SU’s potentially pivotal ACC Tournament experience begins tonight against Wake Forest.
Saturday’s big win over Clemson left the Orange clinging to life on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
A win tonight is crucial for them to avoid a commensurate downturn in their postseason fortunes, as a loss to the Demon Deacons would likely leave them on the outside looking in at the Field of 68.
A win tonight and then a win against North Carolina, however, would all but assure the Cuse of receiving an invite to the Big Dance.
A win against Wake followed by a loss to UNC, which is the most likely course of events, would leave Boeheim’s Boys right smack in the middle of the bubble drama all the way up to Selection Sunday.
Tip-off for tonight’s game is at 7 o’clock on ESPNU.