National Basketball Association
Syracuse 66, California 60
When: 9:40 PM ET, Saturday, March 23, 2013
Where: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
# Don Daily, # Bryan Kersey, # Mike Scyphers
Syracuse 66, California 60: C.J.
Fair scored 16 points as the Orange advanced to the Sweet 16 for the
second straight year, holding off the Golden Bears in an NCAA
Tournament third-round game in San Jose, Calif.
James Southerland added 14 points and nine rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams chipped in 12 for No. 4 Syracuse (28-9), which will face either Indiana or
Temple in the regional semifinals.
California (21-12), the No. 12
seed, couldn't get its offense going against the Orange, with leading
scorer Allen Crabbe finishing with eight points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Richard Solomon led the way for the Golden Bears with 20 points and
13 rebounds, while Tyrone Wallace added 12 points.
The Orange started out hot,
jumping ahead 11-2 after the first 6:20 of the contest. The Bears
responded with a 7-0 run to pull within two, but Syracuse responded by opening up a 12-p oint advantage before settling for an
eight-point halftime lead.
California tried to rally late in
the game, helped by Syracuse's 26-of-41 shooting from the free-throw
line, but turnovers derailed any comeback hopes. After
California pulled within seven and got a turnover with 1:49 to play,
Crabbe stepped on the sideline, killing the Bears' last bit of
GAME NOTEBOOK: California G
Justin Cobbs entered the game with a 15.4 ppg average, but finished
with five points on 2-of-9 shooting. … The Orange won the rebound
battle, 35-33, grabbing 13 offensive boards in the process. …
Syracuse G Brandon Triche shot 1-of-8 and scored eight points, five
below his average.
Top Game Performances
Richard Solomon 22
C.J. Fair 18
Justin Cobbs 4
Michael Carter-Williams 3
Richard Solomon 14
James Southerland 9
Richard Solomon 8
||Free Throws Made
Baye Moussa Keita 7
Justin Cobbs 2
James Southerland 4
Allen Crabbe 1
Rakeem Christmas 1
Team Stats Summary