CHICAGO, IL – Despite getting out-played most of the game, tenth-seeded Syracuse somehow managed to hang around and eventually make a enough clutch plays down the stretch to outlast eleventh-seeded Gonzaga 63-60.
Michael Gbinije led the Orange with twenety points, while Trevor Cooney chipped-in fifteen of his own.
The Bulldogs were paced by 23 points from Kyle Wiltjer, and Domantas Sabonis fought threw constant banging inside the paint on his way to a hard-earned 19 points and 17 rebounds.
Syracuse will take on top-seeded Virginia on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four.
Gary Cohen and Jim Jackson called the action on Westwood One Sports.