Posted March 15, 2009 07:23 pm - Updated March 15, 2009 09:19 pm

ASU 77, Barton 61, Southeast Regional semifinal, FINAL

We're a few minutes from the 7:30 p.m. tipoff. As you know, USC Aiken won the early game. Now, it's time for ASU to see if it can join the Pacers.

This doesn't appear to be a sellout tonight. Typical Sunday crowd. But this thing will be loud. Someone's going to lose an ear drum tonight.

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ASU 11, Barton 4, 16:05 left until halftime

Siler opened with consecutive dunks.

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ASU 13, Barton 6, 14:24 left

How's that for a fast start? Greg Hire has five points, Siler has 4 points and 2 boards. ASU's inside game taking advantage of a smaller Bulldogs squad.

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ASU 16, Barton 6, 11:22 left

Bulldogs going to the line for two free throws. ASU shooting 58 percent from the field and passing the ball around nicely.

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ASU 23, Barton 10, 9:03 left

Barton's L.J. Dunn just picked up his second foul. That's huge. Siler has 8 points. Fred Brathwaite has 7.

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ASU 25, Barton 12, 7:52 left

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ASU 31, Barton 20, 4:54 left

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ASU 33, Barton 21, 3:46 left

Siler is like Gulliver in the land of Lilliput. He is using his size and abusing Barton in the paint. He just made a layup and will go to the line to convert a three-point play. He has 11 points already.

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ASU 41, Barton 24, 1:48 left

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ASU 43, Barton 26, HALFTIME

What a half for the Jaguars. They shot 60 percent from the field. Siler has 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks and just 1 foul. Brathwaite has 13 points. Team leading scored Ben Madgen only has 8 points.

ASU is 11-for-12 from the foul line, while Barton is 5-for-8. ASU is winning the rebounding battle, 21-10.

Barton was held to 35 percent shooting.

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ASU 48, Barton 26, 17:37 remaining

Madgen opened the half with five points.

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ASU 51, Barton 28, 15:54 left

Madgen just hit another 3. ASU by no stretch is playing perfect. The Jaguars have 11 turnovers. But they're shooting 60 percent from the floor. They look like a much different team tonight than they did last night.

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ASU 58, Barton 33, 13:17 left

Dixon just canned a 3-pointer from the corner. Jaguars playing outstanding on both ends of the floor. Madgen has 16 points, Siler has 15 and Brathwaite 13. ASU shooting 61 percent from the field.

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ASU 58, Barton 40, 12:00 left

Bulldogs have scored seven straight with Siler out of the game. He's back.

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ASU 60, Barton 40, 11:36 left

All the air just got sucked out of the building. Ben Madgen just went down with an injury. He's grimacing. He appears have to injured his right foot/ankle. He's limping back to the training room.

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ASU 63, Barton 49, 9:00 left

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ASU 63, Barton 51, 8:11 left

Madgen's back on the bench with ice taped to his right knee. Let's hope this isn't serious. Madgen's taken the ice off. Will he return?

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ASU 66, Barton 51, 7:31 left

Smith just drained a huge, and I mean huge, 3-pointer with :01 on the shot clock. That stopped the bleeding.

It appears Madgen just has a bruise.

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ASU 66, Barton 51, 6:49 left

Madgen returns.

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ASU 68, Barton 53, 4:11 left

Jaguars just turned it over again. They've committed 18.

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ASU 70, Barton 56, 2:34 left

Jaguars can smell the Sweet Sixteen. Bill James says it's a 72 percent probability now for an ASU win.

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ASU 71, Barton 56, 1:42 left

This thing is over. Jaguars are going to the Sweet Sixteen. ASU to face USCA at 7:30 Tuesday night.

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ASU 77, Barton 61, FINAL

Siler had 19 points and 7 rebounds. Madgen finished with 18 points. Brathwaite had 13. Dixon had 10.

Check out the blog site in a few hours with a quick preview of the upcoming Southeast Regional championship matchup.