Jim Boeheim’s suspension ultimately worked in Syracuse’s favor and, as a result, the Orange made the NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed. But when they take the court Friday afternoon, they’ll face a very familiar foe in the No. 7 seed Dayton Flyers.
Dayton is the last team Syracuse faced in the tournament, knocking off the Orange in the 2014 second round. Syracuse was ineligible for the 2015 postseason, so if it has any hopes of advancing beyond the second round for the first time since 2013, it’ll have to knock off a Flyers team that has only improved since that game.
Coach Archie Miller’s squad went 24-6 this season en route to the first regular season title in program history.
Here’s how to watch Dayton vs. Syracuse online:
When: Friday, March 18 at 12:15 p.m. ET
Watch: NCAA March Madness Live
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