MBB | Syracuse center Melo ineligible, will not play in NCAA Tournament

Syracuse center Fab Melo will not take part in the NCAA Tournament, SU athletics announced on Tuesday. The sophomore did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh, and will not play due to an eligibility issue. With two days before Syracuse takes on No. 16 UNC Asheville, the news is a crushing blow.


  1. After the initial news broke, many quickly went to Twitter -- and to change their brackets.
  2. Many fans considered Melo's departure a sign the Orange would not make it far in the NCAA Tournament or against UNC Asheville, who they will play on Thursday at 3:10 p.m. in Pittsburgh.
  3. What's next for the team now? share your thoughts, tweet @dailyorange and @DOsports.