The Wisconsin Badgers trailed at halftime, but a barrage of three-pointers in the second half changed things around for Bo Ryan's team. It ended up not being enough to overtake the Syracuse Orange, however, and Jim Boeheim's team is headed to the Elite Eight following Thursday night's victory.
The Badgers made 14 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc, but Syracuse seemed to have an answer for almost every score in the second half on their way to a 64-63 victory. The Badgers had a chance to tie the game on their final possession, but a missed a three-pointer fired up from way beyond the arc by senior guard Jordan Taylor sealed the Orange's ticket to the next round.
C.J. Fair led a balanced offense for Syracuse with 15 points, while Scoop Jardine, Brandon Triche and Dion Waiters all scored in double figures as well -- Waiters coming up huge off the bench with 13 total points. Fair was probably the team's best all-around player as he added seven rebounds and four steals as well.
The Badgers got excellent contributions from Taylor and Jared Berggren with 17 points apiece, but none of the other Wisconsin players were able to tally double figures in the points column.