LOUISVILLE, Ky. — C.J. Fair scored 13 points and No. 2 Syracuse scored the final six points of the game to beat No. 19 Louisville 52-51 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Cardinals.
Syracuse (26-1, 13-1 Big East) used an 8-0 run to take an eight-point lead, only to see Louisville (20-6, 8-5) rally with a 15-2 run of its own.
Fab Melo scored 11 points and the best shooting team in the Big East overcame a 34.4 percent effort, including 1 of 15 from 3-point range, to win.
Freshman Chane Behanan had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals.
No. 9 Baylor 79, Iowa St. 64
WACO, Texas — Perry Jones III rediscovered his shooting touch with 18 points and No. 9 Baylor rebounded from consecutive losses with a 79-64 victory over Iowa State.
Jones already had 10 points by halftime, one more than he had combined last week when Baylor (22-4, 9-4 Big 12) lost consecutive games to No. 4 Kansas and No. 3 Missouri for the second time in four weeks. The Bears are undefeated against the rest of the Big 12 and everybody else they have played.
Freshman Quincy Miller added 16 points for the Bears, while Anthony Jones had 12 points and Quincy Acy 11.
Melvin Ejim had 17 points for Iowa State (18-8, 8-5), which had won four of its previous five games to tie Baylor for third in the league behind Kansas and Missouri.