Triche scored on a driving layup to start the extra session, Keita put the Orange up by four with a putback and they held on from there — thanks in part to an emphatic, soaring dunk by C.J. Fair over multiple outstretched arms.
Down by three, Georgetown got the ball with 18.4 seconds remaining. Syracuse trapped Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter Jr. near the sideline and he threw an off-balance pass into the middle of the court that was intercepted.
Fair had a chance to seal it at the line, but he missed both free throws. Jabril Trawick’s heave from halfcourt banged off the backboard, and the jubilant Orange held on.