And back to a tie we go.
It wasn't really close, either.
#8 Syracuse 84, Providence 59 - Thanks for nothing, Friars. I shouldn't be so mean. It was tied at 12 as late as the 9:10 mark of the first half. Then Syracuse went on a 31-4 run with to close out the half with 14 of those points coming from James Southerland. Nicely done, sir. Southerland and C.J. Fair both had 20 points to lead the Orange and Fair added 10 rebounds, too. LaDontae Henton finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds for Providence. You can check in with Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician for more.
#11 Georgetown 90, DePaul 66 - Hey, DePaul only lost by 24! Nicely done, Blue Demons, thanks so much for your help. Actually, I take that back, since the main reason that you lost is because you let D`Vauntes Smith--Riviera go off for 33 in 34 minutes off the bench. He only took 12 shots! If Otto Porter goes wild, hey, these things happen. But it's probably a good idea to cover that dude who's not missing and it's a REALLY good idea to not foul him, too. Casual Hoya has more for you.
St. John's 69, South Florida 54 - An 8-0 Red Storm run in the first two and a half minutes of the game and a 8-2 Red Storm run in the first five minutes of the second half was essentially the end of the Bulls in this one. Yeah, a triple from Mike McCloskey pulled USF within nine with 88 seconds left, but SJU hit all eight of their free throws as the Bulls tried to extend the game by fouling. Hey, you know what else extends the game? Playing faster than 63 possessions in a game. Rumble In The Garden recaps things from the Johnnies' point of view.