Georgetown and Syracuse to renew rivalry

Tuesday June 10th, 2014

 (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)Syracuse and Georgetown will restore their famed rivalry during the 2015 season. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Georgetown and Syracuse will restore their basketball rivalry, playing in a four-year home-and-home series that will begin in 2015, the schools announced Tuesday.

Georgetown will host Syracuse at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., during the 2015-16 season and the Hoyas will make a trip to Syracuse the following season.

The schools ended their rivalry in 2013 when Syracuse became a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and Georgetown stayed in the basketball-only Big East. While the two were in the old Big East Conference, Georgetown won seven conference tournament titles, and Syracuse won five.

Syracuse leads the all-time series, 49-41, with the Hoyas winning four of the past seven contests. The teams last played in March 2013, a 58-55 overtime victory by Syracuse in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.

"We're excited to announce the renewal of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry," Georgetown University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed said. "The reestablishment of this series is good for college basketball fans across the country. I know that our program and fans will be excited to have a game against Syracuse on our schedule This is something that both schools have worked very hard to have happen and we're very happy to have this series continue."

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