C .J. FAIR AND Tyler Ennis both scored 21 points, and No. 2 Syracuse pulled out a 68-63 victory over St. John's yesterday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Fair hit three big shots from the same spot - about 15 feet from the basket on the right baseline. The smooth lefthanded shooter tied the game from there at 58 with 6:51 to go, then he made two more in the final 3 minutes as the Orange (10-0) were able to open a lead as big as seven points.

"I'm very comfortable on the baseline," Fair said. "I guess that's what you say is my sweet spot."

D'Angelo Harrison led St. John's (6-3) with 21 points.

In another Top 25 game

* At Missouri, Jabari Brown scored 15 points while Jordan Clarkson and Earnest Ross both added 12 to help the No. 24 Tigers (10-0) defeat Western Michigan (5-4), 66-60.

Noteworthy

* Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington is tranfering to Rutgers, according to a report.

ESPN.com, reported that the 6-8 forward, who was dismissed from the Hoyas for undisclosed reasons late last month, confirmed that he has committed to play for the Scarlet Knights.

Whittington hadn't played for the Hoyas since Jan. 8. He sat out the remainder of last season for academic reasons and had knee surgery after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament over the summer.