Syracuse is back dancing

No. 11 Syracuse will face No. 6 San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

Posted: Mar 14, 2021 9:45 PM
Updated: Mar 14, 2021 11:08 PM

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Syracuse Orange clinched the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region and will take on No. 6 San Diego State in the opening round on Friday, March 19.

The last time the Orange received the 11-seed was in 2018 when they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. They also played in the Midwest Region that year.


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The last time the Orange advanced to the Final Four was in 2016.

The Orange holds a 16-9 record and is making its 41st overall appearance in the tournament, 35th appearance under head coach Jim Boeheim.

San Diego State won the Mountain West Championship as the top-seed and earned an automatic bid in the tournament. The Aztecs are 23-4 overall.

Syracuse is 2-0 all-time against San Diego State.

Game time is set for 9:40 p.m. airing on CBS Utica. 

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