Syracuse, as previously reported, will open the 2015-16 season on November 13th vs. Lehigh. For the first time in a long time, Syracuse will have a difficult non-conference schedule. Not to say past years haven’t been tough, but they don’t compare to this season.
The Orange will travel to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, which is held the week of Thanksgiving. The opening round game will be against Charlotte, with potential games vs. UConn, Michigan or Gonzaga, among others. Syracuse will then return home on December 2nd to host Wisconsin in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Just three days later, SU travels to Georgetown to take on the Hoyas, who will be a preseason top-15 team.
After that tough stretch, Syracuse will host Colgate on that Tuesday (Dec. 8), before traveling to Madison Square Garden for a matchup with St. John’s. Cornell, Montana State and Texas Southern will wrap up the non-conference schedule before Syracuse enters ACC play.
Coach Boeheim has been suspended the first 9 ACC games, meaning he’ll miss most of the month of January. The head coach-in-waiting, Mike Hopkins, will face Pittsburgh, Miami, Clemson, North Carolina, Boston College, Wake Forest, Duke, Virginia and Notre Dame. Coach Boeheim’s first game back will be Saturday, January 30th vs. Georgia Tech.
Even if coach Boeheim wins the appeal, he will still sit out in-game coaching. He said in a press conference he would like to coach in practice and donate his salary to charities, not including his own.
Syracuse will appear on ESPN’s “Big Monday” twice, both on the road. The first game will be January 18th at Duke, and the second will be February 29th at North Carolina.
The 63rd ACC Tournament will be held March 8-12 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
Complete schedule in the link below.