March Madness 2021: No. 11 Syracuse defeats No. 3 West Virginia in Second Round

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March Madness 2021: No. 11 Syracuse defeats No. 3 West Virginia originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Jim Boeheim and his Syracuse Orange are going to the Sweet 16.

Buddy Boeheim scored 25 points and Joe Girard added 14 points with seven assists and six rebounds as the 11th-seeded Orange held on to beat third-seeded West Virginia, 75-72 in the Midwest Region on Sunday night.

Boeheim had six of the Orange's 14 3-pointers.

Sean McNeil led West Virginia with 23 points, hitting seven 3s.

The game featured two of the winningest coaches in Division I history. It was Boeheim's 982nd career win, 82 more than the Mountaineers' Bob Huggins.

It will be Boeheim's 19th trip to the round of 16 in his 45 seasons at his alma mater.