C.J. Fair scored 18 points, James Southerland added 14 and the fourth-seeded Orange survived a second-half drought of more than 12 minutes without a field goal to beat No. 12 seed California 66-60 on Saturday night in the NCAA tournament.
Brandon Triche and James Southerland combined for 37 points in the final home game of their careers, and No. 17 Syracuse beat DePaul 78-57 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Notre Dame’s four-game winning streak was snapped as they had trouble keeping the ball against Syracuse Saturday, losing 70-58. The Irish was only responsible for four turnovers in the first half, but struggled during the second half.