Orange To Face Western Michigan on Thursday
The Syracuse Orange won't have far to travel this week when they take on Western Michigan in Buffalo, N.Y. in round 2 of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Tip off is scheduled for 2:45 PM.
Syracuse finished the season 27-5 after jumping out to a resounding 25-0. They were ranked No. 1 in the nation for several weeks and seemed to have the No. 1 seed locked in the NCAA tournament. However, the Orange lost four of its last six before falling to NC State in the ACC tournament. The Orange are the No. 3 seed in the South Region.
The Western Michigan Broncos won the MAC title over Toledo on Saturday to earn the automatic bid into the tournament. They finished with a 23-9, 14-4 MAC record.
The Orange made it to the Final Four last year losing to Michigan who ended up as runner-up in the tournament.
The winner of Thursday's game will take on the winner of the Ohio State/Dayton game on Saturday.