Updated 03/15/2012 10:55 PM
Syracuse squeezes by UNC-Asheville
The Syracuse Orange are moving on in the NCAA Tournament. The team defeated UNC-Asheville 72 to 65 on Thursday to advance to the next round in Pittsburgh, but it wasn't an easy win. Our Brad Vivacqua was there for the game and has reaction from Orange the fans who made the trip.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Whether it was the loss of Fab Melo or not, SU had to claw its way to a victory in their first game of the NCAA Tournament this afternoon.
Despite being down for a good chuck of the game and behind at the half, the Orange avoided being the first ever number one seed to lose to a 16 seed.
SU wins the nail-biter by seven points, 72 to 65 over UNC-Ashville.