Dayton Sends Third-Seeded Syracuse Home Early In NCAA Tourney | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

NPR : News

Filed Under:

Dayton Sends Third-Seeded Syracuse Home Early In NCAA Tourney

In an NCAA men's tournament that has surprised many with early upsets, the University of Dayton kept the run going by taking out third-seeded Syracuse 55-53 on Saturday.

As SBNation reports, the win puts the Dayton Flyers into their first Sweet 16 since 1984.

Dayton was up by six points in the final minute, which turned into a tense, slow crawl from Syracuse, at one point bringing the game within a point, as the team tried to pull together a winning play. And it almost did, with a 3-pointer in the air at the buzzer from Syracuse's Tyler Ennis. The clang of that shot against the rim, however, sealed their fate and the upset.

Dayton will face the winner of the Stanford (No. 10) vs. Kansas (No. 2) game on Sunday.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

Salena Godden grew up in 1970s England with a Jamaican mom and an absent English-Irish dad. In her memoir, Springfield Road, she looks back on her struggle to find her personal identity.
NPR

If You've Ever Looked For Faces In Your Potato Chips, Thank Myrtle Young

The Potato Chip Lady, aka Myrtle Young, died in August of this year. She was 90. Young became famous after showing her collection of unusually shaped chips to Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1987.
NPR

Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.
NPR

Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.