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Syracuse vs. Wisconsin Live Updates: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

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Syracuse nearly made the wrong kind of history in its opening game of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, coming perilously close to becoming the first No. 1 seed to ever lose to a No. 16. But the Orange survived, and actually looked like a No. 1 seed in its second game, beating Kansas State handily, 75-59. Jim Boeheim's zone defense kept the Wildcats in check, allowing fewer than 60 points and turning that into solid production on the offensive end, shooting 66.7 percent from 3-point range.

But what happens against a team that might not need 60 points to win? After all, the fourth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers allow the lowest amount of points in the nation with 52.9. Wisconsin cruised past Montana in its first game but struggled to put No. 5 Vanderbilt away. The Badgers squeaked by the Commodores, 60-57, after John Jenkins missed what would have been a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Will Wisconsin be the first team to knock out a No. 1 seed? Or will the Orange take care of business and advance to the Elite Eight?

Aside from the live updates below, be sure to follow @RTCEastRegion on Twitter.

Stay tuned for in-depth coverage of March Madness throughout the tournament.

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Dieng gets fouled and now Louisville is in the double bonus. He missed the first..

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@ ESPNHomeCourt : #Syracuse hangs on! The #Badgers made it rain with 14 3s but the #ORANGE are victorious 64-63 and on to the Elite 8. http://t.co/1i499ZRg

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@ SethDavisHoops : Great game by the Badgers. Great season too. Hate to see Bo leave the tourney.

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SYRACUSE WINS. SYRACUSE WINS.

THE DEFENSE FORCES TWO AWFUL SHOTS, ONE A DEEP OFF-BALANCED 3-POINTER FROM TAYLOR AND ONE FROM BEHIND THE BASKET.

THE ORANGE ADVANCES TO THE ELITE EIGHT!

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15.5 seconds left.

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Joseph misses it. It rolls out bounds and it's WISCONSIN'S BALL!

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Joseph gets fouled and is going to the line for one and one.

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Boeheim calls timeout after the inbound pass. 20.1 seconds left.

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Wisconsin almost comes up with a couple steals but they eventually foul with one to give. 22.8 seconds left.

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@ RTCEastRegion : Phenomenal game in Boston. Gasser at the line and calmly hits both. Now Syracuse will have to hit its free throws.

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Gasser makes a pair of free throws. 64-63 CUSE. Wisconsin calls timeout.

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Keita bails out Wisconsin with the shot clock running down and commits a dumb foul. He's fouled out. 31.7 seconds left in the game.

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Waiters misses a fadeaway and Keita is called for a foul on the loose ball. That's 4 for him.

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Taylor misses a long 3-pointer and Fair goes high up for the clutch rebound. Under two minutes to go.

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Joseph drives baseline but turns the ball over on a bad pass. Three minutes to go in the game.

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Syracuse up three after Jardine's free throws. 64-61 CUSE. 3:11 left.

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Evans comes out of the time out and nails a 3 pointer from the left side. 62-61 CUSE. Under four minutes to go.

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Timeout Wisconsin.

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Waiters hits a step-back jumper. 62-59 CUSE with under five minutes to go.

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Wisconsin is cooling off. Just missed two 3s. Maybe they should stop shooting them..

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@ AndyGlockner : If Cuse keeps going to the rim, they should pull this out. Wisconsin has to miss a shot at some point...

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Waiters. Wow. Waiters drives to hos right, spins around the defender avoiding the charge and makes the righty layup. That'll go in his highlight reel.

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WISCONSIN IS ON FIRE. Taylor just nailed another 3 from the left wing. But KEita makes an easy bucket down low to make it 59-58 WISC.

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Fair makes the free throw. That was Bruesewitz's third foul. Tie game at 56.

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@ AndyGlockner : 21 3s and 20 2s attempted by Wisconsin. They've made 13 3s and 6 2s.

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@ rushthecourt : Wisconsin is a long way away from Loyola Marymount's record of 21 3-point field goals, but at this rate they may get close (13 now)

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Waiters misses a dunk but the ball goes right to Fair, who draws a foul and makes the short jumper. 56-55 WISC

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Wisconsin is 13/21 from 3-point range. 15-5 run for Wisconsin and all 15 from beyond the arc.

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@ rushthecourt : Would love to see a football-style time of possession stat for the Syracuse-Wisconsin game.

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Brust does it again. Another 3. That makes it 5 straight from Wisconsin.

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