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Syracuse basketball adds mid-week game vs. Northeastern to schedule (report) – syracuse.com

Syracuse, N.Y. ― The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team will host Northeastern on Wednesday, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim had said after the Orange’s win over Boston College on Saturday that he was hoping to add a game this week.

Northeastern is 0-1 this season after having several games canceled due to Covid. The Huskies’ only game was a 94-79 loss to Massachusetts on Friday.

Northeastern had been scheduled to play Bryant on Wednesday. However, the Northeast Conference; of which Bryant is a member, is playing only conference games.

Bryant is now hosting Wagner on both Wednesday and Thursday, which means that Northeastern appears to be looking for a new opponent on Wednesday.

Syracuse (4-1) lost several non-conference games from its original schedule when the NCAA pushed back the start of the season and reduced the number of games.

Teams can play either 25 or 27 games, depending on whether they participate in a multi-team event. Syracuse had put together an MTE with Binghamton and Niagara, but Binghamton’s basketball program went on pause.

The Orange currently has 26 games on its schedule.

The best window for Syracuse to add a game is this week. The Orange has an open week until hosting Buffalo next Saturday.

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Mike Waters is a reporter for the Syracuse Post-Standard and syracuse.com. Got a comment or idea for a story? He can be reached via email at mwaters@syracuse.com.

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