Syracuse kicks off NCAA tourney in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Syracuse fans won’t have to travel far to see the Orange play its first game of the NCAA tournament. Syracuse drew a 3-seed and will play 14th-seeded Western Michigan at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on Thursday. If the Orange wins, they will play the winner of Ohio State and Dayton on Saturday.

The other games in Buffalo include 2-seed Villanova playing 15-seed Milwaukee. And 7-seed UConn plays 10-seed St. Joseph, who ended St. Bonaventure’s season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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