Syracuse 57, Cincinnati 55

Monday, January 21, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Officials - John Cahill, John Higgings, Mike Roberts
Attendance - 24281

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Cincinnati 18 37 55
Syracuse 22 35 57

Recap


No. 4 Syracuse 57, No. 20 Cincinnati 55:
Michael Carter-Williams collected 16 points and seven assists as the host Orange came alive late to edge the Bearcats.

C.J. Fair and Brandon Triche added 13 points apiece for Syracuse (18-1, 6-0 Big East), which has won 35 straight home games.

Sean Kilpatrick went 6-of-15 from 3-point range en route to 21 points for Cincinnati (16-4, 4-3), which struggled to 32.7 percent from the floor against the Orange’s 2-3 zone defense. The Bearcats recorded 32 of their 55 total field goal attempts from beyond the arc trying to shoot over the zone.

Cincinnati led by as many as seven points with less than five minutes left before Syracuse began to claw its way back. Triche hit back-to-back jumpers to spark an 8-3 run before Carter-Williams followed a free throw on the other end with a 3-pointer to knot it at 55 with 1:24 to play.

The Bearcats turned it over on their next possession and the Orange called a timeout to set things up. Jerami Grant drove the lane and missed a wild layup attempt, but Fair was there for the offensive rebound and tip-in to put Syracuse on top.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati went 10-of-32 from 3-point range. The Bearcats shot 20.7 percent in the first half to go into the break down 22-18. … Carter-Williams, who committed eight turnovers in an upset at then-No. 1 Louisville on Saturday, turned it over three times against the Bearcats (all in the first half). … Cincinnati will not face another ranked team until a trip to No. 23 Notre Dame on Feb. 24.

Cincinnati Bearcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sean Kilpatrick 39:00 6-16 6-15 3-3 0 5 5 2 2 1 1 0 21
JaQuon Parker 31:00 4-9 3-5 0-0 4 2 6 4 2 0 2 0 11
Cheikh Mbodj 30:00 3-4 0-0 3-4 2 4 6 1 3 0 1 1 9
Titus Rubles 30:00 2-5 0-1 1-1 5 1 6 5 1 0 1 0 5
Cashmere Wright 29:00 2-13 1-8 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 5
Jermaine Sanders 8:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
David Nyarsuk 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ge'Lawn Guyn 9:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Justin Jackson 14:00 1-3 0-0 2-2 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 4
Shaquille Thomas 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-55 10-32 9-10 13 20 33 13 11 2 9 1 55
  32.7% 31.2% 90.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 9

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Brandon Triche 36:00 6-13 1-6 0-1 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 13
C.J. Fair 40:00 5-11 1-2 2-2 1 5 6 0 3 1 0 1 13
Michael Carter-Williams 36:00 6-10 2-5 2-2 1 4 5 7 2 1 3 0 16
Rakeem Christmas 13:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2
DaJuan Coleman 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jerami Grant 28:00 2-5 0-0 1-2 1 6 7 0 2 0 1 1 5
Baye Moussa Keita 22:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 2 0
Trevor Cooney 18:00 3-7 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 8
TOTAL 200 23-50 6-18 5-7 6 19 25 11 8 7 6 5 57
  46.0% 33.3% 71.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 6