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Syracuse poised to take attendance crown

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07:36 AM ET 01.16 | Old rivals clash this weekend, and, with Syracuse surging and Pittsburgh in town, ticket sales have been brisk this week at the Carrier Dome. SU lured 32,121 to the Dome for last weekend's North Carolina game. It has already sold out the Duke game on Feb. 1. The Orange, through 11 home games, is averaging 24,566 fans in the Carrier Dome. "I look at that as our baseline," [Joe Giansante, the SU athletic department's Chief Communications Officer,] said. "Let's see how many games we can push into the 30s." ... The Orange, at 17-0, is also pursuing a different goal this season. Kentucky, the college basketball attendance leader in 17 of the last 18 seasons, appears to be comparatively withering this season while Syracuse blooms. Kentucky is averaging 22,485 for its 10 home games in Rupp Arena.

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January 16, 2014  07:37 AM ET

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January 16, 2014  08:24 AM ET
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Says the biased Ohio State fan.

January 16, 2014  08:45 AM ET
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LOL... this team can do it.

Not many teams in college basketball can find a way to win against quality teams when they only shoot 40% from the floor. Second, their last game again Boston College saw them give up a near 50% behind the arc, which is know as the great equalizer, and they still won.

They were more talented last year, but this is a better team. It's going to take some one like Michigan last year hitting threes from near halfcourt to knock them off because no one has the goods.

The only scary matchups for Cuse this year is Kansas or Michigan St.

January 16, 2014  08:59 AM ET

Pitt is always a scary matchup. Can't wait for the Dookies in 2 weeks!

January 16, 2014  09:15 AM ET
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Pitt is always a scary matchup. Can't wait for the Dookies in 2 weeks!

Dookies will eat you alive.

January 16, 2014  09:17 AM ET

Attendance title will stay where it belongs, season is not over yet dude!

 
January 16, 2014  01:03 PM ET
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