Click through the story to check out a tournament bracket.
C.J. Fair led the Orange with 22 points.
C.J. Fair finished with 22 points and seven rebounds, as No. 7 Syracuse righted the ship with a 74-58 triumph over Florida State in the regular-season finale for both teams on Sunday.
They are among the 15 finalists for the award, which is given to the nation's best college basketball player.
Behind a 25-1 second-half run that erased a 9-point Orange lead, North Carolina State defeated the Syracuse University women's basketball team 79-63 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum.