Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Rick Jackson scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Syracuse handled Indiana State, 77-60, in an East Region second-round meeting.
C.J. Fair came off the bench and chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds, while Kris Joseph added 12 and 10 for the third-seeded Orange (27-7), who advanced to take on 11th-seeded Marquette on Sunday. Syracuse lost the only regular season meeting between the Big East rivals.
Jake Kelly provided 12 points for the 14th-seeded Sycamores (20-14), as the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champions couldn’t keep up with the fast-paced Orange, allowing them to shoot 52 percent from the field.