Overcoming all sorts of adversity has been the norm for the Syracuse Orange of late.
Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.
Nik Stauskas was on-fire as the freshman hit six 3-pointers as Michigan routed Florida. The Wolverines are on to the Final Four and will face Syracuse.
Syracuse held Marquette to just 39 points as the Orange advanced into the Final Four.
The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.
C.J. Fair scored 18 points, James Southerland added 14 and the fourth-seeded Orange survived a second-half drought of more than 12 minutes without a field goal to beat No. 12 seed California 66-60 on Saturday night in the NCAA tournament.
Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations, mostly in its basketball program, for at least a year, according to two reports.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
It takes a heavy library of new and oldschool jams to keep today’s college basketball players motivated. Check out what and who these players listen to while getting pumped before a big game.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
You know the drill. When you look at the NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket, you’re always looking for this year’s Cinderella. Often, you’re blessed with more than one mid-major team that comes from nowhere to the Sweet 16 and beyond.
Pat Kennedy, former Towson coach and current analyst for ESPN, joined The Norris & Davis Show to talk about the Terps’ meltdown Tuesday night against Illinois. He also gave his thoughts on Syracuse & their alleged child sex scandal.