Men's Basketball

Late tip lifts Syracuse past Cincinnati

C.J. Fair tipped in the go-ahead basket with 19.4 seconds left and No. 3 Syracuse rallied past No. 21 Cincinnati 57-55 in college basketball action Monday.

Trailing by seven with a little more than five minutes left, Syracuse tied it at 55 on Michael Carter-Williams' three-pointer from the top of the key with 80 seconds left.

Fair's tip came after Jerami Grant drove the lane and missed. Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright missed a 3 from straight on with 2.9 seconds left and the Orange had their 35th straight win at home, the longest active streak in Division I.

The Orange outscored the Bearcats 13-4 in the final minutes. Fair finished with 13 points.

Syracuse is 28-1 in regular-season play in the Big East in the past two years.

Georgetown 63, No. 24 Notre Dame 47: Otto Porter scored 19 points as visiting Georgetown handed Notre Dame its third loss in four games.

The Irish had season lows in points scored, field-goal percentage (35 percent) and assists (11). They went long stretches without scoring in both halves, while Georgetown shot 53 percent.

Last season the Hoyas beat 59-41, Notre Dame's lowest point total in four years.

Cards to play Villanova

Louisville, ranked fifth in the nation, will try to bounce back from its first loss in two months when the Cardinals take on Villanova at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia.

Despite 25 points from Russ Smith, Louisville (16-2, 4-1 Big East) lost to Syracuse 70-68 Saturday, and promptly fell from the No. 1 spot in the polls.

Villanova lost to Providence 69-66 on Saturday. JayVaughn Pinkston came off the bench for 20 points in the loss.


Belmont 65, Eastern Kentucky 49: A scoring drought midway through the second half sent the visiting Lady Colonels (10-7, 4-2) to their second Ohio Valley Conference loss of the season.

A three-pointer by freshman Miranda Maples early in the second half lifted EKU to a five-point lead. But the Lady Colonels scored just four points over the next 13 minutes as Belmont used a 23-4 run to slowly pull away for its 12th win. EKU shot a season-low 32 percent from the field in the loss.

Senior Alex Jones (Elizabethtown) recorded her second straight double-double in the loss, scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

UK's Mathies named SEC's player of week

Kentucky senior guard A'dia Mathies was named the Southeastern Conference's player of the week.

Mathies, a 5-foot-9 guard out of Iroquois High School, averaged 22.5 points, 3.5 rebounds a game and shot 60 percent, including an impressive .727 percent from the three-point line in last week's two games, wins over Mississippi State and Auburn.

DePaul's Martin out 1-3 weeks with knee injury

DePaul guard Anna Martin will be sidelined for a few weeks with an injury to her left knee.

Martin, a Lexington Christian graduate who leads DePaul in scoring at 16.2 per game, suffered the injury against Providence on Saturday. She played only six minutes and had three points.

The senior led the Big East in scoring last season with 19.1 points per game. DePaul Coach Doug Bruno said she is expected to miss one to three weeks.