Syracuse Orange

#44 Overall 8th in ACC Tournament Odds: 53.2%
2018-19 Season
#163 ‐ #35 Off-Def
#163 Offense
#35 Defense
#44 Overall

11-seed Syracuse knocks off 3-seed Michigan State to advance to Sweet 16

The 11-seed Syracuse Orange advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 55-53 upset over the 3-seed Michigan State Spartans on Sunday afternoon.

What It Means:

Syracuse relied on their vaunted 2-3 zone to limit the Spartans to a 25.8 field goal percentage (8-for-37 from three) -- and just 5 points in the last 5:41 -- while advancing to the Sweet 16 as a double-digit seed for the second time in three seasons. Looking ahead, the Orange will square off with the Duke Blue Devils in a regional semifinal matchup next weekend.

Syracuse entered the tournament ranked 50th in numberFire's NCAAB Power Rankings.