Boston, MA (Sporting Alert) — C.J. Fair scored 15 points and seven rebounds and Syracuse held on for a 64-63 victory over Wisconsin as college the basketball tournament resumed on Thursday.
Scoop Jardine had 14 points and four assists and Dion Waiters added 13 points for the top-seeded Orange, which shot 55 percent from the field.
Brandon Triche also ended with 11 points in the win for Syracuse, which also shot 55-percent from 3-point range.
Meanwhile, Jared Berggren and Jordan Taylor both finished with 17 points to lead the Wisconsin Badgers, which just missed stealing the victory at the end, following a failed attempt before the buzzer.
Wisconsin: J. Taylor 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Syracuse: C. Fair 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Stl
7:15 PM ET, March 22, 2012
TD Garden, Boston, MA