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.