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. But the Orange held the Cardinals without a point over the final 3 1/2 minutes and Fair hit the go-ahead layup with 2:11 left.
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 for the sixth straight time since losing at Notre Dame.
Freshman Chane Behanan had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals, who had won six straight conference games.