Syracuse is in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, while both Notre Dame and Louisville are out.
The Syracuse Orange, despite finishing with an 8-10 mark in the ACC this year, will play in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Orange qualified for the event over fellow ACC bubble teams Louisville and Notre Dame.
Syracuse finished with a 20-13 record and an 8-10 mark in the ACC. Louisville also finished with a 20-13 mark, while Notre Dame had a 20-14 mark.
Syracuse had an RPI of 39. Louisville’s was 36, while Notre Dame’s was 68.
As you’d imagine, college basketball fans went crazy when SU was selected.
Syracuse likely the last on 9 ACC teams in the tournament, interesting to see what the committee says about how the Orange got in over teams like Louisville and Notre Dame.
— Matthew Wieselthier (@mcwiesel6) March 11, 2018
9 bids for @accmbb with Syracuse sneaking in but not Notre Dame or Louisville.
— Jeff Gravley (@jgravleyWRAL) March 11, 2018
Here's how the bubble shook out …
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 11, 2018
TBS revealed that Syracuse was actually the last team in the entire field. Baylor was the first team out, while Louisville wasn’t even listed in the first four teams out.
The NCAA Tournament tips off Tuesday. Syracuse will be playing in the “First Four” – meaning they’ll play either Tuesday or Wednesday.