Malachi Richardson scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half, and 10th-seeded Syracuse extended its improbable run with a 68-62 victory over top-seeded Virginia on Sunday.
Top-seeded Virginia beat Iowa State 84-71 in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals on Friday night, advancing to its first regional final since 1995.
The opposing team’s locker room is a place Pat Riley has generally considered off-limits for almost all his basketball life: Do not enter except under extreme circumstances. Fifty years ago was one of those circumstances.
Oregon joined Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia with top billing for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.