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New York: When you wish upon a star

Basketball

The GIST: TBH, in a city of nine million people, there’s bound to be fans of each and every one of the 68 men’s March Madness teams. But we’re giving you “the gist” of each NY team that’s going dancing. Sorry, not sorry, transplants.

March 15, 2021
Source: Syracuse Basketball/Twitter.com
Source: Syracuse Basketball/Twitter.com

Syracuse: The Syracuse Orange were edged out of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament by the Virginia Cavaliers' game-winning three pointer in the quarterfinals this week. 

  • Selected as an at-large bid, the 11-seed Orange will face the 6-seed San Diego State Aztecs in the first round on Friday. This’ll be fun. 

St. Bonaventure: The 9-seed St. Bonaventure Bonnies cruised their way to the Atlantic 10 Conference title, beating the VCU Rams 74–65 and punching their ticket to the madness yesterday. While we’re pumped for the team, we’re still not sure what a Bonnie is. 

  • Whatever they are, the Bonnies take on 8-seed LSU Tigers in the first round on Saturday. It’s the East Region’s rubbermatch, and we can’t wait to tune in. 

Colgate: The Colgate Raiders earned an automatic bid by beating the Loyola Greyhounds 85–72 to win the Patriot League Championship. 

  • The 14-seed Raiders, led by senior guard Jordan Burns, will take on the 3-seed Arkansas Razorbacks in the first round on Friday. Not likely, but we may see an upset here.

Iona: The 15-seed Iona Gaels earned their ticket to the dance by winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference earlier this week. But unfortunately for the Gaels, they’re up against the 2-seed Alabama Crimson Tide for the first round. Yikes.