Arizona State is a team that doesn't play great defensively.
Arizona State and Syracuse look, on paper, like the best matchup of the First Four play-in games for the NCAA Tournament. But here the Orange are, and going up against an ice-cold Arizona State team, they've got the chance to prove they belong with a tournament victory. Fast starters Arizona State and Syracuse meet in the First Four. "So, we took advantage of the weather and the attractive place that we live in to celebrate quickly and jump around, and then jump in the pool quick", said Hurley, who was the first one to jump in the pool.
The Syracuse women's basketball team is headed back to the NCAA tournament for the 6th consecutive season. A year ago, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin had been outspoken that the AAC tournament championship on Sunday didn't mean as much since the Bearcats and SMU both received No. 6 seeds. Let's not forget, this team was a trendy upset pick past year before they lost to Iowa State in the first round, but they returned junkyard dog Jordan Caroline, and have transfers in Kendall Stephens (Purdue) as well as Cody and Caleb Martin (NC State) and have a path (Texas, and Cincinnati) that could see them in the second weekend.
Four Bulls average more than 10 points per game, led by junior guard CJ Massinburg, who averages an eye-popping 7.4 rebounds per game.
North Carolina Central and Texas Southern are two of the eight teams trying to make it into the opening round of the competition, so it will likely be a heated matchup between hungry opponents. The Orange have been to the Final Four six times.
USC athletic director Lynn Swann said Tuesday he was in "shock" after the Trojans were not selected as one of 36 at-large teams for the NCAA Tournament.
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The victor gets West Regional No. 1 seed Xavier on Friday in Nashville. Syracuse has been pretty average most of the season. Potentially awaiting them in the Sweet 16 is Virginia, the number one overall seed in the tournament.
"We all came together at the right time, we all made a decision that winning basketball games were more important than anything else", Texas Southern coach Mike Davis said.
Howard is leading the ACC in steals with two per game, and is fifth in assists per game (5.2). "They keep me motivated and keep me going". "This is the first time we have the opportunity to go to the NCAA Tournament with good players at every position; we have a legitimate point guard, we have a legitimate big guy (and) a legitimate scorer". They talked about them making the tournament so matter-of-factly.
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"They made a big impact on me", Martin said.
Buffalo earned an automatic bid to the tournament by defeating Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game on Saturday in Cleveland.
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