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There are 16 “Round of 32″ games on Saturday and Sunday as the most exciting weekend of the sports calendar continues. As we always do every March here at MSF, we try to cover you with previews, informed and reasoned predictions, and pertinent viewing info as soon as we can get it posted.
In this post, we preview the East Region’s second round matchup between #1 seed and still Fab Melo-less Syracuse and Frank Martin’s Kansas State Wildcats.
Syracuse-Kansas State Game Info
Seeds & Region: #1 Syracuse v #8 Kansas State in East Region
Syracuse-Kansas State Date: Saturday, 3/17
Syracuse-Kansas State Tip Time: TBA
Syracuse-Kansas State Location: Pittsburgh
Syracuse-Kansas State TV: TBA
Syracuse-Kansas State Announcers: Kevin Harlan and Len Elmore
Syracuse-Kansas State Point Spread: TBA
Tickets: Syracuse-Kansas State Tickets
Tickets: East Regional Tickets in Boston
Syracuse-Kansas State Analysis and Prediction
The matchup that became America’s favorite upset following the suspens...
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When is does a #1 seeded team bust up brackets? That is what the Syracuse Orange are starting to do after defeating Kansas State in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.
Many people wanted to leave Jim Boheim’s team for dead after it was announced earlier in the week that 7ft center Fab Melo had been ruled ineligible to play in this years NCAA Tournament. The Orange’s National...
We all remember Larry Eustachy, right? He’s the former Iowa State coach who liked to party and drink a little too much. The partying and drinking eventually got him canned and he dropped off the radar to get himself together.Now he’s back as the leader of the Southern Miss team that has played its way into a 9 seed in the East region. The same region that Syracuse is a #1 seed...
Fab Melo averaged 25.4 minutes, 7.8 points, and 5.8 rebounds with Syracuse this season.
9) Depth- If there was one team in the tournament who could afford to lose a player of Melo’s stature it’s Syracuse. This team has 7-8 guys that can arguably start on any Big East team. While the combination of Baye Moussa-Keita and Rakeem Christmas is a downgrade from Melo, they still have the talent to step in and get the job done.
8) The effect of the 2-3 zone- Preparing against...
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim expressed disappointment Wednesday at losing center Fab Melo for the NCAA Tournament because of his academic ineligibility.
As the top-seeded Orange prepare to take on UNC-Asheville Thursday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh, Boeheim refused to address the specifics of Melo's academic situation, but said he does not...
Today Syracuse reaffirmed that Fab Melo's entire body is still ineligible to play in the NCAA's -- joining his left arm which was declared out weeks ago.NY Post/ReutersTo see how posts like this are done correctly - read the Sports Hernia.
It's been a season of problems for Syracuse.
But now, the controversial Orange finally face one that could very well derail a season that has produced the best record of Jim Boeheim's 36 years as their coach.
Because with East Region No. 1 seed Syracuse's announcement Tuesday that starting center Fab Melo has been ruled ineligible for the NCAA tournament, the Orange...
After learning earlier this week that their Big East defensive player of the year Fab Melo was ineligible and couldn’t play in the NCAA March Madness Tournament, Syracuse knew that they had a huge obstacle to overcome. Little did they know that they would have to overcome a bigger obstacle in their first round matchup against UNC-Asheville. Syracuse had to battle back after...
Two Big Tournament Story LinesToday OFFICIALLY starts March Madness; yes the few games to see who the final teams in the tournament were great, but now the real fun begins. The brackets have been filled out. The teams are rested. Let’s get this show on the road, right? Here are some of the top stories that will be surrounding this year.
Fab Melo not playing: How will Melo’s absence...
As if the Syracuse basketball team hadn't dealt with enough before Tuesday's news on Fab Melo, Coach Boeheim and players fielded several questions on the matter Wednesday before practice in Pittsburgh.
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Sports Tsar’s NCAA Mega First Round Preview Part 4: East Region!
Or as it’s better known:
THE REGION WITHOUT ANY PLAY-IN GAMES
Because you know, that makes sense for the committee or something… I don’t know, I’ve always felt like the last 8 teams in should be ranked the 8 lowest, you know, because they weren’t a conference champ and got...