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There are 32 games on Thursday and Friday, one of the most exciting 48-hour segments on the sports calendar.
We won’t be able to get individual previews up for every game, but we’ll cherry pick some of the more compelling matchups during the tournament’s “second” round.
In this post, we preview the East Region’s 1-16 matchup between Jim Boeheim’s Fab Melo-less Syracuse Orange and 16th-seeded UNC-Asheville.
Syracuse v UNC-Asheville Game Info
Seeds & Region: #1 Syracuse #16 UNC-Asheville in East Region
Syracuse-Asheville Date: Thursday 3/15
Syracuse-Asheville Tip Time: 3:05 ET
Syracuse-Asheville Location: Pittsburgh
Syracuse-Asheville TV: truTV
Syracuse-Asheville Announcers: Kevin Harlan and Len Elmore
Syracuse-Asheville Point Spread: Syracuse -17
Tickets: Syracuse v UNC-Asheville Tickets
Tickets: All Omaha Sessions
Tickets: East Regional Tickets in Boston
Syracuse v UNC-Asheville Analysis and Prediction
One day a 16 seed is bound to beat a one seed, but it won’t be here.
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Syracuse players say the team will be OK without center Fab Melo.
Seniors Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine said Wednesday the top-seeded Orange will move on without the 7-footer who was declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament by the school over academic issues.
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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, right, talks with Fab Melo during the first half against Cincinnati in an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y. Melo did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh and the university says he won't take part in the NCAA tournament due to an eligibility issue. The school would not elaborate. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)
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