Syracuse headed to Elite Eight

Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points as Syracuse held off Auburn, 79-78, to advance to the finals of the East Region.

All of Anthony's points came in the second half as the Orangemen led by as much as 17 points. But Auburn's Marquis Daniels and Nathan Watson went on a tear, scoring 33 second half points to close the game within four with under a minute left.

But the Orangemen hit some key free throws and Watson's three with .4 seconds left wasn't enough as the Orangemen held on.

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