Fair, No. 3 Syracuse edges No. 21 Cincinnati 57-55

Fair, No. 3 Syracuse edges No. 21 Cincinnati 57-55
January 21, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Cincinnati's Titus Rubles controls a loose ball against Syracuse's Jeremi Grant during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) 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 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 longest active streak in Division I.

The Orange outscored the Bearcats 13-4 in the final minutes.

Syracuse (18-1, 6-0 Big East) was coming off a 70-68 win at Louisville on Saturday that knocked the Cardinals out of the No. 1 spot in the nation.