Clear Out When Syracuse Guard Michael Carter-Williams is Heading Down the Lane (Video)

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Cincinnati guard Cashmere Wright returned from injury on Monday evening and the Bearcats gave Syracuse quite the battle on their home court.

A late game tip-in by Orange forward C.J. Fair put Syracuse up 57-55 with under 30 seconds to play. Fair’s score ended up being the deciding factor in the contest.

Or then again, maybe it will a one-handed flush by sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams that was the difference. Either way, both of them are highlights that you don’t want to miss.

While Fair’s tip-in came at an opportune time and virtually won the game on the scoreboard for the Orange, Carter-Williams’ throw down is worth checking out over and over again.

The nation’s leading assist man at 6-foot-6 has burst onto the scene this season, pacing the Orange in the back court in his second season at Syracuse. Known for his length and athleticism, Carter-Williams put both on display in the clip below, beating his man off the dribble and heading straight down the lane.

Take a look at Carter-Williams’ monster dunk from Monday night:

http://youtu.be/LsM1MrPPfM4

In the contest, Carter-Williams finished the game with a team-high 16 points while dishing out seven assists, a stat that is actually two below his season average of nine. Aided by back court mate and senior guard Brandon Triche, the duo once again rescued Syracuse in a tight, close-knit battle.

With the victory, Syracuse improved to 18-1 overall and 6-0 within the Big East Conference. The win also extended their home winning streak to 35 consecutive games.

 

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