(Mitchell Layton)

Georgetown men’s basketball announced Tuesday that it has renewed its rivalry with hated rival Syracuse. The two teams have agreed to a four-year home-and-home series starting in the 2015-16 season, with the first game at Verizon Center.

“We’re excited to announce the renewal of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry,” Georgetown University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed said in a statement. “The reestablishment of this series is good for college basketball fans across the country. I know that our program and fans will be excited to have a game against Syracuse on our schedule This is something that both schools have worked very hard to have happen and we’re very happy to have this series continue.”

“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 Athletic Director Daryl Gross said. “When Syracuse and Georgetown go head-to-head – the history 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 series ended after the 2012-13 season when Syracuse jumped to the ACC. The Orange holds a 49-41 series lead.

Along with an oral history of the rivalry, here’s the Post documentary about the rivalry that we produced at that time.

Over the past 33 years, Georgetown and Syracuse have been one of the most contentious rivalries in college basketball, but as Syracuse prepares to leave the Big East conference for the ACC and Georgetown moves to the Catholic 7 next year, former players, coaches, journalists and alumni recall the history of the rivalry. (Jayne Orenstein/The Washington Post)