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Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about Ole Miss matchup

Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo Editor

John Gillon didn't play well in the last game, according to Jim Boeheim. He'll look to bounce back against Ole Miss.

No. 1 seed Syracuse (19-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 5 seed Mississippi (21-13, 10-8 Southeastern) in the National Invitation Tournament’s Round of 16 on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. The winner of the game will face the winner of Georgia Tech and Belmont in the quarterfinals.

Here are answers to your most pressing game day questions.

How can you watch the game? The game will be broadcast on ESPN. Here are channel listings based on provider in the Syracuse area.

  • Time Warner: 300 or 24 for non-digital subscribers
    • DirecTV: 206
    • Verizon Fios: 570 (high-definition) or 70 (standard-definition)
    • Dish Network: 140
    • New Visions: 757 (high-definition) or 70 (standard-definition)

How does Jim Boeheim feel about the NIT’s experimental rules? The Syracuse head coach said the rules make no sense.

How has Tyus Battle matured? Throughout the year, Battle’s developed his offensive game and it’s come to a head of late.

How has Tyler Lydon’s game evolved? His scoring has stagnated while his rebounding improves.

What do our beat writers predict? They don’t all agree on their picks.

Anything else to know about Mississippi? Here’s a preview of the Rebels.


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