The 2012-13 Syracuse Orange men's basketball schedule was official released Wednesday, as the Big East Conference announced this year's slate of games. The release of Big East schedule means Syracuse learned who, when and where it will play during its final season in the league.
Last season, Syracuse compiled a program best 17-1 conference record on its way to a 10th league crown. The Orange are expected, again, to be one of the favorites to win the Big East.
Overall, Orange fans will be able to view many games on national television as 16 games will be televised by either CBS, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Below is Syracuse's official schedule with home games listed in bold, road games in regular font.
Nov. 1: vs. Pace University
No. 4: vs. Bloomsburg University
Nov. 9: at San Diego St. Aztecs (Battle of the Midway), 7 p.m. on Fox Sports-S.D.
Nov. 18: vs. Wagner Seahawks, TBD
Nov. 21: vs. Princeton Tigers, TBD
Nov. 25: vs. Colgate Raiders, TBD
Nov. 30: at Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC-Big East Challenge), 8:30 p.m. on ESPN
Dec. 3: vs. Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. on ESPNU
Dec. 6: vs. Long Beach St. 49ers, 8 p.m. on ESPN2
Dec. 8: vs. Monmouth Hawks, TBD
*Dec. 22: vs. Temple Owls (Gotham Classic at MSG), 12 p.m. on ESPN2
Dec. 31: vs. Central Connecticut State, TBD
(*Still to be announced is the three Syracuse home games in the Gotham Classic.)
Jan. 2: vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights, TBD on Big East Network
Jan. 6: at South Florida Bulls, TBD on BEN
Jan. 9: at Providence Friars, TBD on BEN
Jan. 12: vs. Villanova Wildcats, TBD on BEN
Jan. 19: at Louisville Cardinals, 4 p.m. on ESPN
Jan. 21: vs. Cincinnati Bearcats, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
Jan. 26: at Villanova Wildcats, 11 a.m. on ESPNU
Feb. 2: at Pittsburgh Panthers, 12 p.m. on ESPN
Feb. 4: vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 7 p.m. on ESPN
Feb. 10: vs. St. John's Red Storm, 1 p.m. on ESPN
Feb. 13: at UConn Huskies, 7 p.m. on ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 16: at Seton Hall Pirates, TBD on BEN
Feb. 20: vs. Providence Friars, 7 p.m. on ESPN2
Feb. 23: vs. Georgetown Hoyas, 4 p.m. on CBS
Feb. 25: at Marquette Golden Eagles, 7 p.m. on ESPN
March 2: vs. Louisville Cardinals, 12 p.m. on CBS
March 6: vs. DePaul Blue Demons, TBD on BEN