Syracuse D shuts down Marquette

Marquette Golden Eagles guard Junior Cadougan of Toronto took a nasty spill in the first half, but...

Marquette Golden Eagles guard Junior Cadougan of Toronto took a nasty spill in the first half, but returned and managed six points in his final collegiate game. (Reuters)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 PM ET

Marquette was left feeling blue as the Orange went through to the Final Four for the first time in a decade on Saturday.

With head coach Jim Boeheim’s trademark 2-3 defence once again working to perfection, Syracuse put the screws on yet another opponent in a 55-39 win.

Marquette was able to hang around, but seldom looked like a real threat.

Even though Syracuse shot just 38% from the field against a defence that was both heavy on zone and strong itself, it was more than enough, since the Golden Eagles could only manage 22.6% shooting (including a dismal 3-for-25

from three point range).

Potential top 10 NBA pick Michael Carter-Williams put his stamp on this one, dominating in a variety of ways, taking full advantage of his lanky, 6-foot-5 frame.

 


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