Syracuse advanced on Wednesday night - just barely.
Syracuse and Arizona State met on Wednesday night in one of the 'First Four' contests in Dayton, and while neither team put on a show on the offensive end, the final few minutes of the game were entertaining.
Syracuse, after mounting a seven-point comeback down the stretch, took a 55-52 lead on a step-back three-pointer by Tyus Battle with just under two minutes to play. But Arizona State still had a chance in the final seconds to emerge with the win.
The Sun Devils, trailing 58-56, had one final possession. But Shannon Evans couldn't get a potential game-winning three to go. Evans pump-faked to lose Marek Dolezaj, but hit the back of the rim on his attempt.
Here's video, via the NCAA's official YouTube account:
Syracuse got a huge performance from Oshae Brissett - who had somewhat of a coming out party. Brissett finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Syracuse next gets TCU, led by former Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon. It'll be interesting to see if the Horned Frogs can carve up the zone - much like Dixon's old Pitt teams were known for.