The seventh-ranked Syracuse Orange hope they can put an end to their recent slide on Tuesday night when they take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlantic Coast Conference action at the Carrier Dome.
While many teams are fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament from the bubble, another key part of the bracket is still being determined.
A No. 1 seed carries with it not just prestige, but also a decisive advantage history wise to advance to the second weekend of the Tournament. A No. 1 seed has never lost its first game and has more often won the national title (18 times) than it failed to reach the Sweet 16 (13).
The first weekend in March was not a bad way to start the greatest five weeks in the college basketball season.
Wichita State wrapped up an undefeated regular season. Virginia came a little closer to winning the ACC. Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky — all preseason top five teams — looked completely out of sorts.
In other words, unpredictability reigns.
More unlikely storylines are sure to occur as conference tournaments start later this week in most of the traditional one-bid leagues.