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Syracuse has overcome a lot on way to Sweet 16 : Sports : WSTM NBC3
"Syracuse basketball is about being ready to play and being consistent," coach Jim Boeheim said. "We're usually ready to play."

From the Salt City to the Salt Lake : Sports : WSTM NBC3
The Orange are getting 7-2 odds in Vegas to win the National Championship this year, and are 6 - 7.5 point favorite to beat Butler, but it's really anybody's bet whether or nor Arinze Onuaku will play in Thursday's game.

Syracuse University Athletics - Jeremy Thompson Added To Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List
Syracuse junior midfielder Jeremy Thompson was one of six players added to the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance on Tuesday, March 23.

Q & A: Syracuse vs. Butler
Since Butler hasn't faced a zone all season I'm sure there will be large adjustments from their normal offense. Shelvin Mack is probably the best mid-range jump-shooter on the team, so I wouldn't be surprised if he or Willie Veasley was probing the middle of the zone.

Three Idiots on Sports: Kige Ramsey Likes the Orange
No one understands that brevity is the soul of wit better than Kige Ramsey. Here is his preview of the Midwest and West regional games.

Orange::44: NCAA Tournament Rounds 1 & 2 Postgame Reactions OR Revenge & Domination
Overall the statistics from this weekend are more than you could have hoped for. Syracuse shot 54.5% against Vermont and 54.7% against Gonzaga. Subsequently Syracuse showed some good defense as well, only allowing Vermont to shoot 34.8% and Gonzaga to shoot 41.7%.

Butler by the numbers - Cuse Country

Despite their general lack of size, Butler is an incredibly good defensive rebounding team. They are in the top 15 in the nation in defensive rebound percentage, giving up offensive boards on less than 28% of opponents’ shots.

Kenny Haas of Kenny's 2 Pennies looks back at Syracuse's opening round and second round victories over Vermont and Gonzaga and looks ahead to their matchup in the Sweet Sixteen with Butler in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 25, 2010.