Syracuse vs Gonzaga Back
Syracuse Orange Basketball
Gonzaga Bulldogs Basketball
2 games
Syracuse 2-0
DATE   Opposing Coach   Score Starters Notes
Mark Few
Triche, Rautins, Joseph, Jackson, Johnson Johnson 31 pts, 14 reb, Rautins 24 pts
Mark Few
Gbinije, Cooney, Coleman, Roberson, Richardson Gbinije 20 pts, Roberson 12 reb

The Syracuse Orange and Gonzaga Bulldgos have met twice, both times in the NCAA tournament. The first time was in the 2nd round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The Orange won the game 87-65.

The second meeting occurred in 2016 in the Sweet Sixteen. Both teams were low seeds having pulled two upsets each to get to the game with Gonzaga #11 and Syracuse #10. Gonzaga jumped to an earlier 11 point lead, but the Orange cut it back to a close margin. Michael Gbinije's offensive rebound and basket on his own missed shot with 22 seconds to go put the Orange up by one. Tyler Lydon's block with 1.6 seconds left, followed by his getting fouled and making two free throws sealed the win as the Orange moved on to the Elite Eight.

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