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Syracuse defeats Gonzaga men 63-60

Gonzaga stumbles late and falls to Syracuse, 63-60, in their Sweet 16 game at the United Center in Chicago Ill., Friday, March 25, 2016.

Gonzaga president Thayne McCulloh displays six men’s basketball championship rings, one women’s basketball championship ring and a baseball championship ring before the start of the Syracuse game, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh welcomes player Josh Perkins before the start of the Syracuse game, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga coach Mark Few chats with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim before the start of their Sweet 16 game, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan signals three points from a Kyle Wiltjer shot against Syracuse in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer battles Syracuse’s Trevor Cooney (on right) in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis (11) battle Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga band members shout for the Zags in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Domantas Sobonis (11) and Silas Melson (0) contain Syracuse’s Micheal Gbinije (0) in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan (23) drives past Syracuse’s DaJuan Coleman in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer launches a three-point shot in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan and Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije call for their team to get the ball in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer (33) slaps five with Domantas Sabonis in the first half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Mark Few argues a non-call against Eric McClellan in the second half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer dishes off to teammate Domantas Sabonis in the second half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis roars with delight after a call goes the Zags way in the second half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan, Dustin Triano and Rem Bakamus roar with delight as the Zags score in the second half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.


Gonzaga’s Silas Melson forces a turn over against Syracuse’s Trevor Cooney late in the game to give the Zags a chance to win the game, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis (11) is mugged by the Syracuse defenders Tyler Roberson (21) and Tyler Lydon (20) in the second half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis (11) is hammered by Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson and Malachi Richardson in the second half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Ryan Edwards, Dustin Triano and Rem Bakamus watch the final moments tick away against Syracuse, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga coach Mark Few and his players stare daggers at a referee in the second half after a non-call involving Domantas Sabonis (11), March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis (11) and Kyle Wiltjer (33) try to stop Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije late in the game, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis battles Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson for a rebound, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Kyle Dranginis (3) launches a shot over the Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson (21) in the second half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has his shot blocked by Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon in the final seconds of the second half, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer and Kyle Dranginis can’t stop Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije from putting in the winning shot, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Silas Melson, Domantas Sabonis (11) and Josh Perkins feel the pain after being beaten by Syracuse 63-60 in the Sweet 16, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan and Josh Perkins console each other in the locker room after falling to Syracuse 63-60 in the Sweet 16, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins is consoled by assistant coach Brian Michaelson in the locker room after falling to Syracuse 63-60 in the Sweet 16, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

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