Syracuse students agree: This game is big time before the Big East. Much like Syracuse, Florida is better than you might expect. They lost their star player to the draft in the off season, but that doesn't mean that they don't have playmakers. Vernon Macklin, a center/forward combo, averages 11.3ppg and 5.9rpg. He has quality moves down low, and can body defenders. However, I do not know why anyone is saying this should be a close game. The numbers don't back that up. Florida is 8-0 but have not played a ranked team. They manhandled the likes of Rutgers, Troy, and Stetson but their margin of victories are not as large as Syracuse, nor do they score even remotely the number of points. Also, who couldn't manhandle those teams. Syracuse averages 90.4ppg, while Florida only drops 75.8....

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