California vs. Syracuse: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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California vs. Syracuse: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
California 60
(21-12, 6-5 away)
(16) Syracuse 66
(28-9, 17-2 home)
Venue: HP Pavilion
9:50PM ET / 6:50PM PT, March 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
California 24 36 60
Syracuse 32 34 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
California R Solomon 22 R Solomon 14 J Cobbs 4
Syracuse C Fair 18 J Southerland 9 M Carter-Williams 3

No. 4-seeded Syracuse got a major victory over No. 12-seeded California 66-60 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Mar. 23. James Southerland played well for the Orange and put up 14 points and nine rebounds. C.J. Fair also had a strong showing, scoring a team-high 18 points and adding six rebounds. Richard Solomon recorded a double-double for the Golden Bears with a career-high 22 points and 14 rebounds. California wraps up the season with a 21-12 record. The Golden Bears got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Utah 79-69 in the Pac-12 Tournament In the regular season, they finished third in the Pac-12 with a 12-6 conference record. California defeated No. 5-seeded UNLV 64-61 in the second round. Syracuse (28-9, 11-7 Big East) takes on No. 1-seeded Indiana (28-6, 14-4 Big Ten) in the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday, Mar. 28.

Syracuse Game Notes

  • The last time SU started the season 28-9 was 2008.
  • Syracuse has won 92 percent of the time this season (12-1) when its three-point percentage has been 40.0 percent or better.
  • The Orange have won 86 percent of the time this season (12-2) after recording 10 or more steals.
  • Syracuse has won 79 percent of the time this season (11-3) after committing 15 or fewer turnovers.
  • SU has won every game this season (6-0) after holding an opponent to under 19.0 percent three-point percentage.
  • SU has won 92 percent of the time this season (22-2) when opponents record 12 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Syracuse has won 71 percent of the time (15-6) when Michael Carter-Williams has 12 points or more, 73 percent of the time (8-3) when C.J. Fair plays 39 minutes or more, and 83 percent of the time (19-4) when James Southerland has four field goals made or more.
  • The Orange set a season high for free throws made (26).
  • The last time SU recorded at least 26 free throws made was Feb 19, 2011 against Rutgers.
  • The Orange have outshot their opponents in three-point percentage for the past six games.
  • The top two scorers (C.J. Fair and James Southerland) accounted for 48.4 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (James Southerland and Baye Keita) accounted for 43.2 percent of the rebounds.
  • C.J. Fair has led the team in scoring in 15 out of 37 games this season.
  • James Southerland has led the team in rebounding in six out of 37 games this season.
  • C.J. Fair has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for James Southerland.

California Game Notes

  • Richard Solomon recorded a team season high in rebounds with 14.
  • Richard Solomon accounted for 36.6 percent of the team's points.
  • Richard Solomon accounted for 41.1 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Richard Solomon has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 33 games this season.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Richard Solomon's career.
  • Richard Solomon recorded a double-double. It was his third this season and fourth of his career.
  • Richard Solomon set career highs with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and nine defensive rebounds.
Cal PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Richard Solomon3422141001
B+David Kravish21463212
BRobert Thurman18920000
C+Tyrone Wallace281212002
CAllen Crabbe38842015
CJustin Cobbs30514204
-Brandon Smith9020100
D+Ricky Kreklow21032103
SU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJ. Southerland351492402
AC.J. Fair391860212
B+Baye Keita241170011
B-R. Christmas16350111
B-M. Carter-Williams381223105
B-Brandon Triche40842203
-Jerami Grant7020001

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