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"But after Saturday, one of the most bitter, hotly contested rivalries will go the way of the two-handed set shot, at least in terms of stakes and intensity. Syracuse can play ACC classics against Carolina or Duke. Georgetown can have revamped Big East barnburners with Butler or Xavier. But it won't be the same. Because the Orange can't hate Duke the way they despise Georgetown. The Hoyas will never detest Butler the way they loathe Syracuse. There's not enough history there for a proper amount of disdain. That's the price of so-called progress."
-- ESPN’s Rece Davis on the end of the 30-year-old Georgetown/Syracuse rivalry. The Big East version of basketball combat comes to a close on Saturday.
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