Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Matt McQuaid hits miracle shot to end first half

Matt McQuaid hits miracle shot to end first half

The game was tied at 21 the half. The Spartans were up 7-6 nearly six minutes in.

With a Sweet 16 date with Duke on the line the Michigan State Spartans and Syracuse Orange locked up at Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit. The Spartans were just 5/19 from beyond the arc in the first half against Syracuse. The Spartans (30-4) made the most of playing about 75 miles from campus.

Still Syracuse has found ways to make it work this season, frequently winning games despite the possibility of being out-muscled. This was the school's first appearance since 1998, and it was short-lived. Buffalo did it Thursday night, beating Arizona. Now-SU assistant coach Allen Griffin scored 14 points off the bench and was one of two Orange players to reach double figures, along with Jason Hart. The Mountaineers (25-10) advanced to the round of 32 for the third time in the past four seasons.

West Virginia - the state itself - can't really lose Sunday when 13th-seeded Marshall meets Bob Huggins and his West Virginia Mountaineers for a berth in the regional semifinals. The Bulldogs (21-13) raced to a 21-2 lead in the opening minutes. Butler took control again early in the second.

And star center Isaac Haas threw some uncertainty around No. 2 seed Purdue's matchup with No. 10 seed Butler, after Purdue announced he would be out for the tournament with a fractured right elbow.

Syracuse led 50-49 before mid-range shots by Tyus Battle and Frank Howard pushed the lead to five. The Spartans are seeded No. 3 in the Midwest Region while Syracuse is No. 11.

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Paschal Chukwu connected on one free throw with 2.4 seconds left and the miss gave Michigan State a chance to win in dramatic fashion, but Winston couldn't make a long shot to be hailed in his hometown. Bucknell hit a flurry of 3-pointers in the final two minutes but ran out of time. The over/under total is now listed at 129.5 points.

Kansas State 69, Creighton 59 - Barry Brown scored 18 points and ninth-seeded Kansas State posted a wire-to-wire victory despite playing without leading scorer Dean Wade. Mike McGuirl added 17 points for the Wildcats (23-11). SU would have faced No. 2 Michigan State in that game if not for the Blue Raiders' monumental 90-81 first round upset.

Guard Cassius Winston scored 13 and forward Nick Ward scored 10. North Carolina next plays Texas A&M. So this will be the first time facing something like this.

The Aggies will face No. 3 seed MI in Los Angeles.

Haas was averaging 14.7 points, second on the team.

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