Fab Melo ineligible for NCAA tourney

Updated: March 14, 2012, 9:01 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- Syracuse will have to chase a national championship without starting center Fab Melo, who has been declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament.

The university announced Tuesday that the 7-foot Brazilian, who did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh for the second- and third-round games, won't take part in the tournament because of an eligibility issue. The school did not elaborate.

"Given University policy and federal student privacy laws, no further ...

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