The semifinal round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament's East Regional took place at the TD Garden on Thursday.
In the opener, C. J. Fair scored 15 points as top-seeded Syracuse (34-2) held off the fourth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers (26-10) 64-63, enabling the Orangemen to reach the Elite Eight for the first time since their national championship season of 2002-03.
In the nightcap, Jared Sullinger produced a double-double (23 points, 11 rebounds) while Deshaun Thomas scored 26 as the second-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (30-7) used a 17-1 run to wear down the sixth-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats (26-11) 81-66.
The Buckeyes will take on Syracuse on Saturday for a trip to the Final Four in New Orleans.