After winning 25 games in a row to open their season, the Syracuse Orange finally fell last Wednesday after a very surprising loss at home to Boston College. Three days later, the Orange suffered another defeat, this one at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils. Suddenly, a match-up that just a week ago seemed like it could bring the No. 1 team in the country to Comcast Center has taken a slightly different turn.
The 15-12 Terps will nonetheless face a big test in No. 4/5 Syracuse, but Maryland is hoping it can catch them at the right time. Not only are the Orange in the unfamiliar position of struggling, but this will be 'Cuse's third game in six days, and they have to go from playing in Durham on Saturday to playing in a sold-out Comcast Center.
For some pre-game reading, check out John's game preview where he sizes up the Orange, find out how to watch the game via Ben or read about what 'Cuse fans think in Alex's Shot Clock. And if you haven't yet, check out one of Todd's favorite ACC memories.
Also be sure to check out the staff roundtable for game predictions and more.
Now, let's hear your predictions. Do the Terrapins pull off the upset and send the Orange onto a three-game losing streak? Or does Syracuse right the ship?