Roundup: C.J. Fair leads unbeaten Syracuse

Forward C.J. Fair provided a spark for the Orange, hitting 8 of his 13 shots and grabbing seven rebounds.


Forward C.J. Fair provided a spark for the Orange, hitting 8 of his 13 shots and grabbing seven rebounds.

C.J. Fair rebounded from his worst game of the season with 19 points, Jerami Grant added 12, and No. 1 Syracuse beat visiting Clemson, 57-44, on Sunday night to remain unbeaten.

Fair, who was 2 for 13 for a season-low 6 points against Notre Dame Monday, responded with an 8-for-13 shooting night.


Syracuse (23-0, 10-0 Atlantic Coast) extended its school record for wins to start a season and matched the program mark for consecutive wins, established in the 1916-17 and 1917-18 seasons.

Syracuse shot 44.4 percent (24 of 54), committed just five turnovers, and dominated the paint, 32-14.

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K.J. McDaniels had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (15-7, 6-4).

Arizona 76, Oregon State 54 — Aaron Gordon had 17 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 16, and the No. 2 Wildcats (23-1, 10-1 Pac-12) routed the visiting Beavers (13-10, 5-6).

Wisconsin 60, Michigan State 58 — Traevon Jackson hit a pull-up jumper from about 10 feet with 2.1 seconds left to lift the host Badgers (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten) over the ninth-ranked Spartans (20-4, 9-2).


St. John’s 70, Creighton 65 — D’Angelo Harrison scored 19 points and the Red Storm (15-9, 5-6 Big East) topped the No. 12 Bluejays at Madison Square Garden.

Doug McDermott (25 points) didn’t score over the final 8:40 for Creighton (19-4, 9-2), which had won 14 of 15.

UConn 75, Central Florida 55 — Lasan Kromah and Shabazz Napier each had 17 points, and the No. 22 Huskies (18-5, 6-4 American Athletic) eased past the host Knights (9-11, 1-8).

Holy Cross 66, Bucknell 50 — Justin Burrell scored 19 points to help the Crusaders (14-10, 8-4 Patriot League) roll in Worcester for their seventh win in eight games.


UConn 81, Louisville 64 — Brianna Stewart had 24 points and 10 boards to lead the No. 1 Huskies (25-0, 12-0 American Athletic) over the No. 4 Cardinals (23-2, 11-1) in Storrs, Conn.

Notre Dame 101, Syracuse 64 — Jewell Loyd scored 23 points and the second-ranked Fighting Irish (23-0, 10-0 Atlantic Coast) routed the visiting Orange (17-7, 6-5).

Washington 87, Stanford 82 — Kelsey Plum scored 23 points and the host Huskies (13-10, 6-6 Pac-12) held off the third-ranked Cardinal.

The loss snapped a 62-game road conference winning streak for Stanford (22-2, 11-1) .

Florida State 72, BC 55 — Kelly Hughes drained all five of her 3-point attempts on her way to 23 points, but the Eagles (12-13, 3-8 Atlantic Coast) fell to the host Seminoles (16-7, 4-6).

Northeastern 61, College of Charleston 53 — Jewel Tunstull had a career-best 29 points, and the visiting Huskies (9-14, 3-7 Colonial Athletic) survived a six-minute scoring drought to start the game en route to a win over the Cougars (12-11, 5-5).

Stony Brook 76, UNH 63 — Kelsey Hogan (25 points) led the visiting Wildcats (14-9, 8-2 America East), who lost for just the second time in their last 12 games.

Maine 65, Binghamton 53 — Guard Sophie Wickstrom netted a career-high 16 points, powering the host Black Bears (13-11, 7-4 America East) past the Bearcats (4-20, 1-10).

Quinnipiac 65, Canisius 51 — The Bobcats (15-9, 10-4 Metro Atlantic) turned it on in the second half, outscoring the Golden Griffins, 46-21, en route to a victory in Hamden, Conn.

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