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No. 8 Syracuse holds off No. 18 Baylor 74-67 in Maui Invitational for tournament title

  • Baylor forward Cory Jefferson (34) guards Syracuse forward DaJuan Coleman (32) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Baylor forward Cory Jefferson (34) guards Syracuse forward DaJuan Coleman (32) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim points of one of his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim points of one of his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor head coach Scott Drew shouts instructions to his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Baylor head coach Scott Drew shouts instructions to his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

C.J Fair scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half and No. 8 Syracuse beat No. 18 Baylor 74-67 on Wednesday night for the Maui Invitational title.

The Orange (7-0) delivered three wins in three days, taking control against Baylor midway through the first half and limiting the Bears' hopes of a comeback. Syracuse improved to 9-0 all-time at Maui.

Baylor had 10-2 run to make it 68-62 with Cory Jefferson dunking an alley-oop pass, but Fair responded immediately with a jumper with just over two minutes left.

Jefferson led Baylor (6-1) with 15 points.