Dayton vs. Syracuse Picks – Midwest Region First Round

    Dayton vs. Syracuse picks for the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Region first-round game. Find out who's predicted to win and continue on to the second round.

    March 15, 2016

    Dayton vs. Syracuse picks for the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Region first-round game.


    On the surface, Dayton taking on Syracuse is an intriguing game. For the past few years, the Flyers have been a tournament darling. You could basically pen it in that when calendars turned to March, Dayton’s student ghetto would be party central for the state of Ohio.

    As for Syracuse, well, it’s Jim Boeheim. It’s that stifling zone defense. It’s a grinder mentality that is always a difficult out.

    However, when looking at this year’s results it’s evident that this ain’t your pappy’s Syracuse club. The Orange limped into the tournament, losers of their past three games (and five of their past six). They are the personification of erratic. This is a team capable of taking a game by 25 points, or being run out of the gym in the first 20 minutes.

    College basketball is as much about the coaches as it is the players, and we have a beauty of a matchup here. Let’s take a look at the Campus Insiders Dayton vs. Syracuse picks.

    Dayton vs. Syracuse Picks

    Pete Fiutak

    The Flyers will beat Syracuse in one of the ugliest games of the first round. They’ll do just enough defensively to get to the second round where it’ll get blasted by Michigan State.

    Ray Crawford

    Many were stunned by the Orange getting in. It will be a quick trip as they’ll get bounced by the Flyers.

    Shae Peppler

    I’m riding with the Flyers! I was thoroughly impressed with their performance in the A-10 tournament and I believe in Archie Miller (and anyone named Scoochie). This Flyers team is flying through my bracket, so please don’t blow it.

    Ken Bikoff

    Syracuse hasn’t been good of late, and the Flyers are looking to right the ship. They’ll walk out a winner.

    Jordan Cornette

    Dayton is inconsistent, but will be on enough to take down Syracuse in the first round.

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