Semifinal—Game One

Midwest Regional champion Mississippi St. vs. West Regional champ Syracuse; Saturday, Mar. 30 (5:42 p.m. tipoff). Coaches: Richard Williams, Mississippi St. and Jim Boeheim, Syracuse. Favorite: Mississippi St. by 3 1/2.

Mississippi St. (SEC) 36 33— 69

Syracuse (Big East) 36 41— 77

High scorers— Darryl Wilson, Mississippi St. (20) and John Wallace, Syracuse (21); Att— 19,229; TV rating—11.4/25 share (CBS).

All-Tournament TeamThe Final FourSemifinal—Game Two