In case you're wondering, this is the first Elite Eight appearance for the Orange since their run to the National Championship in 2003.
I'll be on Syracuse alum Seth Everett's Syracuse Pre-Game Spreecast at 6 pm. Check it out.
As if Orange fans need another reason to drink after Thursday's near-debacle, SU's 'third round' game with Kansas State will be on St. Patrick's Day. Tipoff is scheduled for just after noon eastern time on CBS.