March Madness Bracket Update: Syracuse-Marquette Winner Faces North Carolina In East Regional Semifinals

From Sports Network:

"Tyler Zeller scored 23 points and Harrison Barnes added 22, as North Carolina put on a late surge to earn an 86-83 victory over Washington in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Tar Heels (28-7) used an 11-2 run to erase a five-point deficit and will head to the Sweet 16 for the 24th time in their illustrious history. Seeded second in the East Region, North Carolina will face the winner between Syracuse and Marquette next Friday in Newark, New Jersey.

Terrence Ross scored 19 points and Matt Bryan-Amaning chipped in 14 for Washington (24-11), which was denied a second straight trip to the Sweet 16."

An Orange victory on Sunday night (7:45 p.m. on truTV) would setup the third NCAA Tournament meeting between North Carolina basketball and Syracuse basketball. In 1987, the Orange triumphed over the Tar Heels in the Regional finals, 79-75. In 1975, SU downed North Carolina, 78-76. The Tar Heels lone NCAA tournament victory over SU came in 1957 (67-58). Last season, Syracuse beat North Carolina, 87-71, in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden, Nov. 20.




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