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Best Bets: Syracuse Orange host Hoyas tonight

— One of the top 10 teams in the nation, Syracuse University’s mens basketball squad hosts the Georgetown Hoyas at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in a game to be broadcast by ESPN.

Jim Boeheim’s boys return to the Dome at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, to tip off against the University of Connecticut.

Ticket prices range from $76.45 to $123.35; 1-888-DOMETIX; suathletics.syr.edu.

WAER-FM 88.3 broadcasts all of SU’s basketball games. The pre-game show is “Countdown to Tip-off” and the wrap-up show is called “Double Overtime.”

Ice Hockey: Marlies and Amerks

The Syracuse Crunch, now coached by Trent Yawney, continues its 2011-12 American Hockey League season with two home games this weekend at downtown’s Onondaga County War Memorial, State and Harrison streets.

After facing off against the Toronto Marlies here at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, the Crunch host Thruway rivals the Rochester Americans at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

The Crunch is affiliated with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, while Toronto is top farm club of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Rochester squad is the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Ticket prices for home games range from $14 to $21; 473-4444.

Music: Trio swings Sitrus

Sitrus on the Hill, the recently renovated lounge at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, is hosting a Friday-evening series called Jazz @ Sitrus. Presented by CNY Jazz Central, all shows will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on selected Fridays. On Feb. 3 the featured performer will be the CNY Jazz Trio featuring Lorenzo.

Future Jazz @ Sitrus shows are slated for Feb. 17, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 1 and June 15.

The Sheraton University Hotel is located at 801 University Ave., on the SU Hill; admission is free; 475-3000.

‘Flashback’ at Palace

Local vocalist Jenni Larchar will feature tunes from the 1940s through the 1960s at an 8 p.m. cabaret show at the Palace Theater, 2384 James St., in Eastwood. Admission costs $10; 824-1420 palacetheater.org

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