Shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Syracuse men's basketball announced a self-imposed postseason ban for the 2014-15 season. The decision was made as an ongoing NCAA investigation into Syracuse athletics continues.
The Orange were already going to struggle to make the NCAA Tournament this season (a fact which I'm sure played no part in this decision), but the bigger aspect of this news as it pertains to Louisville is a slight alteration to the 2015 ACC Tournament schedule. Syracuse being out means that just 14 teams will participate in the event, and that the opening round will consist of two games featuring seeds 11-14 as opposed to three games featuring seeds 10-15.
Here's what we're looking at now:
Still going to be a great deal of fun.
After defeating Virginia Tech Tuesday night, Syracuse currently sits at 15-7 overall and 6-3 in the ACC. The Cards will face the Orange inside the Carrier Dome on Feb. 18.