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NCAA Tournament
Today’s Games/Television
7:15 p.m., Xavier vs. Baylor, CBS
7:47 p.m., Ohio vs. North Carolina, TBS
9:45 p.m., Indiana vs. Kentucky, CBS
10:17 p.m., N.C. State vs. Kansas, TBS

NCAA Tournament
Thursday's Scores
Syracuse 64, Wisconsin 63
Louisville 57, Michigan State 44
Cincinnati vs. Ohio State, Late
Florida vs. Marquette, Late

    PHOENIX — Gorgui Dieng swatted away the West Region's top seed to send Rick Pitino into another regional final.
    Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Dieng anchored Louisville's stifling defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top-seeded Michigan State, 57-44, on Thursday night in the West 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 the second to befuddle the Spartans, earning a trip to the West final against Marquette or Florida on Saturday.
    Michigan State (29-8) started slow and never got going against Louisville's amoebic defense, shooting 28 percent while being outscored 20-14 inside by the leaner Cardinals.
    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 and Brandon Wood added 14 points.

Syracuse 64, Wisconsin 63
    BOSTON — Syracuse will be playing for a spot in the Final Four because of numbers.
    C.J. Fair put up some like he hadn't in a while, and the Orange finished with offensive statistics that Wisconsin just doesn't allow in a 64-63 victory in the East Regional semifinals Thursday night that wasn't secure until the final buzzer.
    "Offensively we played very, very well and we had to play very, very well," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said.
    Fair finished with 15 points — five fewer than he had in the last six games combined — on 7-of-9 shooting. The Orange scored 11 more than the Badgers allowed on average in leading Division I.
    Syracuse shot 55 percent from the field, well above the 38.5 percent Wisconsin gave up this season, and the Orange were 5 of 9 from 3-point range, much better than the 28.8 percent the Badgers allowed.
    The Orange (34-2) will play Ohio State or Cincinnati in the regional final Saturday.