Villanova tonight will be a major test for the Orange. St. John’s will be the most winnable game left on the schedule, though no games in the Big East are ever easy. Based on how well this Orange team plays on the road, it’s possible the last game of the regular season at Louisville may be the easiest of the three games.
Syracuse could enter the NCAA tournament with a school record 32 wins, though that is unlikely. A win over Villanova tonight would lock up the Big East Regular Season title for the Orange, something they have not accomplished since 1999-2000, when they went 13-3 in conference, 26-6 overall.
They will have up to six more chances to win in the NCAA tournament. Potentially twelve games remain on the Orange’s basketball season. It will be great fun to watch and see how far they can go. As legendary Syracuse alumni Al Davis always said, ‘Just win, baby’.