Syracuse In Final Four After Beating Marquette, 55-39 — 2013 NCAA Tournament Scores
The Syracuse Orange became the first team to reach the 2013 Final Four when they won the East Regional on Saturday.
(4) Syracuse 55, (3) Marquette 39
James Southerland scored 16 points, and fourth-seeded Syracuse used its defense to beat third-seeded Marquette, 55-39, in the 2013 NCAA tournament’s East Regional final in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. With the victory, the Orange advanced to the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta next Saturday. It’s the school’s first trip to the national semifinals since 2003, when it won the national title.
Vander Blue and Davante Gardner scored 14 points apiece for the Golden Eagles, who could not solve Syracuse’s 2-3 zone defense. Marquette shot just 23 percent from the floor, including 12 percent (3-of-25) from 3-point range. The Golden Eagles also lost the turnover battle 13-6.