Waters: Syracuse basketball ‘can make hay’ in the ACC in 2019-20

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Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters calls in to break down the 2019-20 Syracuse basketball season with host Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.tv. TJO editor in chief Brad Bierman then calls in to chat about the football team’s win over Western Michigan.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wesley Cheng: How do you see the rest of the season playing out? Can Syracuse replicate some of the success they had last year?

Mike Waters: I think they’re a bubble team. I see them inching their way in. The earlier part of the season is going to be vitally important. This is a young team that lost four starters from last year’s team. They’re young and inexperienced and they have a tough early schedule starting off with Virginia, the national champion. But I still think if they can do well enough in the early part of the season, I think this team can make hay in the ACC. Once you get past the first four ACC teams in the top tier, Syracuse is going to have to make sure they’re in the next two or three teams in order to get a bid. The schedule plays out in their favor. I have them going 10-10 or 11-9 in the ACC and making the tournament if they can keep their head above water in the beginning of the year.

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Rundown:

1. Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters calls in
2. Healthy Bourama Sidibe
3. Improvement from Jalen Carey
4. Can Joe Girard make the rotation?
5. How will Syracuse do in 2019-20?
6. TJO Editor in Chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Win over Western Michigan
8. Look forward to Holy Cross
9. Closing thoughts and wrap up

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.