Syracuse 72, Villanova 61

Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Officials - Brian O'Connell, Michael Stephens, Gene Steratore
Attendance - 27586

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Villanova 29 32 61
Syracuse 27 45 72

Recap


No. 7 Syracuse 72, Villanova 61: C.J. Fair scored 16 of his 22 points during the second half as the Orange recorded their sixth straight victory and extended their nation-best home winning streak to 34 games.

Jerami Grant had a career-high 13 points for Syracuse (16-1, 4-0 Big East), which announced prior to the contest that James Southerland was ruled out indefinitely due to an unspecified eligibility issue. The senior is the Orange's second-leading scorer at 13.6 points per game.

Mouphtaou Yarou collected his second straight double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds for Villanova (11-5, 2-1), which entered the game having defeated Syracuse in three of four contests in New York.

With leading scorer Brandon Triche hampered by foul trouble, Fair took it upon himself to ignite a second-half surge. Fair drilled a 3-pointer and scored nine of the Orange's initial 11 points in the session as Syracuse seized a 40-34 advantage.

After Achraf Yacoubou connected from beyond the arc to trim the Orange's lead to 44-43, Trevor Cooney drained back-to-back 3-pointers to highlight a 17-4 spurt as Syracuse pulled away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, who is the Big East Rookie of the Week, struggled in his second consecutive game. After mustering just five points versus South Florida on Wednesday, the freshman was held scoreless in the first half and went 1-for-7 from 3-point range to finish with seven points. ... Both teams struggled mightily from beyond the arc. Syracuse went 4-for-14 while Villanova made just 5 of 23 attempts from 3-point range. ... Triche picked up his fourth foul just over three minutes into the second half. He remained on the bench for the majority of the session.

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mouphtaou Yarou 35:00 3-6 0-0 5-6 4 10 14 2 3 0 2 1 11
James Bell 24:00 2-5 2-5 2-2 0 2 2 1 5 1 1 0 8
Darrun Hilliard 26:00 2-9 0-5 4-6 1 1 2 1 4 2 1 0 8
Ryan Arcidiacono 35:00 2-8 1-7 2-2 0 1 1 4 4 0 6 0 7
Daniel Ochefu 29:00 1-6 0-0 2-2 5 2 7 1 1 1 2 2 4
JayVaughn Pinkston 18:00 3-9 0-1 6-8 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 12
Maurice Sutton 4:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 3
Achraf Yacoubou 21:00 3-7 2-5 0-0 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 0 8
Tony Chennault 8:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-54 5-23 22-28 15 20 35 10 22 4 16 3 61
  31.5% 21.7% 78.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 16

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Brandon Triche 25:00 1-8 1-4 7-8 2 2 4 2 4 1 3 0 10
C.J. Fair 38:00 7-12 1-2 7-8 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 4 22
Michael Carter-Williams 38:00 3-12 0-2 4-6 1 2 3 7 2 3 3 0 10
Rakeem Christmas 33:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 0 4 0 1 2 4
DaJuan Coleman 15:00 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 6
Jerami Grant 29:00 4-7 0-0 5-6 3 2 5 1 3 1 0 2 13
Trevor Cooney 17:00 2-6 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 6
Baye Moussa Keita 5:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 22-55 4-14 24-30 9 18 27 11 21 8 10 8 72
  40.0% 28.6% 80.0% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 10