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The sighs were audible from the Syracuse fans. So were the complaints from those rooting for North Carolina-Asheville.
Syracuse was missing its starting center. North Carolina-Asheville thought the Orange got help from three men in striped shirts.
Syracuse sophomore center Fab Melo has been ruled ineligible for the NCAA tournament, another shot in a season full of them for the Orange.
Lawyers seeking the dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed by two former Syracuse University ball boys who alleged sexual abuse argue that head basketball coach Jim Boeheim's combative comments were merely blunt opinions laced with "rhetoric and hyperbole."
There's only one No. 1 team in the country, as the selection committee made clear in picking Kentucky as the overall top seed in the NCAA tournament just a few hours after the Wildcats were upset by Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournament final. No argument there.
Here are the teams to embrace or avoid while trying to forecast how the field of 68 fares in the NCAA tournament.
Were they minor hiccups or something much bigger? Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina will sort that out over the next three weeks.
Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina tried to manufacture some chaos before the brackets came out. Like a group of 7-foot forwards roaming the middle, the members of the NCAA selection committee simply swatted all that noise away.