Syracuse will play No. 8-seed Loyola in first round of 2019 NCAA tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 5, 2019 at 9:19 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Syracuse (9-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) earned an at-large bid in the 2019 NCAA tournament on Sunday evening. It’s the 12th-straight season the Orange have made the NCAA tournament.SU drew No. 8-seed Loyola (11-4, 7-1 Patriot) for it’s opening-round matchup. The Orange will travel to Baltimore, Maryland for a noon start on Saturday. The Greyhounds started the season hot, knocking off then-No. 6 Virginia, 17-9. Loyola rose to No. 1 in the rankings soon after, and, led by Kevin Lindley and Pat Spencer on offense, the Greyhounds ran roughshod over the Patriot League until falling to Army in its first game of the conference tournament.SU enters the NCAA tournament already with a postseason loss, having dropped the four-versus-five ACC tournament game to North Carolina. Prior to that, SU had won four straight to close the regular season.The winner is set to face No. 1-seed Penn State (14-1, 5-0 Big 10), should the Nittany Lions top the winner of the UMBC-Marist play-in game. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more