Upstate Schools Punch Ticket to Men's, Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament
BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) -- A few upstate schools have been summoned to the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, which begin this week.
Syracuse men's basketball earned another ticket to the NCAA tournament. The Orange has been to six Final Four's and made a run to the Sweet-16 last year. The team is an eight-seed and plays Baylor in the first round on Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The SU women are also in the tournament. The Orange is a three-seed in the NCAA women's bracket and plays Fordham on Saturday in Syracuse. If the team wins, it would also be home for its second-round matchup.
SUNY Buffalo is also sending both its men's and women's basketball teams to the dance. The women are a ten-seed and play Rutgers in Connecticut on Friday. If the Bulls win, they'll likely face 11-time national champion UConn in the second round.
Buffalo men's basketball is a six-seed and plays either St. Johns or Arizona State on Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Bulls come off a year where they spent several weeks ranked in the Top-25.
Finally, the Colgate men won the Patriot League tournament to clinch its spot. The team is a 15-seed playing Tennessee, which spent part of the year as the number-1 team in the country. That game is Friday in Columbus, Ohio.