A pair of early season undefeated teams will lockhorns in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Rutgers Athletic Center when No. 21 Rutgers and Syracuse battle on Tuesday night.
What: Syracuse (3-0) vs. No. 21 Rutgers (3-0)
Where: Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
When: Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EST
STORYLINE: No. 21 Rutgers comes into the this game on the back of a 70-56 win over Hofstra on November, 29, Syracuse easily beat Rider by 35 on Saturday. In that game, Alan Griffin and Joseph Girard III combined for 44 points, and the Orange buried 15 3-point shots inside an empty Carrier Dome.
FEATURED PLAYERS: Ron Harper Jr. has averaged 21 points and 7.7 rebounds to lead the way for Rutgers after three games, while Jacob Young is also a big facilitator, maintaining an average of 15.3 points, 5.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game for the Scarlet Knights. Fellow guard Montez Mathis is putting out 15.3 points 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.
FEATURED PLAYERS: For Syracuse, the team is being led by Quincy Guerrier, who is averaging a double-double with 16.3 points and 10.7 rebounds. The Orange can also look to Buddy Boeheim, who averages 21.0 points and 4.0 assists, as well as Alan Griffin, 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists.
Guerrier has connected on 40 percent of the five 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 2 of 5 over his last three games. He’s also converted 63.6 percent of his free throws this season.
As a team, Syracuse has connected on 10 three-pointers per game this season, which is second-most among ACC teams.
Rutgers has scored 84 points per game and allowed 64.7 over a three-game home winning streak.
The Orange are scoring 82.3 points per game and allowing 60.3. Their 46.3 rebounds per game is 12th best and the 20.7 assists per contest is currently ranked 19th in the country.
How To Watch Live
When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey
TV: ESPN2 | WatchESPN.com | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)