C.J. Fair Scores 24 As Orange Win Maui Invitational - SCACCHoops.com
>> Next Article ACC Morning Linkfest 11/28
<< Previous Article Jabari Parker Leads Duke Into Preseason NIT Final

C.J. Fair Scores 24 As Orange Win Maui Invitational

   Posted by NunesMagician at  11/28/2013 7:59:28 AM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
Discuss     Bookmark and Share

Syracuse holds off the Baylor Bears to earn its third Maui Invitational title.  Another Maui Invitational, another Syracuse Orange championship.

Just like their 1990 and 1998 predecessors, the 2013 Syracuse basketball team is leaving Maui with a tournament championship following a 74-67 victory over the No. 18 Baylor Bears.

When they needed him most, C.J. Fair stepped up and led the Orange to victory:

"I knew that the team was looking upon me to make plays, and once I seen a couple of my jumpers go in, that kind of gave me confidence and teammates confidence to keep getting me open and finding me," Fair said. "It was a team effort from there."

The senior forward finished with a game-high 24 points, including 14 in the second half, as Syracuse (7-0) edged Baylor (6-1) 74-67 to win its third Maui Invitational crown and remain undefeated all-time in Lahaina, Hawaii. Fair showcased a polished mid-range game, but also a superb all-around performance, drawing an offensive foul on a half-court trap and showing patience working around off-ball screens.

Jerami Grant, whop helped carry SU in the first half, finished with 19 points while Tyler Ennis garnered 11 points and nine assists.

Now a three-time Maui champion, Jim Boeheim sounds like someone who is done coming to town for "business trips."

"I’ve retired from Maui. That’s what I will tell you. The next time I come to Maui, I’ll have my golf clubs."


Happy Thanksgiving, Syracuse Fans!

P.S. - Baye Keita in that photo above…God bless you, Baye



This article was originally published at http://nunesmagician.com (an SB Nation blog). If you are interested in sharing your website's content with SCACCHoops.com, Contact Us.


Post a Comment About this Article
Entry Link     0 Comment(s)
>> Next Article ACC Morning Linkfest 11/28
<< Previous Article Jabari Parker Leads Duke Into Preseason NIT Final

Comments on C.J. Fair Scores 24 As Orange Win Maui Invitational

There are currently no posts for this NewsBreaker

Post a Comment

Posting As:   Remember Me?

Before submitting this form, please type the color of the second character:

Where does your sports attention turn now?
College Football
Something Else (Soccer, NASCAR, etc)

Coach K takes center stage at #FanTownHall
7/3/2015 6:48:14 AM
How the rest of the country caught up to SEC Football
7/1/2015 10:24:52 PM
Ranking the 5 best Defensive Linemen in the ACC for 2015
6/30/2015 9:00:05 PM
Rick Pitino says Louisville no longer looking to add a player for 2015-16
6/30/2015 8:59:34 PM
Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere 6/29/15
6/30/2015 6:11:44 AM
Ranking the ACC's 10 best non-conference football games for 2015
6/29/2015 6:17:08 AM
Providence Center Paschal Chukwu Will Transfer to Syracuse
6/29/2015 6:16:39 AM
Rick Pitino and Louisville Basketball Positioned Perfectly for the Inevitable
6/29/2015 6:16:06 AM
Watch Chinanu Onuaku's new underhanded free-throw style
6/28/2015 7:21:13 AM
The Basketball Tournament: Pitt players among the field
6/28/2015 7:19:43 AM
Ranking the 5 best Tight Ends in the ACC for 2015
6/27/2015 7:46:00 AM
ACC leads all conferences with 12 players selected in the NBA Draft
6/26/2015 9:02:57 AM
Has the ACC become the nation's best collegiate sports conference?
6/26/2015 9:02:23 AM
Mike Hopkins Formally Named Jim Boeheim's Designated Replacement
6/25/2015 6:51:49 PM
Transfer Rafael Maia may not be ready to join Pitt
6/25/2015 8:37:48 AM
Message Board
RSS Feed  
SCACC Hoops has no affiliation to the NCAA or the ACC
Team logos are trademarks of their respective organizations (more/credits)