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March 16, 2013

Orange dump top seed Hoyas

NEW YORK — Brandon Triche scored the go-ahead basket early in overtime and No. 19 Syracuse advanced to the Big East championship game with a 58-55 victory over No. 5 Georgetown on Friday.

The fifth-seeded Orange (26-8) will go for their sixth Big East title tonight at Madison Square Garden.

Triche, James Southerland and backup center Baye Moussa Keita all had 13 points for Syracuse, trying to close its Big East tenure with one more championship before bolting for the ACC next season.

The Orange held top-seeded Georgetown (25-6) to 22 percent shooting from 3-point range.

Maryland 83, No. 2 Duke 74: Dez Wells scored a career-high 30 points and Maryland upset Duke in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Wells was 9 of 13 from the field and 10 of 10 from the free throw line to lead the seventh-seeded Terrapins (22-11).

They never trailed, held the league’s best team from 3-point range to 4-of-25 shooting from beyond the arc.

Mason Plumlee had 19 points to lead Duke (27-5).

No. 9 Miami 69, Boston College 58: Shane Larkin scored 20 points and Miami pulled away to beat Boston College in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Kenny Kadji added 15 points and Trey McKinney Jones finished with 12 for the top-seeded Hurricanes (25-6).

No. 3 Indiana 80, Illinois 64: Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Indiana past Illinois in the Big Ten quarterfinals.

The top-seeded Hoosiers (27-5) are off to a good start after claiming their first outright conference title in two decades and earning a first-round bye.

No. 22 Wisconsin 68, No. 6 Michigan 59: Ben Brust scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Wisconsin knocked off Michigan.

Traevon Jackson had 16 points for the Badgers (22-10), who will play Indiana today. Ryan Evans added 12 points, six rebounds and six assist.

Trey Burke had 19 points and seven assists for Michigan (26-7).

No. 10 Ohio State 71, Nebraska 50: DeShaun Thomas and Sam Thompson had 19 points apiece, helping Ohio State rout Nebraska in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

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