Wisconsin Vs. Syracuse: Score One For Big East As Syracuse Advances To Elite Eight

Syracuse will represent the Big East in the Elite Eight after squeaking by Wisconsin Thursday night, 64-63.

Syracuse built a lead early on, with Scoop Jardine hitting a three-pointer with two and a half minutes left in the first half to put the Orange up 33-23. Wisconsin closed the lead to 33-27 at the half, however, then came charging out of the gate in the second half as Jordan Taylor hit two three-pointers in the first two minutes as the Badgers cut the lead to one.

C.J. Fair helped Syracuse build its lead back to seven with a series of jumpers, but Wisconsin wouldn’t go away, and a three by Ben Brust gave Wisconsin a three-point lead with eight minutes left. Dion Waiters’ layup gave the Orange a 60-59 lead with six minutes to go, however, and both teams struggled to score as the game came to an end.

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