After uprooting Georgetown, the No. 1 seed in the Big East tournament, Syracuse will look to finish its time in the disintegrating Big East with a conference championship. Standing in its way is Louisville, who smashed Notre Dame in a double-digit win to move on.
No. 5 Syracuse uses overtime to beat no. 1 Georgetown
The classic Big East rivalry between Syracuse and Georgetown provided yet another thriller as the Orange prevailed in overtime, 58-55.
Syracuse dominated most of the game, leading 29-20 at halftime, but allowed a frantic Georgetown comeback in the final minutes that ended with Otto Porter Jr. tying the game with a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining. Unable to hit a desperation shot at the buzzer, the game went into overtime.
After the emotional run to tie the game, the Hoyas were unable to take any momentum and fell, 7-4, in the bonus period.
No. 2 Louisville takes care of no. 6 Notre Dame
Smith led the Cardinals in scoring with 20 and added six assists, while Siva scored 12 and notched seven steals, tying a tournament record in that department.
Bracket via ESPN