From 2010 to 2016, Syracuse ranked between sixth and 20th nationally in defensive efficiency. Last season, the Orange took a big step back, finishing 119th and 9th in ACC play. It looks like this year's group could return to those elite-level numbers thanks to a ridiculous wealth of size
and length which are obvious keys when playing a 2-3 zone. Last week, Syracuse blocked six shots and outrebounded Cornell 54-36 in an easy 77-45 win. The Orange rolled out 6-8, 6-8 6-9, 6-10, and 7-2 in that contest. Things get a little tougher tonight with Iona headed to the Carrier Dome, though the Gaels’ tallest player checks in at 6-8. Syracuse is currently -10 chalk.