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 Mississippi State's center Erick Damper (25) scores over Syracuse center John Wallace (44) during the 1996 NCAA Tournament semifinal game in the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. Syracuse defeated Mississippi State 77-69 and moved on to meet Kentucky in the finals.
RICH CLARKSON/NCAA PHOTOS Mississippi State's center Erick Damper (25) scores over Syracuse center John Wallace (44) during the 1996 NCAA Tournament semifinal game in the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. Syracuse defeated Mississippi State 77-69 and moved on to meet Kentucky in the finals.
RICH CLARKSON/NCAA PHOTOS Mississippi State's center Erick Damper (25) scores over Syracuse center John Wallace (44) during the 1996 NCAA Tournament semifinal game in the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. Syracuse defeated Mississippi State 77-69 and moved on to meet Kentucky in the finals.