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College basketball: No. 3 Syracuse rallies past No. 21 Cincinnati

Published January 21, 2013 8:40 pm

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Syracuse, N.Y. • 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.

Trailing by seven points with just over 5 minutes left, Syracuse tied it at 55 on Michael Carter-Williams' 3-pointer 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 longest active streak in Division I.

Fair had 13 points for Syracuse (18-1, 6-0 Big East), which was coming off a 70-68 win at then-No. 1 Louisville.

Sean Kilpatrick had 21 points for the Bearcats (16-4, 4-3), who had won three straight.

Georgetown 63, No. 24 Notre Dame 47 • In South Bend, Ind., Otto Porter scored 19 points as Georgetown handed Notre Dame its third loss in four games. Notre Dame recorded season lows in points, 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.