SURVIVE & ADVANCE: Syracuse edges Arizona State; will face TCU Friday night (full coverage)

Syracuse staged a late second half comeback to edge the Arizona State Sun Devils in their NCAA opening round match-up on Wednesday night, 60-56. Oshae Brissett led the Orange with 23 points and 12 rebounds while Tyus Battle added 15 including a late three-pointer to give Syracuse the lead for good. Syracuse will now face TCU on Friday night at 9:40 pm.




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After much debate about whether or not Syracuse (20-13, 8-10 ACC) would make the tournament field, the Orange were awarded one of the 36 at-large bids in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Syracuse will face Arizona State in the First Four at Dayton’s UD Arena tonight at 9:10 pm. The winner is the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region and advances to play No. 6 seed TCU in the first round Friday at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Get all the pregame information and coverage below Tuesday’s press conference video…

Here’s the latest pregame and ‘Cuse tournament coverage online:

Syracuse vs. ASU: TV/streaming, time, odds, history & more (NunesMagician.com)
What channel is Syracuse vs. ASU on? TV, time, live stream (Syracuse.com)
Do you remember the last time Syracuse…? (Daily Orange)
Syracuse basketball point guard Frank Howard dealing with strep throat (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse vs. ASU: Preview Q&A with House of Sparky (NunesMagician.com)
Men’s basketball roundtable before Syracuse begins its NCAA Tournament (Daily Orange)
Arizona State struggled against zone, thinks it’s ready for Syracuse basketball’s 2-3 (Syracuse.com)
Beat Writer Q&A: Anthony Totri of The State Press breaks down Arizona State (Daily Orange)
Beat writers all optimistic for Syracuse, predict tight result against Arizona State (Daily Orange)
Syracuse basketball point guard Bobby Hurley? Jim Boeheim tried back in 1988 (Syracuse.com)
11 fun facts about 11-seed Arizona State (Daily Orange)
Links: Syracuse, Jim Boeheim embrace new role as villain (NunesMagician.com)
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Podcast: Syracuse vs. Arizona State preview (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse vs. Arizona State: Breaking down the backcourt battle (NunesMagician.com)
Remember the Curtain of Distraction? Check out Arizona State’s gift to basketball (Syracuse.com)
Arizona State opens as favorite over Syracuse basketball (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse basketball players get 1st taste of NCAA Tournament: ‘It’s amazing’ (video) (Syracuse.com)
Jim Boeheim on getting into the NCAA Tournament: ‘Every game was crucial’ (Daily Orange)
NBA scout: Tyus Battle ‘translates to the NBA very well’ (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse opponent preview: What to know about No. 11 seed Arizona State (Daily Orange)
People are mad that Syracuse made the NCAA Tournament (NunesMagician.com)
How Syracuse basketball built its schedule to get into NCAA Tournament (Syracuse.com)
NCAA Tournament: First round schedule, TV channel list (WROC)
What is the First Four? A primer as Syracuse basketball heads to NCAA Tournament (Syracuse.com)
Fan reactions to Syracuse making the NCAA Tournament (Daily Orange)
NCAA Tournament title odds: Syracuse basketball is a long shot (Syracuse.com)
How did Syracuse basketball make the NCAA Tournament? (NunesMagician.com)
Doug Gottlieb: ‘Syracuse being in is just laughable’ (What they’re saying) (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse men’s basketball is back in the NCAA Tournament (Daily Orange)
This is Syracuse’s least experienced NCAA Tournament team ever (NunesMagician.com)
Nine best reactions from Syracuse basketball celebration video (Syracuse.com)
SU, Bonnies, UB all going Dancing (WROC)

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