Bracket projection: Syracuse
Syracuse Orange will go as far as Scoop Jardine can carry them
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The Orange get a nice draw in their first game against Indiana State. If they get past the Xavier-Marquette survivor -- no guarantee there -- I see them all the way to the Elite Eight with a chance (unsuccessfully) to eliminate Ohio State.
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