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2018 Schedule
23-13, 10th in ACC

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

It's almost like Syracuse and Duke know each other well. Aside from the zone-defense, like-mindedness of the Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski systems this year, the ACC rivals played less than a month ago ahead of this Sweet 16 matchup in Omaha -- which the Blue Devils lead 34-27 at the half. Both teams have attacked the other's zone, getting inside regularly to result in high-percentage shots. As expected, though, points remain at a premium after the Devils' 60-44 win in the previous meeting.

Vitale likes Duke to beat Syracuse (1:01)

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Villanova won the NCAA tournament as an 8 seed in 1985, the lowest seed to win it all. Between Florida State, Kansas State, Loyola, and Syracuse there is now a 7 percent chance of a 9 or 11 seed winning it all this year (per espn.com/bpi).

Boeheim: We have to play better defense vs. Duke (1:18)
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2dJeff Borzello

Know what will happen in the Sweet 16 before it even happens

What happened in the first two rounds? It was crazy, but we're moving on because the Sweet 16 has arrived. The blue bloods are here, but so are the wild cards, including two(!) 11-seeds. Enjoy the games, but here's what's going to happen this weekend.

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4dEdward Aschoff

Need a new team to root for? We got you

So your bracket is busted, your original champion is already out of the tournament and you need someone new to follow. We've done the research for you already. All you have to do now is pick the team that best fits your style.


Boeheim on making the Sweet 16 and more

Syracuse head coach talks about the win over Michigan State, coaching against Virginia's Tony Bennett, the Orange's upcoming matchup against Duke and more.

Boeheim says win is 'pretty rewarding' (1:05)

Team Stats

Points Per Game66.7317th
Rebounds Per Game37.287th
Assists Per Game10.6338th
Points Allowed63.610th

Tournament History

Final Fours6
Tournament Record65-38
Championship Seasons2003
Tournament Appearances38