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Syracuse guard Tyus Battle (25) shoots over North Carolina forward Theo Pinson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's tournament Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Julie Jacobson

After a one-year hiatus, the Syracuse men's basketball team will return to the NCAA tournament. 

The Orange will face Arizona State in a play-in game Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. The game will be televised on truTV. 

If Syracuse defeats Arizona State, they will play No. 6 TCU on Friday. 

Syracuse's NCAA tournament fate was up in the air heading into Selection Sunday. The team had a 20-13 overall record and went 8-10 during Atlantic Coast Conference play. 

As a bubble team, the Orange's chances seemed to take a major hit when Davidson won the Atlantic 10 tournament. But the outcome of the A-10 tournament didn't affect Syracuse's standing. 

This is the second time in three years Syracuse has received a double-digit seed in the NCAA tournament. It worked out well for the Orange the last time around. In the 2016 tournament, the Jim Boeheim-led squad advanced to the Final Four. 

For Syracuse to repeat that performance they will have to go through some tough teams. The Orange will be in the Midwest region. The top seed in the region is No. 1 Kansas. Duke holds the No. 2 seed. Michigan State holds the third spot. Auburn (No. 4) and Clemson (No. 5) round out the region's top seeds.