After narrowly missing a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team was given a No. 1 seed in the NIT.
The Orange will host UNC-Greensboro in the first round Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.
The Orange recorded quality wins over Florida State, Duke, and Virginia during ACC play, but those wins weren’t enough to sway an NCAA Tournament committee looking at an unremarkable 18-14 record and another early exit from the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn.
In addition, SU was just 2-11 away from the Carrier Dome this season.
Other top seeds in the NIT include Cal, Iowa, and Illinois State.
Click here to see the complete NIT bracket.
Click here to see a complete NCAA bracket.
Tickets for SU’s NIT game go on sale tonight at 11 p.m.
Ticket information is available on the SU athletic department’s website.