Going around HSBC Arena on Thursday and through the pages of Friday's print edition:
--Jerry Sullivan talks about how Syracuse is ignoring the distress signals from its fans fretting about Vermont, specifically the Catamounts' 2005 upset of the Orange.
--Rodney McKissic writes on how the Orange are looking to forget about the two losses that wrapped up their season, even though Arinze Onuaku is out.
Previews of other games:
Morgan State has already dealt with adversity, so a basketball game against No. 2 seed West Virginia won't be overwhelming, as Bob DiCesare reports
NCAA Notebook: Morgan coach Todd Bozeman has traveled the long road back to the sideline.
At 6-7 and 240 pounds, Allen Wilson tells how Clemson's Trevor Booker is a force
I give you the scoop about why Florida State loves the challenge that it will face when it plays tournament regular Gonzaga.