As the half ended, a sea of blue and white blocked the big screen in the Highsmith student union on the UNCA campus. Photo by Bill Rhodes
At half-time it looked as if NCAA history was going to be made by UNCA: They led by 4. But in the second half, Syracuse showed its depth in the bench and made fewer mistakes. UNCA, out-sized, out-gunned and out-scored, was not a push-over, though. The Bulldogs can hold their heads high.
The smaller and tired Bulldogs fought to the last seconds.They join every other 16th-seed team in NCAA history as losing to a 1st seed. No history today, except for the fans at Highsmith. They will never forget it.