Orange squeezed out of March Madness
March Madness means fevered excitement for basketball fans, but it has become an ailment of sorts for Syracuse followers this year. The Orange were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in a stunning upset by the Dayton Flyers, 55 - 53. As the score would indicate, Syracuse never got their offense on track, making none of the 10 shots the team attempted from 3-point range.
The Orange were a prohibitive favorite coming into the game and had what seemed a home court advantage with a majority of fans at the First Niagara Center rooting them on.
As Syracuse heads for home, Dayton will take their Cinderella run to Memphis for South Regional play.