Oklahoma had the lead during the whole game and surprisingly defeated a scrappy Syracuse team quite easily. They were able to contain Devendorf and Flynn to an extent. Blake Griffin dropped 30 points and even hit the side of his face while dunking. Tony Crocker from Oklahoma had a huge game with a career high 28 points. Oklahoma advances to the Elite 8 versus the winner of North Carolina and Gonzaga. The final score was 87-71.