John Gasaway writes that in order for Syracuse to live up to preseason expectations and make a deep NCAA tourney run, the Orange, and forward C.J. Fair in particular, will need to step up on offense.
John Gasaway writes that Syracuse will fare well in its first season in the ACC, arguing that the Orange's 2-3 zone defense should provide key matchup advantages over their new conference opponents.
A tight-lipped Jim Boeheim would not elaborate on the suspension of center Fab Melo, but insisted that neither he nor his players were disappointed in their sophomore big man.
Syracuse has announced that C Fab Melo will not participate in the 2012 NCAA tournament due to an "eligibility issue," according to the school. Jay Bilas breaks down what that means for the Orange in the bracket.