Syracuse, Georgetown will renew basketball rivalry

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Syracuse, Georgetown will renew basketball rivalry

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM EDT

Syracuse, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Long-time BIG EAST rivals, Syracuse and Georgetown, will renew their men's basketball rivalry starting with the 2015-16 season.

The schools announced a four-year home-and-home series, which begins with a game at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. during the '15-'16 season.

Georgetown will return to the Carrier Dome the following season.

The two institutions have not played since Syracuse made the move to join the Atlantic Coast Conference following the 2012-13 school year. The Hoyas now compete in the newly-configured BIG EAST Conference.

“In the early days of the BIG EAST Conference, the Syracuse-Georgetown matchup quickly developed into one of college basketball’s best rivalries,” said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim in a statement. “The games in that series have been played at a remarkably high level over the years. We’re looking forward to the challenge of playing Georgetown again.”

“Georgetown against Syracuse is one of the great rivalries in college basketball,” Thompson said. “From the days when my father was coaching against Coach (Jim) Boeheim to our most recent games, this is one of those games that generates passion from both sides.”

The teams have met 90 times in program history, with Syracuse leading the head-to-head series, 49-41.

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