Ultimate showdown

Jim Boeheim slowed as he pedaled the stationary bicycle, his mind racing back more than three decades. “It was the premier rivalry during the history of the Big East,” Boeheim said while contemplating the end of an era. He was talking about Georgetown-Syracuse, a rivalry unmatched in its heyday in the 1980s when the Big East was in its infancy. A rivalry that will have a different feel after this season when Syracuse leaves to join the ACC. “It’s not the same when you’re not in the same league,” Boeheim said. “It will never be the same.” They meet for the final time in the Carrier Dome as conference members today ( 1 p.m., CBS). – AP


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