After Tim Beckman's first disastrous season in Champaign last year, it seemed that every game on the 2013 slate was going to be a tough test for his Fighting Illini.
Jake Golic transferred from Notre Dame in May to go to the University of Cincinnati, where he expected to play his final college football season.
Cincinnati has had more than enough time to move on from another close conference defeat.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) C.J. Fair tipped in the go-ahead basket with 19.4 seconds left and No. 3 Syracuse rallied past No. 21 Cincinnati 57-55 on Monday.