Duke has a serious challenge on its hands. Heading to the Carrier Dome to take on Syracuse on Saturday, one of the three schools who has defeated the Blue Devils this season, Duke will be without star freshman Zion Williamson, who is currently nursing a knee injury following Wednesday's matchup with North Carolina.
After their 16-point loss on Wednesday at the hands of the Tar Heels, the Blue Devils will be looking to recover while also avenging the 95-91 defeat they suffered at home against the Orange
How to Live Stream Duke vs Syracuse
The ACC showdown will be televised at 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday on ESPN. Links to the streams for the game can be found on Reddit's college basketball subreddit. The direct streams can be found behind this link.
A record crowd will provide college basketball's biggest stage.— Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) February 22, 2019
Syracuse vs. Duke. Tomorrow at 6 p.m. pic.twitter.com/YNr0X3xLKx
Syracuse is currently riding high after their huge 20-point victory over Louisville this week, and with the Orange currently tied for fourth in the ACC, every game counts. Sweeping the Blue Devils in the regular season would not only provide a huge morale boost, but it would also bolster their NCAA Tournament resume.
As for Duke, currently tied for first in the ACC with Virginia and North Carolina, a loss would be a huge blow to their quest for the conference's regular season crown. A two-game skid would be a nightmare for the Blue Devils, and the team will have to do everything in its power to avoid a loss to the Orange.
No. 1 Duke faces Syracuse later today on ESPN.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 23, 2019
The Blue Devils could be without Zion Williamson due to a right knee sprain suffered Wednesday.
Duke outscores its opponents by 13.1 more PPG when Williamson is on the court compared to when he is off. pic.twitter.com/mwENntuns2
With a lot on the line for both teams on Saturday, the game is a must-watch for any NCAA basketball fan.
The Orange have already proven they can take down Duke and they'll be hungry to prove that their first win wasn't a fluke, setting the stage for an intense Saturday night matchup.