David Brown

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 18, 2014 - 11:03pm
How do the No. 3 Orange stack up against the No. 14 Broncos?

Just two and a half hours west of Syracuse and the Carrier Dome, No. 3 Syracuse will take on No. 14 Western Michigan Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Despite the gap in seeding, the two teams come into the tournament going in the completely opposite directions.