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Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry to resume in 2015

Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins, center, is defended by Syracuse's Baye Keita, right, and Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Big East Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo Photo:

Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins, center, is defended by Syracuse's Baye Keita, right, and Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Big East Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The Georgetown-Syracuse basketball rivalry is back.

The schools announced Tuesday they've reached agreement on a four-year, home-and-home series starting in 2015.

Georgetown will host the Orange at Verizon Center during the 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons, and the Hoyas will visit the Carrier Dome in 2016-17 and 2018-19. Specific dates have not been set.

The first game of the renewal will be the first regular-season matchup between the teams since the Hoyas beat the Orange, 61-39, at Verizon Center to clinch the 2012-13 Big East regular-season title.

The rivals went their separate ways when Syracuse joined the Atlantic Coast Conference last summer. The teams have met 90 times, with Syracuse leading the series 49-41.

The Orange won the most recent game between the teams, 58-55 in the 2013 Big East tournament.

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