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Syracuse center Baye Moussa Keita rises to the occasion as the Orange get set for the Final 4

  • Syracuse players and coaches celebrate for photographers after their 55-39 win over Marquette in the East Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Syracuse players and coaches celebrate for photographers after their 55-39 win over Marquette in the East Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas (25) high-fives fans while leaving the court after their 55-39 win over Marquette in the East Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas (25) high-fives fans while leaving the court after their 55-39 win over Marquette in the East Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim cuts down the net following their 55-39 win over Marquette in the East Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim cuts down the net following their 55-39 win over Marquette in the East Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)  (The Associated Press)

Syracuse is back in the Final Four, compliments of its stifling zone defense.

In the Orange's four tournament wins, opponents have shot 61 of 211 (28.9 percent) and 14 of 91 (15.3 percent) from behind the arc.

The long arms of the Orange — led by centers Baye (BYE) Moussa Keita (KEY'-tah) and Rakeem Christmas — also have blocked 25 shots and nabbed 33 steals.

The emergence of Keita, a native of Senegal, has come despite not starting a single game since his freshman year.