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Poliquin: Syracuse basketball team has a difficult path to the NCAA Final Four |
How deep into the competition will the Orange (26-7, and once ranked as high as third in all the land) advance? And as it rolls to its ultimate destination -- perhaps all the way to Houston, the site of this year’s Final Four -- how deep into our cuticles will we chew?

ISU shooters think their 3s can answer Syracuse's zone " Sycamores 2011 " News From Terre Haute, Indiana
"I think teams that tried zoning against us have really struggled," Kelly said. "I don’t think they could do it against the shooters we have across the board and deep on to our bench. AC [Aaron Carter], JP [Jordan Printy] and myself? We can stretch the zone out and that will really be key for us."

Count on Ohio State to Win the Title -
The Big East has 11 teams in the tournament, but don’t pick one of them to win the title. The league hasn’t won a national title since Connecticut in 2004, and it isn’t likely to happen this season. Stay away from the lower half of the league, as No. 9 Villanova fell apart at the end of the season and should not be much of a test for No. 8 George Mason.

Syracuse basketball finishes at No. 12 in final AP Top 25 poll of the season |
Syracuse fell one spot to finish the polling season at No. 12.

What kind of crowds will Syracuse bring to Cleveland for NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament? |
"Cuse Nation travels well with us," SU guard Scoop Jardine said. "We were in Utah and we had a lot of fans. Cleveland is, what? Six hours away? So we should have fans there."

March Madness 2011: NCAA Tournament Bracket Winners (Florida) And Losers (Duke) -
Bit of advice: you folks might want to take a loan out against a car, first-born, or small stockpile of gold bullion just in case that happens. And you thought a possible trip to Newark was bad enough!

OrangeHoops - Milestones
Some quick notes on milestones for the Orange. Brandon Triche now holds the school record of 37 consecutive free throws made, breaking Mike Lee's record.

Royal repeat: CK downs Rice to win CHSAA 'AA' title -
Most of his teammates will get a chance to continue their basketball careers, but not Terrel Hunt. He will be playing football at Syracuse in the fall and his days on the hardwood are dwindling. He made sure to extend his career for one more game yesterday, helping lead the Royals to a 60-57 win against Rice and a second consecutive CHSAA Class AA intersectional title at Fordham’s Rose Hill Gym.

Game Day Gear: Syracuse Orange |
A few items on the Syracuse gear to point out were first the subtle block S on the lower back of the Nike jerseys. Along with the helmet decals "2" which paid tribute to the legacy to the late Syracuse goalie Travis Solomon who was overcome by Lou Gehrig's disease and a Shamrock with the initials "JFM" in the center to pay tribute to the late Syracuse Stickman's Club president John McElroy honoring his Irish heritage.

American Chronicle | Big East to Say Bye to Double Bye?
"I've said for two years now when you sit around till Thursday, it's not good," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said after his fourth- seeded team rallied to beat St. John's in the quarterfinals. "I think it's difficult for the top seeds to do that. I'm glad we won so that everybody doesn't think I'm crying, but I don't think it's a good way to do it."

Kenny's Bracket Picks ~
Kenny sends the Orange to the Elite 8 before losing. He then names Kansas his champion (Yuck, Kenny).