NCAA Bracket Update: Marquette Stuns Syracuse, Earning A Shot At UNC

No. 11 Marquette basketball scored the second-biggest upset of the 2011 NCAA Tournament's first Sunday, topping No, 3 Syracuse, 66-62. The game was tied with 52 seconds to go, when Cuse committed a backcourt violation on an inbounds attempt that set Darius Johnson-Odom up to nail a three as the shot clock wore down.

Scoop Jardine missed a counter attempt with 16 seconds left, and rebounder Junior Cadougan hit both of his free throws to give Marquette a five-point lead. Some weird things happened in the final 10 seconds, including a Marquette foul of a driving Scoop Jardine, but the Golden Eagles held on to win.

Marquette will go on to get No. 2 North Carolina in Newark on Friday.

For more on this game, Marquette fans should visit Anonymous Eagle, and Syracuse fans should visit Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and SB Nation New York.

Here is an updated look at the East Region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

THIRD ROUND

No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 8 George Mason; will face Kentucky

No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 5 West Virginia; will face Ohio State

No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Marquette, will face North Carolina

No. 2 North Carolina def. No. 7 Washington; will face Marquette

Other March Madness resources: Our updated printable 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket and the full March Madness schedule.

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