Sam Maller | Asst. Photo Editor
SU cheerleaders lead the Orange onto the floor.
Villanova breaks a huddle prior to tip-off.
Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas (25) rises above Villanova forward Daniel Ochefu (23) to control the tip.
Villanova head coach Jay Wright questions a call made by officials.
Syracuse forwards CJ Fair (5) and Rakeem Christmas (32) contest Villanova forward Daniel Ochefu's (23) shot.
Syracuse's Jerami Grant (3) celebrates a put-back slam with point guard Michael Carter-Williams. Grant finished the game with a career-high 13 points on 4 of 7 shooting.
Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas (25) hits a fadeaway jumper over Villanova's Maurice Sutton (25).
Syracuse forward CJ Fair (5) and point guard Michael Carter-Williams force a turnover by Villanova's Achraf Yacoubou.
Syracuse forward CJ Fair (5) connects on one of his seven field goals. Fair finished the game with 22 points.
Syaracuse coach Jim Boeheim reacts to a call made by officials.
Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney was 2-6 on the game but hit two clutch threes down the line to seal the Orange's victory.
Syracuse's Jerami Grant (3) is fouled as he attempts a layup in traffic late in the second half.
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