Just one year after a self-imposed postseason ban, Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim and the No. 10 Syracuse Orange are headed to the Final Four. Thanks to a 25-4 run in the second half, Syracuse fought back and won 68-62 after trailing by as many as 15 at one point and being down 35-21 at halftime.
Malachi Richardson led the Orange with 23 points and seven rebounds as Syracuse became the fourth ever double-digit seed to make the Final Four and the first ever No. 10.
But it wasn’t a pretty win for Syracuse, as the Orange shot just 37 percent from the field and 32 percent from long range. Despite that, the team made the shots that counted and is now in a position to play for its second-ever national championship.
And on the other side of the coin, Virginia becomes the third No. 1 seed to fall this weekend, joining last night’s losers in Kansas and Oregon. The Cavaliers just went cold at the wrong time and given how they blew a 15 point lead, this one will surely sting for a long time.
Syracuse, on the other hand, will prepare for the winner of tonight’s later matchup between No. 1 North Carolina and No. 6 Notre Dame. That game tips off at 8:49 p.m. ET on TBS, so be sure to tune in and stay tuned to Campus Sports for further NCAA Tournament updates!
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