Best Bets: Syracuse Orange on a roll

— Syracuse University’s nationally ranked men’s basketball team hosts the Marquette Golden Eagles at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Carrier Dome. Saturday’s game will be telecast by The Big East Network/SNY.

Coach Jim Boeheim’s team visits Philadelphia to take on Villanova Wildcats at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in a game to be broadcast by ESPN2. Then they return to the Dome at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, to tip off against the Providence Friars.

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

Music: Jazz on the Hill Fridays

Sitrus on the Hill, the recently renovated lounge at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, is hosting a series called Jazz @ Sitrus featuring the region’s favorite artists, touring musicians and new faces on the scene.

Presented by CNY Jazz Central, all shows will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on selected Fridays: Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb, 3, 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.

Doors tribute at Dino

The local rock band, The Barn Dogs, will play a tribute to Jim Morrison and the Doors at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at downtown’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

The Mike Delaney Trio performs there at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, followed by the Reissues at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.

The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is at 246 W. Willow St., at the corner of North Franklin Street. Admission is free; 476-4937.

Blues brunch Sundays

No matter how much fun you had on Saturday night, there’s plenty more to be had on Sunday morning. If you harbor any doubts, and especially if your head’s pounding after Saturday’s nocturnal revels, check out the bayou-inspired brunches at the Empire Brewing Co., 120 Walton St., in Armory Square, downtown. Admission is free.

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