Syracuse Orangemen were dealt a huge blow yesterday afternoon when news hit that center Fab Melo has been ruled ineligible to play in the NCAA Tournament.

WIBX is reporting that SU Athletics made the announcement yesterday.

“Syracuse University sophomore men’s basketball center Fab Melo did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh, and will not take part in the NCAA Tournament due to an eligibility issue. Given University policy and federal student privacy laws, no further details can be provided at this time.”

The 31-2 Orange have the No. 1 seed in the tournament’s East Region and will play 16-seed NC-Asheville on Thursday.

Do you think this will effect Cuse’s game?

[via WIBX]