Third Round Highlights: (4) Syracuse 66 – (12) California 60

03/24/2013

C.J. FairSAN JOSE, CA – Tournament teams beware: Syracuse’s vaunted 2-3 zone is clicking on all cylinders, and suddenly the Orange look poised to make a very deep run into March Madness.

C.J. Fair led a balanced offensive attack with 18 points, as Syracuse reached the Sweet Sixteen with a 66-60 victory over California. Three other Orange players reached double-figures, as SU held a whopping 41-19 edge in free throw attempts, proving critical in what was ultimately a six-point game.

Richard Solomon had a monster game for the Golden Bears, with game-highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds. But collectively, Cal was held to just 39.3% shooting from the field, and turned the ball over 17 times.

Ted Robinson and Bill Frieder called the action on Westwood One Sports.

(Fair scores off missed dunk to put Orange up 27-15)

(Southerland nails a trey to Montgomery’s dismay)

(Thurman gets inside as Golden Bears cut deficit to seven)

(Wallace buries a three as California within striking distance)

(Keita with a big dunk as Orange take late 62-53 lead)

(Syracuse punches their ticket for the Sweet Sixteen)

(Postgame interview with Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams)

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