Washington Post – For a change, the focus was on who played well for top-seeded Syracuse, rather than who was not in the lineup or what calls went in the Orange’s favor.

C.J. Fair scored 15 points and Scoop Jardine added 14 and Syracuseallowed just one field goal in the final six minutes to edge fourth-seededWisconsin in a South Region round-of-16 game on Thursday night in Boston.

The offensively challenged Badgers stayed in the game with brilliant three-point shooting, particularly late in the shot clock. But with a final chance to win after Syracuse’s Kris Joseph (a former All-Met at Carroll High) missed the front end of a one-and-one with 18.9 seconds left, Wisconsin managed only a pair of incredibly low-percentage shots.

Jordan Taylor’s turnaround 28-footer didn’t touch iron and while it momentarily looked like Mike Bruesewitz might pull a Lorenzo Charles and lay in the rebound, Bruesewitz came down with the ball and his spin-o-rama at the buzzer…

 

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