First of all, being a lifelong resident of the area and a supporter of the University of Albany basketball team, I would like to congratulate the Great Danes on their making it to the big dance! It was a hard fought year, and a great performance in their play in game in Dayton. I wish them luck against Florida.
The Syracuse Orange (I still want to call them the Orangemen) but I guess that was politically incorrect so I'll stick to the official name for this story. The name doesn't matter, what matters is that they are one win away from the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game.