Down 35–21 at the half on Sunday, Syracuse used a big second half push led by Malachi Richardson to upset No. 1 Virginia and advance to the Final Four. ACC Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon made just 2 of 14 shots as the Virginia offense fell flat, ultimately ceding the game by the score of 68–62.
Carmelo Anthony went crazy in a Snapchat:
Other athletes used Twitter to express their joy or sadness about the result:
Malachi Richardson made New Jersey proud today.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) March 28, 2016
🍊!!!— ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) March 28, 2016
What is y'all next excuse we haven't played a good team, we shouldn't be in the tourney!!!! Tell me please please!! 🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊— Michael Carter-Willi (@MCW1) March 28, 2016
Malachi is killlllin' right now.— Tyler Ennis (@tdot_ennis) March 28, 2016
Salty..😩— Mike Scott (@mikescott) March 28, 2016