Syracuse 55, Marquette 39

Saturday, March 30, 2013 4:30 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - Verne Harris, John Higgins, Randy McCall
Attendance - 19801

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Syracuse 24 31 55
Marquette 18 21 39

Recap


Syracuse 55, Marquette 39:
James Southerland scored 16 points and C.J. Fair added 13 as the Orange advanced to the Final Four for the first time in 10 years by downing the Golden Eagles in the East Regional final at Washington D.C.

Michael Carter-Williams added 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and fourth-seeded Syracuse (30-9) limited Marquette to a season-worst 22.6 percent from the field. The Orange will meet Florida or Michigan next Saturday in the Final Four.

Vander Blue and Davante Gardner scored 14 points apiece for the third-seeded Golden Eagles (26-9), who went 3-for-25 from 3-point range and committed 13 turnovers while posting a season-low scoring output.

Syracuse opened up a 15-6 lead midway through the first half en route to a 24-18 halftime lead. A 9-2 burst in the second half increased the advantage to 37-25 with 10:56 to play.

Marquette’s attempts to make a bona fide run were sabotaged by poor shooting. The Golden Eagles trailed by 11 before Southerland drained a 3-pointer with 2:23 left to start an 8-0 spurt that put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marquette G Junior Cadougan tweaked his neck and back during a fall late in the first half and returned in the second. He had six points on 1-of-8 shooting. … Syracuse had a 17-0 edge in points off turnovers. … Gardner went 6-of-9 from the field; the rest of the Golden Eagles were 6-for-44.

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
James Southerland 37:00 6-13 3-9 1-1 0 3 3 0 3 0 1 1 16
Brandon Triche 35:00 3-10 1-5 2-2 1 5 6 3 0 0 1 0 9
C.J. Fair 40:00 5-11 0-1 3-4 3 3 6 0 1 3 0 2 13
Rakeem Christmas 21:00 1-4 0-0 2-5 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 1 4
Michael Carter-Williams 37:00 4-9 1-1 3-5 0 8 8 6 0 5 1 1 12
Baye Moussa Keita 19:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 5 0 0 2 0
Trevor Cooney 8:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
Jerami Grant 3:00 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 19-50 5-17 12-19 8 24 32 9 11 10 6 7 55
  38.0% 29.4% 63.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 6

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chris Otule 22:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 1 2 0 1 2 2
Junior Cadougan 30:00 1-8 0-4 4-4 1 1 2 2 2 0 3 0 6
Trent Lockett 13:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 1 0
Vander Blue 40:00 3-15 2-9 6-7 2 3 5 2 1 0 4 0 14
Juan Anderson 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
Jamil Wilson 28:00 1-9 0-5 1-2 2 3 5 2 3 1 1 2 3
Davante Gardner 33:00 6-9 1-1 1-3 4 4 8 1 3 0 3 1 14
Todd Mayo 15:00 0-5 0-4 0-0 1 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 0
Derrick Wilson 10:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Steve Taylor, Jr. 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jake Thomas 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 12-53 3-24 12-16 14 23 37 10 16 3 14 6 39
  22.6% 12.5% 75.0% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 14