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NCAA Game Summary - California vs. Syracuse

11:19 PM, Mar 23, 2013   |    comments
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San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - The difference in travel between Syracuse and California to San Jose, approximately 2,850 miles.

The Orange, though, don't seem to care how far they have to travel the way they've been playing lately.

C.J. Fair netted 18 points in the Orange's 66-60 win over the Golden Bears in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in front of a partisan Cal crowd at HP Pavilion.

James Southerland tallied 14 points and nine rebounds, while Michael Carter- Williams added 12 points for fourth-seeded Syracuse (28-9), which advanced to its 17th Sweet Sixteen appearance under head coach Jim Boeheim.

The Orange dropped four of their last five regular season games before defeating Seton Hall, Pittsburgh and Georgetown en route to a championship game appearance in the Big East Tournament. Syracuse, though, blew a 16-point second-half lead against Louisville in the title game.

Syracuse will play the winner of Sunday's Indiana/Temple game in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Richard Solomon finished with 22 points and 14 boards for the 12th-seeded Golden Bears (21-12), who upset fifth-seeded UNLV in the second round on Thursday.

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