SYRACUSE – The Syracuse men's basketball team (26-9) has earned the No. 4 seed in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and will compete in the East Regional on Thursday, March 21 at 9:57 p.m. The game will be broadcast on TruTV.
The Orange will face No. 13 seed Montana (25-6) in the second round. The Grizzlies recently beat Weber State, 67-64, in the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game to earn the league's automatic berth into the NCAA tourney. SU and Montana will meet for the first time in the East Regional matchup.
Athletics Donors at the Director's level ($5,000) or higher, have the opportunity to order four tickets based on their 2011-12 athletics donor level starting at 10:00 pm on Sunday, March 17 through 2:00 pm on Monday March 18. The ticket will be good for both games in SU's Thursday session.
Starting at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday March 17th, go online to SUathletics.com to QuickLinks on the upper right of the screen, select MyCuse Account to login, entering your user name and password, then select the event under Special Offers on the lower left of the screen once logged in.
Please note that only second round (field of 64) tickets can be purchased at this time. Should we advance to the third round (field of 32), your credit card will automatically be charged for the same number of tickets purchased for the second round. The ticket price for each round is $103 per ticket, including convenience fees.
If any tickets remain, they will go on sale to season ticket holders and Orange Club members ($4,999 & below) on Tuesday at noon.
Syracuse is making its 36th NCAA Tournament appearance overall and its 30th under Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim. SU currently holds a 56-36 all-time record tournament play and has advanced to four Final Fours (1975, 1987, 1996, 2003). The Orange reached the national championship game in 1987, 1996 and 2003, capturing the title in 2003.
This season marks the sixth time that Syracuse has been seeded fourth in the tournament. Most recently, the Orange received the No. 4 seed in 2005, but lost to Texas A&M that year.
A core group will lead this year's edition of the Orange, featuring All-BIG EAST Second Team selection junior C.J. Fair, All-BIG EAST Third Team selection senior Brandon Triche and All-BIG EAST Second Team selection and Co-Most Improved Player of the Year, sophomore Michael Carter-Williams. Fair is averaging a team-high 14.4 points per game, while Carter-Williams is dishing out a team-best 7.7 assists per game. This past weekend in the BIG EAST Tournament, senior James Southerland showcased his sharpshooting skills, setting a BIG EAST Tournament record with 17 three-pointers across four games.
For the full NCAA Tournament bracket, click here