12:10 PM ET, March 22, 2009
MIAMI -- With Syracuse's season on the cusp of slipping away, Jonny Flynn found himself getting the majority of Arizona State's defensive attention.
• Syracuse clinched a spot in the Sweet 16 for the first time in the last five seasons, improving to 50-31 all-time in the NCAA tourney along the way.
• Orange coach Jim Boeheim moved just one win away from his 800th career victory.
• With 21 points, Eric Devendorf has now scored 20-plus in four of his last five games.
• Syracuse beat Arizona State for the first time in school history, though the two schools have only met once before. The only other meeting was at the 1968 Far West Classic in Portland.
-- ESPN research
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NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-49 (.408)||26-47 (.553)|
|3P Made-Attempted||13-35 (.371)||9-20 (.450)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-22 (.636)||17-21 (.810)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
|Syracuse leads 11-7|
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