Despite Fair's efforts, Syracuse scuffling down the stretch as postseason looms

C.J. Fair has been the most consistent player for No. 12 Syracuse. He's averaging 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, and is hitting 82.1 percent of his free throws.

Now, Fair just needs his teammates to join him.

After being ranked in the Top 10 for much of the season, Syracuse has been knocked down a few notches. Since its most impressive win of the season, a 70-68 road victory over then-No. 1 Louisville, Syracuse has gone 5-5 in the Big East and dropped to No. 12 in the AP Top 25.

And now 10th-ranked Louisville (23-5, 11-4) is coming to town on Saturday looking for a little payback against a team that's lost two straight and three of five in the most difficult part of its schedule.