Syracuse to face San Diego St. on USS Midway

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego State men’s basketball team and Syracuse have agreed to meet during 2012-13 campaign in the Battle on the Midway aboard the USS Midway Museum flight deck in San Diego. The inaugural event is set for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at 4 p.m. PT.

The two programs have been among the best in the nation over the last seven years having advanced to the postseason and winning at least 20 games in each of those campaigns. The Aztecs and the Orange have also appeared in the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years and won at least 25 games the last four seasons.

This past year both programs enjoyed a ton of success as both advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Orange posted a 34-3 record.

The schools have met only once before with Syracuse claiming a victory in the second round of the 2007 postseason NIT. That game set a NIT attendance record as 26,752 fans watched the game inside SU’s Carrier Dome and is the only meeting between Fisher and Jim Boeheim. In fact, the coaches are two of only 12 active head coaches to have won a national championship.

Television arrangements for the game will be announced at a later date as will ticket information.

Tickets for the game will be extremely limited and school allotments have yet to be determined.