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Syracuse Defeats Villanova 72-61 - Recap

Syracuse got 22 points from C.J. Fair as they ran past Villanova 72-61 on Saturday at Carrier Dome.

Syracuse earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 14-point spread.

Jerami Grant had 13 points for Syracuse and Brandon Triche chipped in with 10 points. Michael Carter-Williams had 7 assists for them, while Rakeem Christmas was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 5 boards.

Villanova got a 12-point performance from JayVaughn Pinkston, who was supported by 11 points from Mouphtaou Yarou. Ryan Arcidiacono had 4 assists in a losing cause for Villanova, while Mouphtaou Yarou grabbed 14 rebounds.

Syracuse hit the break trailing 29-27 before taking care of business in the second half.

Villanova won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-34.