Syracuse edges Cincinnati
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1/22/13 at 5:46 AM
C.J. Fair tipped in the go-ahead basket with 19.4 seconds left and No. 3 Syracuse rallied past No. 21 Cincinnati 57-55 on Monday in Syracuse, N.Y.
Trailing by seven with just over 5 minutes left, Syracuse tied it at 55 on Michael Carter-Williams' 3-pointer from the top of the key with 80 seconds left.
Fair's tip came after Jerami Grant drove the lane and missed. Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright missed a 3 from straight on with 2.9 seconds left and the Orange had their 35th straight win at home.
The Orange outscored the Bearcats 13-4 in the final minutes. Fair finished with 13 points. Syracuse (18-1, 6-0 Big East) was coming off a 70-68 win at then-No. 1 Louisville on Saturday.
The Bearcats (16-4, 4-3 Big East) had won three in a row.
Georgetown 63, No. 24 Notre Dame 47: In South Bend, Ind., Otto Porter scored 19 points to lead Georgetown past Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish's third loss in four games.
It was a dismal night for Notre Dame's offense, which recorded season lows in points scored, field-goal percentage (35 percent) and assists (11).
The Irish (15-4, 3-3 Big East) went on long stretches without scoring in both halves, while Georgetown (13-4, 3-3) shot 53 percent from the field.