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The Orange (18-2, 5-2 Big East) host Seton Hall (8-12, 2-6) fresh off two losses against the Big East elite. Syracuse lost to No. 4 Pittsburgh last Monday, 74-66, and then again on Saturday, 83-72 against No. 7 Villanova.
After starting the week 18-0, the No. 3 Orange has dropped its last two games against No. 4 Pittsburgh and No. 7 Villanova. That leads to the fairly logical conclusion that the Orange, while very good, are not among the elite.
The Orange will host Villanova (16-2, 4-1 Big East) on Saturday in what could be an NCAA record-breaking crowd. Last February, the Syracuse-Villanova game drew 34,616, which was an NCAA record for largest on-campus crowd to see a college basketball game.