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Syracuse vs. Wisconsin Live Updates: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

03/22/2012 06:58 pm ET

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?

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03/22/2012 9:43 PM EDT

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

03/22/2012 9:16 PM EDT

@ 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

03/22/2012 9:15 PM EDT

@ SethDavisHoops :

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

03/22/2012 9:14 PM EDT

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!

03/22/2012 9:13 PM EDT

15.5 seconds left.

03/22/2012 9:13 PM EDT

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

03/22/2012 9:12 PM EDT

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

03/22/2012 9:11 PM EDT

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

03/22/2012 9:11 PM EDT

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

03/22/2012 9:10 PM EDT

@ 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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