Butler upsets #1-seed Syracuse

The Orange led 54-50 with about three minutes to play when Ronald Nored’s deep three and an inside bucket by Matt Howard gave the Bulldogs a one-point lead. Syracuse turned the ball over on the next possession, and Willie Veasley got a kind bounce on a corner three to push the lead to four. From there it was fouling and free throws and the Bulldogs held on to win, 63-59. Butler closed the game with a 13-5 run.

The difference in the game was Syracuse’s inability to hold onto the ball. The Orange committed 18 turnovers compared to Butler’s seven, and that gave the Bulldogs four more shot attempts and seven more free throws.

Two #1 seeds gone, two remaining.

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