ST. LOUIS – Freshman Malachi Richardson scored 21 points, and Tyler Roberson added 10 points and 18 rebounds to lead Syracuse to a 70-51 first-round win over Dayton.
The Orange commanded a 48-28 rebounding edge to upset the No. 7-seed Flyers. Richardson led five double-figure scorers for Syracuse and Roberson collected his sixth double-double of the season. Charles Cooke scored 14 for Dayton.
Wayne Larrivee and Will Perdue called the action on Westwood One Sports.