NCAA Capsules

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BOSTON (AP) -- Top-seeded Syracuse used a breakout game by the slumping C.J. Fair to advance to the East Regional final.

Wisconsin missed two potential winning shots in the final seconds, and the Orange hung on for the 64-63 win Thursday night to reach the round of eight for the first time since 2003, when they won their only national championship.

Fair, who had scored a total of 20 points in his last six games, finished with 15 on 7-for-9 shooting. Scoop Jardine had 14 points, while Dion Waiters had 13 and Brandon Triche 11.

Kris Joseph, a 75 percent free throw shooter, missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 18 seconds to go with Syracuse up by a point, giving the Badgers a chance at the victory.

Passing the ball around the perimeter of the zone but creating much space, Jordan Taylor let go a 3-point attempt with 3 seconds left. It bounced off the rim and Josh Gasser's shot at the buzzer was off.

Jared Berggren and Taylor both had 17 points for the Badgers (26-10), who finished 14 of 27 from 3-point range but couldn't make one over the final 6 minutes.

Syracuse (34-2) plays Ohio State in the regional final Saturday.

WEST REGIONAL

LOUISVILLE 57, MICHIGAN STATE 44

PHOENIX (AP) -- Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Gorgui Dieng anchored Louisville's stifling defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top-seeded Michigan State in the regional semifinals.

Louisville (29-9) smothered the NCAA tournament's best-shooting team with its matchup zone, getting good pressure from its guards up top and some big swats by Dieng, one of the nation's top shot-blockers.

The Cardinals relied on 3-point shooting in the first half and went inside during the second to earn a trip to the West final against Marquette or Florida on Saturday.

Dieng finished with five points, nine rebounds and had three steals. Peyton Siva overcame a rough shooting night -- four points on 2-of-9 shooting -- with nine assists.

Draymond Green had 13 points and 16 rebounds in his final game for Michigan State (29-8) and Brandon Wood added 14 points.