The Syracuse Orange are getting closer to tipoff in their Sweet 16 matchup in the NCAA Tournament. SU will take on the Wisconsin Badgers at 7:15 p.m. at the TD Garden in Boston. Our Brad Vivacqua is in Boston for all the excitement.
BOSTON, Mass. -- Just by hanging around the arena Thursday morning, it’s evident there are a lot more basketball fans in town right now than on Wednesday. Orange fans are excited about SU's matchup against Wisconsin.
In addition to Orange fans, there are quite a few hoop lovers that made the drive from the state of Ohio. Ohio has four teams in this year’s Sweet 16, including Ohio State, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Xavier. This year marks the first year ever that as many as four teams from one state have made the Sweet 16.
Two of the four, Cincinnati and Ohio State, are in Boston and will play following the SU game.
"It’s exciting as a native of Ohio. It’s a good time to be an Ohio basketball fan. You know you have Ohio University which is always a nice story with a smaller school, you know mid-major making it in. But, for some of the bigger name programs it's exciting to be back on the stage and represent, twenty five percent of the Sweet 16," said Cincinnati fan Brad Wurthman.
That Cincinnati fan also said he was happy that the Bearcats are in Boston.
The winner of the Cincy-Ohio State game would play Syracuse Saturday if the Orange gets by Wisconsin.
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