The Panthers are making their 26th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers will enter the tournament as a 10 seed.
The Orange landed the No. 10 seed and will face off against the No. 7 seed Dayton Flyers on Friday, March 18 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team will be dancing this year.
That sigh you heard on Sunday evening was from Syracuse. "We're excited for our kids and the three graduate seniors that came here and wanted to play in the NCAA Tournament".
MI made the tournament as a First Four team and will play in Tulsa, with Notre Dame then waiting for the victor in Brooklyn.
That gave automatic spots to bubble teams (or less) such as Fresno State, Gonzaga and CT, while squeezing out a few spots on the bubble - even though there were two more available this season because Louisville (and Rick Pitino) and SMU (and Larry Brown) are both ineligible.
Gottlieb criticized Syracuse's selection to the tournament, noting that they lost five of six games down the stretch and pointed out Syracuse's loss to St. John's as a reason to keep the Orange out of the field.