The Boeheim family from left, Juli, Jimmy, Jim, Buddy, and Jamie following Syracuse vs. Cornell at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, Saturday December 1, 2018. Scott Schild | [email protected] Scott Schild | [email protected]
Syracuse, N.Y. — It will be a Boeheim family affair when the Syracuse University mens basketball team faces Cornell during the 2019-20 season.
Syracuse will host its longtime Upstate New York rival on Nov. 20, 2019, according to a release from the university. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
The Syracuse-Cornell game will pit Syracuse sophomore Buddy Boeheim against his brother, Jimmy, who will be a junior at Cornell. Of course, Buddy and Jimmys father, Jim, will be in his 44th year as Syracuses head coach.
Last season, Syracuse beat Cornell 63-55. Buddy Boeheim scored three points in the Oranges win, while Jimmy had nine points, six rebounds and four assists for the Big Red.
Syracuse leads the all-time series with Cornell 93-31 with the Big Reds last win in the series coming in the 1968-69 season.
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Share Share Syracuse mens basketball will host Cornell on November 20 tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports While its tough to predict every team that appears on the Syracuse Orange mens basketball schedule each year, some opponents seem more guaranteed than others. One of those near-guaranteed foes would be the Cornell Big Red — especially lately given the fact that Jim Boeheims son, Jimmy, plays for Cornell.
Syracuse is 93-31 all-time against the Big Red, taking 39 straight games dating back to 1969. While they havent faced off EVERY year, its been an annual series since 2013. The Orange beat Cornell at the Dome last season in a 63-55 game that was way too close for comfort. It was the first of these matchups to feature three Boeheims, as Buddy was a freshman for SU last year.
With the addition of Cornell, heres where that leaves the Orange non-conference schedule as of right now:
November 27: One of Ole Miss Rebels / Penn State Nittany Lions / Oklahoma State Cowboys in NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn)
November 29: One of Ole Miss Rebels / Penn State Nittany Lions / Oklahoma State Cowboys in NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn)
With just 11 non-conference games this year, thats already seven accounted for in one way or another above. Additionally, Syracuse will tip off the 2019 schedule on the ACC Network against the defending champs (woof) Virginia Cavaliers.