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Fab Melo Eligibility

Syracuse Sneaks Past 16 Seed, But Trouble Lurks For Orange

Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.15.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The Syracuse Orange entered the NCAA Tournament full of uncertainty with the loss of starting center Fab Melo to eligibility issues. After barely grazing past 16 seeded UNC Asheville in a shockingly close 72-65 win, such doubt has been fully validated. Once thought of as a legitimate national title contender thanks in large part to its normally suffocating 2-3 matchup zone, Syracuse looked rather ordinary defensively without the seven-foot Melo in the middle.

Syracuse Star To Miss NCAA Tournament

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 05.13.2012 | Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Syracuse will have to chase a national championship without starting center Fab Melo, who has been declared ineligible for the NCA...