After bowing out early in the ACC Tournament, and losing 5 of 7 games total to finish out the season, Syracuse falls to a 3 seed for the NCAA Tournament and misses out on a possible chance to play in Madison Square Garden.

SU gets shipped down to the South Region, instead of staying in the East, but they will play their first game (and hopefully their second as well) in Buffalo.

#14 Western Michigan is their first round opponent, and a potential match-up with Ohio State looms in the second round. The Buckeyes beat the Orange in the Elite Eight two years ago.

Syracuse-Western Michigan is a Thursday game and the winner plays again on Saturday.