Wake up basketball fans. In a game that excited almost 7 people around the country, Syracuse punched it’s ticket to Atlanta and cruised to a 55-39 win in the East Regional Final. I don’t usually quote Seth Davis, but he nailed it on the head when he said “Syracuse’s zone is good, but not this good”, referring to Marquette’s inability to put the ball in the basket at all costs. The Golden Eagles shot 22% from the field and looked helpless against the 2-3 zone of the Orange. James Southerland led the Orange with 16 points and Michael Carter-Williams posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Orange return to the Final Four for the first time since Carmelo roamed upstate New York in 2003, and will face the winner of Michigan and Florida tomorrow.