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March Madness - Syracuse vs Marquette Final: 55-39 - Recap

James Southerland scored 16 points leading Syracuse to a 55-39 victory over Marquette at Verizon Center on Saturday.

Syracuse was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as a favorite.

C.J. Fair had 13 points for Syracuse and Michael Carter-Williams chipped in with 12 points. Michael Carter-Williams had 5 assists for them, while Michael Carter-Williams was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Marquette got a 14-point performance from Vander Blue, who was supported by 14 points from Davante Gardner. Junior Cadougan had 2 assists in a losing cause for Marquette, while Davante Gardner grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Syracuse were victorious, as the score was 24-18 at the break.

Marquette won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-37.