Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 3/18/13
Following Syracuse’s collapse against Louisville, encouragement was hard to find. Orange Nation lamented a lost opportunity and was still reeling after being blindsided by the Cardinals press Saturday night. But some of that optimism was restored with the release of the brackets, as SU will be the 4-seed against 13-seeded Montana to start off the NCAA Tournament. Montana won the Big Sky Conference (25-6) en route to its NCAA tournament appearance. The Orange was placed in the East region with Indiana (1), Miami (2) and Marquette (3). Tipoff against the Grizzlies is 9:57 P.M. Thursday night at HP Pavilion in San Jose. The Orange will have to prepare for the late start, but more importantly understand what went so wrong in the 2nd half Saturday. There were a few glaring issues that must be fixed quickly to advance in the tournament. Maintain tempo of game: SU could not get its offense going in the 2nd half partly due to the Pitino Press that the Cardinals executed to perfection. By t...
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