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It's been HOW LONG since St. John's defeated Syracuse upstate?!

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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Saturday, December 6th, 2014
When: 5:15 PM Eastern
St. John's (5-1) vs Syracuse Orange (5-2)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 44 | Syracuse: 16
Carrier Dome (Capacity: 35,012)
Where: Syracuse, NY
TV: ESPN 2 (Adam Amin and Shane Battier)
Radio: WMCA 570
Line: Syracuse, -7.5

Syracuse Orange logo

Is this the year that St. John's finally knocks off the Syracuse Orange, bringing some "rival" to this "rivalry"?

From the pregame:

St. John's and Syracuse will face off tonight for the second time as non-conference foes, as the 5-1 Red Storm travel upstate to the Carrier Dome to take on the 5-2 Orange. For St. John's, they'll look to pick up their first win at Syracuse since January 1999, when head coach Mike Jarvis and forward Ron Artest led the Johnnies to a 75-70 road victory over the Orange.

In fact, it's been seven years since the Red Storm have defeated Syracuse at all, a streak dating back to January 2007. Head coach Steve Lavin has yet to conquer the Orange so far since taking the job in 2010-11, going 0-5 in his first five meetings with Syracuse, including a 77-58 loss in his lone trip up to the Carrier Dome in February 2013.

So, this means a lot to St. John's in a tough environment.

What will we see today? What are your predictions? How will this game play out? Tell us in the comments before the game starts!

UPDATE: Obekpa block.