Syracuse Orange featured on regional Sports Illustrated NCAA Tournament Preview cover

Syracuse University menâ??s basketball star Michael Carter-Williams, along with students in Ottoâ??s Army, are featured on one of Sports Illustratedâ??s four NCAA Tournament Preview regional covers.

Syracuse Athletics posted a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot on their website. Carter-Williams said Otto's Army was "enthusiastic" and made him "get into it."

Carter-Williams is a sophomore guard for the Orange. He was voted Big East co-Most Improved player this season, according to Syracuse Athletics.

Previous Syracuse players featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated NCAA Tournament Preview include Wesley Johnson and Jonny Flynn.

The Orange take on Montana in the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 10:00 p.m. Follow @NikoTamurian for live updates from the Tournament.