Jeremy Atkinson scored a career-high 31 points, 13 in UNC Asheville’s game-turning 23-4 run, and pulled down nine rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 72-65 victory over St. John’s on Friday night.
Syracuse had a lot bigger problems than missing its starting center. The Orange were staring at NCAA tournament history. A No. 1 seed has never lost to a No. 16 seed, and they were trailing North Carolina-Asheville with just over 6 minutes to play.
Who doesn’t love the NCAA tourney? Jon Rothstein tells us why this year’s tournament will live up to its March Madness moniker.
Syracuse sophomore center Fab Melo has been ruled ineligible for the NCAA tournament, and multiple sources say that he will declare for the NBA Draft after the season.