March Madness Seizing Upstate New York

March Madness Seizing Upstate New York


By TWC News

March Madness has seized upstate New York.

Supporters of a Southern Tier university are upset their favorite school didn’t get in. Two other universities are celebrating. Brackets were announced Sunday and the University at Buffalo is in for the second year in a row after winning their conference tournament.

The Bulls are a No. 14 seed and will take on the Miami Hurricanes in the second round on Thursday in Rhode Island. Also in: the Syracuse Orange. With a record of 19-13, SU is a No. 10 seed in the Midwest. They’ll take on Dayton in St. Louis on Friday afternoon.

Left out this year: St. Bonaventure. Fans left a watch party on campus upset that the Bonnies didn’t make it. While they won’t be playing in the Big Dance, the Bonnies are a No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament, and they’ll host Wagner on Wednesday.

Downstate schools Iona and Stony Brook are also in the NCAA field.