5:40 PM ET, March 20, 2004
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Syracuse is still defending its national title -- barely.Hakim Warrick and the Orangemen nearly blew a 16-point lead before hanging on to beat Maryland 72-70 Saturday in a matchup between the last two NCAA champions.Warrick had 26 points and nine rebounds for fifth-seeded Syracuse, which advanced to play Alabama in the Phoenix Regional's round of 16. The Crimson Tide, seeded eighth, stunned top-seeded Stanford 70-67 Saturday.
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