Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) - C.J. Fair played the role of hero, tipping the ball in for the go-ahead basket in the waning seconds that lifted the No. 3 Syracuse Orange to a 57-55 victory over 21st-ranked Cincinnati.
Michael Carter-Williams scored 16 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer, for the Orange (18-1, 6-0 Big East), who were coming off their fourth win in program history against the nation's top-ranked team. Syracuse edged then-No. 1 Louisville on Saturday.
Fair and Brandon Triche had 13 points apiece for Syracuse, which extended its school-record home winning streak to 35 games.
Sean Kilpatrick hit six 3-pointers and finished with 21 points for the Bearcats (16-4, 4-3), who lost for the first time in eight games away from home this season.