NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Syracuse nor Pitt wanted to see its Big East tenure end in the quarterfinals of their last conference tournament.
James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams kept Syracuse’s run at one more title going as the 19th-ranked Orange beat No. 17 Pitt 62-59 on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Both schools are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. They didn’t disappoint the sellout crowd, providing one last great game before they head south.