Once more, Syracuse makes Candy 16 as double-digit seed

For the third time since 2016, Syracuse is headed to the Candy 16 as a double-digit seed

For the third time since 2016, Syracuse is headed to the Candy 16 as a double-digit seed.

In all, 9 double-digit seeds have reached the regional semifinals in that point span — so the Orange have accounted for one third of them.

Afterward Sunday, Fifteenth-seeded Oral Roberts and Twelfth-seeded Oregon State joined that listing as properly.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim as soon as once more made it previous the primary weekend after barely qualifying for the NCAA Event. The Orange edged third-seeded West Virginia after knocking off San Diego State within the first spherical.

“It is exhausting to make the Candy 16. Go searching. Take a look at a number of the groups which might be out,” Boeheim stated. “Once I began teaching, we thought you are supposed to try this. I feel we went to 14 or 15 Candy 16s, and a few of them I do not even suppose we celebrated. … But it surely’s very exhausting. There’s so many good groups.”

Oral Roberts adopted its huge upset of Ohio State with a win over Florida, and Oregon State ousted Oklahoma State.

Listed below are the six double-digit seeds who made the Candy 16 from 2016-19:

2016 SYRACUSE (No. 10 seed)

The Orange blew out Dayton, then caught a break when Fifteenth-seeded Center Tennessee dispatched Michigan State within the first spherical. That made the trail to the Candy 16 simpler, and Syracuse truly made all of it the best way to the Closing 4 with wins over Gonzaga and top-seeded Virginia.

2016 GONZAGA (No. 11 seed)

The Bulldogs beat Seton Corridor and Utah by a mixed 39 factors earlier than falling 63-60 to Syracuse within the Candy 16. Michael Gbinije made a go-ahead layup with 22 seconds left for the Orange in that one.

2017 XAVIER (No. 11 seed)

The Musketeers beat Maryland and Florida State within the first two rounds, then edged second-seeded Arizona 73-71 when Xavier closed the sport on a 9-0 run. Xavier’s run ended with an 83-59 loss to Gonzaga within the regional last.

2018 LOYOLA CHICAGO (No. 11 seed)

The Ramblers gained their first three video games of the event by a mixed 4 factors, together with a 69-68 victory over Nevada within the Candy 16. Then Loyola beat Kansas State by 16 to succeed in the Closing 4. The run lastly ended when Michigan outlasted the Ramblers within the nationwide semifinal.

2018 SYRACUSE (No. 11 seed)

This time, Boeheim’s group needed to begin within the First 4, however the Orange gained there after which went to Detroit, the place they flummoxed each Texas Christian and Michigan State. Syracuse misplaced to Duke 69-65 within the Candy 16.

2019 OREGON (No. 12 seed)

The Geese beat Wisconsin after which Thirteenth-seeded UC Irvine to make the Candy 16. Then they gave eventual champion Virginia a tricky battle however fell 53-49.


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