Syracuse isn't riding a wave of momentum into the NCAA Tournament, but its recent history says that's no big deal.
The Orange snuck into the NCAAs last season after losing four of their last six games ... and then they won a First Four game and two more before narrowly losing to Duke in the Sweet 16.
Three years ago, Syracuse staggered in as a No. 10 seed after losing five of six. The Orange then ripped off four consecutive victories in a thrilling ride to the Final Four, where they were stopped by North Carolina.
So, it's nothing new that Syracuse is limping into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed in the West Region, where they will play No. 9 Baylor in Salt Lake City on Thursday night.
"I think we're in better position than we were last year in terms of how we're playing," said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. "But it's a tough road. We'll see what happens."
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