Western Michigan

March 20, 2014 - 6:41pm
Trevor Cooney scored 18 points and the No. 3-seeded Orange blew past the No. 14 seed Broncos.

BUFFALO - Trevor Cooney’s first shot was a miss.

But he shook it off, and less than a minute after that attempt, and only three minutes into the game against Western Michigan, the sophomore sharpshooter whistled in his first three-pointer, igniting a pro-Orange crowd of over 19,000 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

“It was just good to see one go in,” Cooney said. “I was able to get into a good rhythm and guys found me in good spots.”

March 16, 2014 - 5:40pm
The Orange play 14-seeded Western Michigan Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y.

The late-season slide pushed Syracuse (27-5, 14-4 ACC) down to a No. 3 seed in the southern region of the NCAA Tournament bracket. Syracuse will play the Western Michigan Broncos (23-9, 14-4 MAC) out of the Mid-Atlantic Conference. The Broncos, who won 12 of its last 13 games, won the MAC title over Toledo Saturday, 98-77.