Orange, Irish Advance at Garden 3/14/13
UNDATED - Nineteenth-ranked Syracuse and No. 24 Notre Dame have advanced to the Big East quarterfinals by winning on Wednesday.
James Southerland and Brandon Triche (trihsh) led the Orange to a 75-63 win over Seton Hall. Southerland hit five three-pointers in the first half and scored 17 of his 20 points by intermission. Triche finished with 17 points, including seven straight during a 19-2 run that put the Orange ahead 65-48 with 4:41 remaining.
Pat Connaughton scored a season-high 21 points and Tom Knight added a career-high 18 as the Irish knocked off Rutgers 69-61. Notre Dame hit 10 of their 17 three-point attempts, with Connaughton going 6-for-8.
No. 15 New Mexico reached the Mountain West semifinals with a 59-46 win over Wyoming. Tony Snell scored 15 points and Cameron Bairstow added 14 and eight rebounds to help the Lobos improve to 27-5.