The No. 7 Dayton Flyers are currently facing the No. 10 Syracuse Orange in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and aren’t exactly doing well. In fact, as can be seen in the video below, Dayton’s poor play has made on young Flyers fan cry.
As heartbreaking as Dayton’s loss may be for some, it isn’t exactly surprising. Both teams struggled down the stretch and got into the NCAA Tournament by the skin of their teeth, especially Syracuse. The Orange didn’t even make it to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament and yet, here they are on the verge of playing for a spot in the Sweet Sixteen.
It just goes to show that strength of schedule is indeed something to consider in filling out one’s bracket. Moreover, it also teaches us March Madness fanatics an important lesson.
When the tournament starts, never doubt a Hall of Famer like Jim Boeheim.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to CBS