The Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry dates back to the 1929-30 season. Syracuse claimed a 40-18 victory in that first matchup with the Hoyas. At the time, no fan could have expected the pairing would develop into one of college basketball’s all-time great rivalries.
After a short break, the games resumed in 1937 and continued for seven straight years. The Orange and the Hoyas played twice in the 1950s, on four occasions in the 1960s and once in 1974 and again in 1979. At that stage, Syracuse had a respectable 11-6 advantage in the series.
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