Syracuse Players Get Emotional After Learning They Made NCAA Tournament

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle and the Orange will find out their NCAA Tournament fate on Sunday night

Western New York is sending two teams to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in almost 50 years. Selected as the fourth seed in the South Region, the Wildcats will face the Buffalo Bulls on Thursday in Boise, Idaho.

This result was in question as late as two weeks ago.

The Tigers are led in scoring by Reed with a 15.9 average. They didnt win either of the Big Ten titles. The Hokies are on a bit of a slide, having lost three of their last four. "Those are heartbreakers. Davidson is a heck of a team, so everyone says, well this team won and steals a bid, this and that".

With three games left, coach Mike White issued an ultimatum.

"I told our players that everyone can play if they're in there", Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.

UA received the No. 16 overall seed in the tournament - the last No. 4 spot - and enters the touranament at 27-7 following a 75-61 win over USC in the final of the Pac-12 Tournament on Saturday in Las Vegas. The last NCAA Tournament game the program won was an 86-78 victory over Clemson in 2010. Texas Tech, Wichita State, West Virginia and Florida are among the teams that could also come out of the East should Villanova stumble.

If the Aggies advance to the Second Round, things do not lighten up, as A&M would likely face 2-seed North Carolina.

Lipscomb, an A-Sun school in Nashville, is dancing for the first time. Will a long shot make it to the Final Four?

On paper, Michigan State looked the part of a Final Four and national championship contender.

All of the eyeball emojis at Oklahoma drawing a 10-seed opposite Duke and the potential of getting all that National Basketball Association talent on the court together with a Sweet 16 bid on the line.

FIRST ROUND: Kansas, N.C. State, New Mexico State, Charleston, Syracuse (winning a play-in game first, then topping TCU), Michigan State, Oklahoma, Duke.

Kansas, the Big 12 regular season and tournament champions, was ranked as the third-best one seed by the selection committee and will lead the Midwest Region. Michigan State is making its 32 appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including its 21 appearance in a row, and owns a 64-30 (.681) overall record. Never before in #Ncaa Tournament history has a No. 1 lost to a No. 16. The other two teams (Canisius and Niagara) had really good years; it's unfortunate they didn't get in, but just like us they would've had to win their tournament.

Villanova, the second one-seed and winners of the Big East's automatic bid, is the top seed in the East and will open play Thursday in Brooklyn against either NEC champion LIU Brooklyn or Big South champion Radford.

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