NCAA Tournament 2013 scores: Syracuse wins East regional final

USA TODAY Sports

The East regional final in the NCAA tournament took place in the Verizon Center, with the Syracuse Orange winning the all Big-East matchup.

The No. 4 Syracuse Orange are advancing to the Final Four after defeating the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles 55-39 in the East Regional final at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

The Orange completely neutralized the Golden Eagles offensively, holding Marquette to 23 percent shooting from the field and 13 percent from behind the arc. This allowed Syracuse to win handily despite only shooting 38 percent from the floor themselves.

James Southerland led the Orange in scoring with 16 points, while C.J. Fair added 13 points, playing the entire 40 minutes in the game. Michael Carter-Williams filled the stat-sheet with an impressive all-around performance with 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. Vander Blue and Davante Gardner each scored 14 points in the losing effort for Marquette.

Syracuse will face the winner of the South Regional final, which features the No. 3 Florida Gators and the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines. The Final Four starts on Saturday, April 6 in Atlanta, GA.

More in College Basketball:

Chasing Cinderella: Dunk City, USA

Trey Burke’s insane 3-pointer that saved Michigan

The best and worst from a sweet Friday

Joakim Noah is more interested in Florida than Craig Sager

Printable bracket for March Madness

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.