The Syracuse Orange will play the Dayton Flyers today, the same team that knocked off Ohio State to start the round of 64 on Thursday with a big upset. Expect a fast-paced NCAA Tournament game when we watch Syracuse vs Dayton online free live streaming on TBS today.
No one expected March Madness 2014 to begin with the very first round of 64 game turning into a huge upset, but that’s exactly what Dayton delivered. Vee Sanford delivered a layup with 3.8 seconds left to put the Flyers up by one, and Ohio State was unable to hit a shot at the buzzer to win the game and advance.
The Syracuse Orangemen jumped out on top of Western Michigan early and took advantage of 11 first half turovers to ultimately win the game 77-53. Four Orange players scored in double figures as they found the balance that had been lacking in the latter part of the season.
Today Syracuse will use their 2/3 zone defense and force the Flyers to play a more uptempo game. The Orange hope to shoot three-pointers as well as they did on Thursday at 41.2 percent. They also outrebounded Western Michigan by a huge 41-25 margin to help seal the blowout victory.
Dayton, like Syracuse, also plays better when they can distribute the scoring amongst multiple players. They are 23-3 this season when three players crack double figures, and the last time they did that was against OSU on Thursday. They’ll be ready for the zone, but the question is whether they can actually crack it.
Today’s Syracuse Orange vs Dayton Flyers basketball game will be televised on cable on the TBS channel at a start time of 7:10pm EST / 4:10 PST. Tune in to TBS to watch the NCAA Tournament Round 3 game on TV.
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