Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • SYR 36.8
    • 41.5 UVA
  • Three Point %

    • SYR 33.3
    • 38.1 UVA
  • Turnovers

    • SYR 9
    • 13 UVA
  • Rebounds

    • SYR 36
    • 34 UVA

Game Information

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Coverage: TBS
United Center
  • Chicago, Illinois 60701
  • Line: UVA -8.0
  • Over/Under: 123
Attendance: 20,155
Referees: Mike Roberts, John Higgins, John Gaffney
3/28/2016 Associated Press

Cuse storms into Final 4 with huge 2nd-half rally

Malachi Richardson scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half, and Syracuse extended its improbable run to the Final Four with a 68-62 victory over top-seeded Virginia on Sunday.

TBS12T
Syracuse214768
Virginia352762

Game Flow

SYR
UVA
0:00 - 2nd Half

SYR

68

UVA

62

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Michael Gbinije missed Jumper.
  • Michael Gbinije made Layup. Assisted by Trevor Cooney.
  • Tyler Roberson made Dunk.
  • Trevor Cooney missed Layup.
  • Tyler Roberson made Two Point Tip Shot.
  • Tyler Lydon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Trevor Cooney missed Jumper.
  • Malachi Richardson missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Malachi Richardson missed Layup.
  • Malachi Richardson missed Layup.
  • Tyler Lydon missed Layup.
  • Malachi Richardson missed Jumper.
  • Michael Gbinije missed Jumper.
  • Malachi Richardson missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Michael Gbinije missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Trevor Cooney missed Layup.
  • DaJuan Coleman missed Layup.
  • DaJuan Coleman missed Layup.
  • Trevor Cooney made Layup.
  • DaJuan Coleman missed Layup.
  • Malachi Richardson made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Michael Gbinije.
  • Tyler Lydon made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Michael Gbinije.
  • Malachi Richardson made Layup. Assisted by Michael Gbinije.
  • Malachi Richardson made Layup.
  • Malachi Richardson missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Tyler Lydon missed Jumper.
  • Devon Hall missed Layup.
  • Isaiah Wilkins missed Jumper.
  • London Perrantes made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Malcolm Brogdon.
  • Malcolm Brogdon made Layup. Assisted by Mike Tobey.
  • London Perrantes missed Layup.
  • Darius Thompson made Layup. Assisted by Devon Hall.
  • Anthony Gill made Layup. Assisted by Devon Hall.
  • Darius Thompson made Layup. Assisted by Devon Hall.
  • Anthony Gill made Layup. Assisted by Isaiah Wilkins.
  • London Perrantes made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Devon Hall.
  • Mike Tobey made Layup. Assisted by Malcolm Brogdon.
  • Evan Nolte missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Isaiah Wilkins missed Jumper.
  • Malcolm Brogdon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Malcolm Brogdon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • London Perrantes missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Mike Tobey made Dunk. Assisted by Malcolm Brogdon.
  • London Perrantes made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Malcolm Brogdon.
  • Malcolm Brogdon missed Layup.
  • Darius Thompson made Layup. Assisted by Evan Nolte.
  • Devon Hall made Layup. Assisted by Malcolm Brogdon.
  • London Perrantes missed Jumper.
  • Anthony Gill made Layup. Assisted by London Perrantes.
  • Malcolm Brogdon missed Three Point Jumper.

Research Notes

  • Syracuse is the first 10 seed and fourth double-digit seed to reach the Final Four. Each of the previous three lost in the National Semifinals.

  • Syracuse's 13 losses are tied with Wisconsin and North Carolina (both in 2000) for the most by a team to reach the Final Four.

  • Tyler Lydon has 18 blocks in the NCAA Tournament. The only freshmen with more are Anthony Davis, Kevin Love, and Alonzo Mourning.

  • Syracuse outscored Virginia 15-2 on points off turnovers, including 9-0 in the second half. The Orange had averaged 9.0 points per game off turnovers in their first three tournament games. Entering the game, Virginia allowed 9.8 points per game off turnovers, second fewest among major conference teams (Temple - 9.5).- Syracuse contested 89 percent of Virginia's shots in the second half, including 18 of its last 19 (72 percent in the first half). Virginia missed its three uncontested shots in the second half. - Virginia shot 48.8 percent on shots in the first 20 seconds of the shot clock and 16.7 percent when forced to shoot late in the shot clock.

  • London Perrantes scored a team-high 18 points for Virginia but was limited to three points on 1-of-4 shooting in the second half. Syracuse contested all four of Perrantes' second-half shots.

  • Virginia held a 15-point 54-39 with 9:30 remaining. Syracuse then went on a 25-4 run over the next six and a half minutes to take a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Here are the most noteworthy stats from that run.- Malachi Richardson scored 21 of his game-high 23 points in the second half, including 14 during the decisive 25-4 run.- Syracuse made 5-of-6 layups in the final 9:30 after making 5-of-17 prior.- Virginia was 1-of-8 (12.5 percent) from the field against Syracuse's zone in the final 9:30. The Cavaliers were 17-of-40 against the zone prior (42.5 percent) and entered the game with the nation's best field goal percentage against zone defenses (53.6 percent).

  • Malachi Richardson scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half.

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