The East Region's top-seeded Syracuse Orange advance to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 round Saturday, as they down the Kansas St. Wildcats 75-59in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Orange (33-2) will now face either No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers or No. 5 Vanderbilt Commodores next week in Boston, Ma.
The victory helped the Orange move onto the Sweet 16 for the third time in four March Madness, as last season the Orange lost to the Marquette Golden Eagles in the Round of 32. Syracuse hasn't advance to the Elite 8 since its National Champion run in 2003.
Here's the reaction to the victory from Sean Keeley, the creator and manger of SB Nation's Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician:
Here's what SB Nation's Nick Fasulo , the creator and writer of SB Nation's college basketball blog Searching For Billy Edelin, had to say:
Syracuse Rolls through Kansas State - NCAA Recap (via sbnation)
Meanwhile, here's a few GIF from the win. First up, an idea how the Jardine's first half went via head coach Jim Boeheim's face:
Things got so bad in the first half, Jardine didn't even want to be a part of the game:
Things started to turn around, though, as senior forward Kris Joseph, who tallied 11 points and made this nifty basket.
For a breakdown of Syracuse vs. Kansas State, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream.