Providence vs Syracuse
Few likely think Providence can threaten Syracuse's gaudy home win streak, but with the Friars on their biggest roll in nine years, they may present a bigger challenge than expected.
The eighth-ranked Orange look to extend the nation's longest active home winning streak to 38 games Wednesday night against Providence, which has won four in a row in Big East play for the first time since 2004 - the last time it reached the NCAA tournament.
The Orange (21-4, 9-3) return home after ending a three-game road skid with a 76-65 win over Seton Hall on Saturday. They'll hope their recent road shooting - 36.0 percent in the last four games - doesn't follow them to the Carrier Dome, where they're hitting 47.0 percent of their shots.
Providence looks to run and gun against Syacuse as often as possible.
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Providence +12 over Syracuse