Syracuse vs. Georgetown returns, starting with 2015-16 season

Georgetown vs. Syracuse, a longtime staple Big East series that disappeared in 2013-14 because of the Orange’s departure for the ACC, will renew in 2015-16 with the schools announcing a four-year, home-and-home series.

The Hoyas will host the Orange at Washington’s Verizon Center during the ’15-’16 and ’17-’18 campaigns, while Syracuse will host Georgetown in ’16-’17 and ’18-’19 at the Carrier Dome. Game dates have not been set.

"Georgetown against Syracuse is one of the great rivalries in college basketball," Hoyas coach John Thompson III said in a statement. "From the days when my father was coaching against Coach (Jim) Boeheim to our most recent games, this is one of those games that generates passion from both sides."

The Hoyas and Orange last played in March 2013, when Syracuse won 58-55 in the Big East tournament.

"Continuing this historically important rivalry has always been of the highest priority for us since our move to the ACC, and something I know our players, coaches, fans and the entire SU community are excited about," Syracuse AD Daryl Gross said in a statement. "When Syracuse and Georgetown go head-to-head — the history of the rivalry is unmatched — and the entire nation pays attention. Clearly our move to the ACC has been tremendous on all fronts, but sometimes you can have the best of both worlds — and this series fits that concept."

The teams have met 90 times, with Syracuse leading the series 49-41.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.