With the inaugural ACC regular season in the rearview mirror, the Syracuse basketball team has its sights set on the postseason.
The Orange will next take the court Friday night in the ACC tournament and look to use that time to get into a rhythm for the NCAA tournament next week.
Syracuse looked like a legit national title contender for the first few months of the season. After encountering a few bumps in the road, the team is starting to get healthy and gain momentum.
So what are the ingredients needed for a successful postseason run? What do the Orange need to do to avoid an early exit from the Big Dance? What needs to happen to make a second consecutive Final Four?
Let's take a look at Syracuse's five keys to tournament success.