SYRACUSE, N.Y. — 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 points with just over five minutes left, Syracuse tied it at 55 on Michael Carter-Williams’ 3-pointer 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.
Fair had 13 points for Syracuse (18-1, 6-0 Big East), which was coming off a 70-68 win at then-No. 1 Louisville.
Syracuse is 28-1 in regular-season play in the Big East the past two years, the loss at Notre Dame one year ago Monday.
Sean Kilpatrick had 21 points for the Bearcats (16-4, 4-3), who had won three straight.
Also on Monday:
No. 24 Notre Dame 47
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Otto Porter scored 19 points to lead Georgetown over Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish’s third loss in four games. Notre Dame (15-4, 3-3 Big East) recorded season lows in points, field goal percentage (35 percent) and assists (11), while Georgetown (13-4, 3-3) shot 53 percent from the field.