Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Syracuse survived Wisconsin's three-point barrage and a pair of potential game-winners in the final seconds to advance to the Elite Eight with a thrilling 64-63 victory in the East Region semifinals.
The Orange shot 55 percent from the floor against the nation's best defense, but only led by one down the stretch due to the Badgers making 14 three- pointers throughout the back-and-forth Sweet 16 tussle.
With Syracuse holding a 64-63 lead, Kris Joseph missed the first of a 1-and-1 in the closing seconds, giving Wisconsin the ball back with 15.5 ticks left.
Jordan Taylor, who was 5-for-9 from behind the arc to that point, pulled up for a 25-footer with under four seconds on the clock and hit all iron. Josh Gasser grabbed the offensive rebound as time ticked away, but his rushed turnaround from the baseline was well off the mark, sending Syracuse to face the winner of the Cincinnati-Ohio State matchup in Thursday's nightcap at TD Garden.