on an early-season, two-game skid following a close loss to St. John’s and an emotionally charged, one-point loss to Bryant. The Bulldogs jumped out to an 11-point lead in the first half and held on despite efforts from Justin Taylor after Judah Mintz’s ejection. That was against Group of 5 opponents, and SU’s next opponent, No. 16 Illinois, provides its first real test of the season.

The Illini are rebounding from an early exit from the NCAA Tournament and are now without big man Kofi Cockburn. They’ve gotten off to a prolific start, downing nonconference opponents and falling only to then-No. 16 Virginia in a tight matchup on the road. They’re led by Terrence Shannon Jr., a Texas Tech transfer who’s averaging 20.3 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game. Illinois is the seventh-best team in the country in two-point shooting percentage and is firing 37.7% from deep. It faces off against the Orange for the first time since 1995.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Illini.

All-time series

Illinois leads 2-1.

Last time they played

Syracuse hasn’t faced off against Illinois in 27 years, when the Orange beat the Illini in the first game of the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii. A season that would end up with Syracuse falling to Kentucky in the 1996 National Championship game started with Syracuse winning its first 11 games of the season. Though Illinois came in with a .500 record, it held close to the Orange, ending the first half tied at 34-34. While neither team did particularly well from beyond the arc — SU finished at 23.1% and the Illini at 16.7% — Syracuse went 24-of-32 on free throws to seal the game in the second half.

Beat writers predict dominant win for No. 16 Illinois (DO; Staff)

Syracuse dropped to 3-3 with a home loss to Bryant last Saturday as the Bulldogs connected on a floater in the final seconds to escape the JMA Wireless Dome in a stunning win. Freshman point guard Judah Mintz was ejected in the first half, and fellow first-year Justin Taylor came off the bench, dropping a career-high 25 points in 26 minutes. Benny Williams, stricken with a sickness, played only nine minutes, and Mounir Hima, injured, didn’t play for the first time all season.

The Orange now travel west to face No. 16 Illinois in the final Atlantic Coast Conference-Big Ten Challenge. The Fighting Illini have gotten off to a 5-1 start, beating four teams ranked 268th or worse in KenPom’s rankings, and overcoming then-No. 8 UCLA by nine. Illinois lost to Virginia, 70-61, last Sunday in its only loss of the season.

Here’s what our beat writers think will happen when Syracuse travels to Illinois Tuesday night:

Anish Vasudevan (4-2)
No champagne in Champaign
Illinois 78, Syracuse 68

If Syracuse can’t beat a team that’s outside of the top 100, there’s no way it can beat one inside in the top 20. Illinois dominated in three straight easy nonconference matchups, including a key 79-70 win over UCLA. It will be hard for the Orange to stop Texas Tech transfer Terrence Shannon Jr., who’s shooting 47.1% from deep and averaging 20.3 points per game.

The Fighting Illini also have an average possession length of 15 seconds, per KenPom, which is 10th-best in the country. SU has shown its ability at times to force opponents like Richmond and Bryant into contested attempts late in shot clock, but not enough to prove the defense has improved. Justin Taylor and Chris Bell have emerged as other scoring options, but if Syracuse can’t defend early in the game, what Taylor and Bell contribute offensively won’t matter. If Joe Girard III has another cold night too, that will only dig a deeper hole for the Orange.

Three Keys & a Pick: No. 16 Illinois vs. Syracuse (; $; Piper)

Quick hits

  • Illinois is coming off a 92-59 win against Lindenwood last Friday. The Illini have won 14 of their last 15 nonconference home games, going back to December of 2019.
  • Tuesday marks the return of 'Stripe State Farm Center'. The Illini are asking fans in odd-numbered sections to wear orange and those in even-numbered sections to wear blue.
  • This will be the 24th and final year of the ACC/B1G Challenge. Illinois is 10-13 all-time in the Challenge.
  • The Illini have won their last two games in the Challenge. They won at No. 10 Duke in 2020 and defeated Notre Dame in Champaign last season.
  • Illinois is looking to win three straight in the Challenge for the first time since 2009-12.
  • The Illini are 2-3 in the Challenge under Brad Underwood.
  • Underwood is one win away from his 100th career victory at Illinois, which would make him the sixth coach in program history to reach that mark (Lou Henson, Harry Combes, Bruce Weber, Doug Mills & J. Craig Ruby).
  • Illinois is 2-1 all-time against Syracuse. The Orange won the last meeting 75-64 in the 1995 Honolulu Rainbow Classic.
  • Illinois' last win against Syracuse came in the Elite Eight of the 1989 NCAA tournament.
  • Syracuse is coming off a 73-72 loss to Bryant at home on Saturday. The Orange have also lost to St. John's and Colgate.
  • The Orange are 4-5 in the Challenge since joining the ACC in 2013.
  • Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim is the winningest active Division I coach with 1,001 career wins, which only trails Mike Krzyzewski (1,202) all time.
... (; AP)

Syracuse Orange (3-3) at Illinois Fighting Illini (5-1)
Champaign, Illinois; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL LINE: Illinois -12; over/under is 145

BOTTOM LINE: Syracuse visits the No. 16 Illinois Fighting Illini after Justin Taylor scored 25 points in Syracuse’s 73-72 loss to the Bryant Bulldogs.

The Fighting Illini have gone 4-0 at home. Illinois is fifth in the Big Ten with 36.7 points per game in the paint led by Dain Dainja averaging 11.0.

The Orange are 0-0 on the road. Syracuse ranks fifth in the ACC with 9.5 offensive rebounds per game led by Jesse Edwards averaging 3.5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Terrence Shannon Jr. is scoring 20.3 points per game and averaging 6.2 rebounds for the Fighting Illini. Jayden Epps is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers for Illinois.
Joseph Girard III averages 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Orange, scoring 15.7 points while shooting 36.0% from beyond the arc. Judah Mintz is averaging 16.2 points and 1.5 steals for Syracuse.

2022 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule, predictions: Michigan vs. Virginia, Syracuse vs. Illinois on tap Tuesday (; Boone)

The 2022 edition of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge is underway after it was announced Monday that this would be the last one. This year's series includes 14 games over a three-day span, spread out with two games Monday, six games Tuesday and six more games to close it out Wednesday.

Monday's two games were a nice sampler for the main course Tuesday and Wednesday.

In Monday's opener, Sean Pedulla scored 17 points and Justyn Mutts added 16 points as Virginia Tech defeated Minnesota 67-57. Pedulla was 8 for 13 for the Hokies (7-1) who are undefeated through five home games this season. Virginia Tech outrebounded Minnesota 42-27 and had 11 on offense.

Ta'lon Cooper and Pharrel Payne each had 13 points to lead Minnesota (4-2) and Ola-Joseph added 11 as the Gophers got 27 of their 57 points from their bench.

Minnesota opens the Big Ten season Sunday at No. 5 Purdue and Virginia Tech opens the ACC season Sunday when it plays host to No. 18 North Carolina.

The ACC took a 2-0 lead in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge when Pitt had an easy 87-58 road victory vs. Northwestern as Blake Hinson shot 4 for 5 from 3-point range and scored 22 points as the Panthers posted their highest-scoring game in the last two seasons.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Monday's Big Ten/ACC Challenge results

Virginia Tech 65, Minnesota 57 -- Recap
Pitt 87, Northwestern 58 -- Recap

Tuesday's Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule

Penn State at Clemson

7 p.m. | ESPNU and fuboTV (Try for free)

This is an even matchup between two teams so I'm just taking the home team and rolling with Clemson. The Tigers were 11-5 at home last season and this season they've looked pretty good on the whole even in its two losses to South Carolina and to Iowa. Expecting a knockdown, drag-out type game that sets Clemson up to play its own pace in front of its home crowd. . Pick: Clemson -1

MBB: New ACC/SEC Challenge (RX; HM)

MBB: New ACC/SEC Challenge


ESPN, @theACC & @SEC announce the formation of ACC/SEC men's & women's basketball challenges

14 #NCAAMBB games & 14 #NCAAWBB games to debut in the '23-'24 season
Each of the 28 games (30 starting in '25-'26) will be carried on an ESPN platform

ACC, SEC and ESPN Announce Future Men’s and Women’s Basketball Challenges
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) November 28, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022

Link: ACC, SEC and ESPN Announce Future Men’s and Women’s Basketball Challenges

ACC, SEC and ESPN Announce Future Men’s and Women’s Basketball Challenges
GREENSBORO, N.C. ( — The Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern Conference and ESPN today announced the formation of the ACC/SEC Challenge for men’s and women’s basketball, which will begin as part of the 2023-24 season.
ACC and SEC teams will square off as part of the annual Challenge – one in men’s basketball and one in women’s basketball. Each one of the 28 games (30 starting in 2025-26) will be carried on an ESPN platform and each conference will host an equal number of home games. Matchups and game times will be announced at a later date.
“The future ACC/SEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Challenges will be outstanding events for our student-athletes, member institutions and fans,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “The SEC, led by Greg Sankey, and our partners at ESPN have been terrific, and there’s great excitement for the first annual ACC/SEC Challenge next season. As part of this announcement, we’d like to acknowledge the Big Ten for its partnership on the ACC/B1G Challenge that spanned more than 20 years.”



These apartments on Legionnaire Drive in Cicero are part of the first phase of the Tocco Villaggio development. Homebuilders Joseph E. Alberici and Joseph G. Alberici are planning to build 208 apartments in the second phase of the development. (Rick Moriarty |

After yearslong pause, 208-apartment complex near Micron site is moving ahead (PS; $; Moriarty)

A 208-unit apartment complex that has been on pause for eight years is now moving forward just half a mile from where Micron Technology Inc. plans to build a $100 billion computer chip factory in Clay.

Tocco Villaggio III LLC, which is owned by homebuilders Joseph E. Alberici and Joseph G. Alberici, plans to build the apartments on Pareti Place, north of Route 31 near the Cicero town line. Their goal is to get it ready for tenants within two years -- about the time construction is expected to ramp up at Micron’s chipfab site.

The $57 million apartment complex will be the second phase of the Tocco Villaggio development. The first phase was built off nearby Legionnaire Drive, just over the town line in Cicero.

The second phase will consist of eight buildings containing one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 800 to 1,500 square feet, according to plans filed with the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency. J. Alberici & Sons Inc., the Alberici family’s homebuilding business, would be the general contractor.

Amenities will include a fitness center, a pool, a community room and kitchen, and walking trails.

The Albericis have applied to the county development agency for $3 million in sales tax and mortgage recording tax abatements.

Without the tax breaks, the apartments would not be constructed in a single phase because of rising interest rates and the cost of construction materials, they said. With the tax breaks, the project could be constructed immediately in a single phase and allow for tenancy in under two years, they said.

The project site is a vacant farm field that was rezoned for residential development by the Clay Town Board eight years ago. Financial considerations have slowed the development of the parcel, the builders said in their application.

However, they said Micron’s announcement last month that it has selected White Pine Commerce Park, just half a mile west on Route 31, for a $100 billion semiconductor fabrication plant is expected to drive up demand for new housing in the area.

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