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Syracuse Vs. Cal NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 21:  Allen Crabbe #23 of the California Golden Bears handles the ball against Bryce Dejean-Jones #13 of
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 21: Allen Crabbe #23 of the California Golden Bears handles the ball against Bryce Dejean-Jones #13 of the UNLV Rebels in the first half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at HP Pavilion on March 21, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

No. 12 seed California will face No. 4 seed Syracuse in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in the East region.

The Golden Bears held off a late UNLV rally in the second half to record their first tournament win since 2010. Allen Crabbe tallied 19 points and nine rebounds for Cal. Syracuse advanced in a rout, demolishing Montana 81-34.

The winner in this matchup on March 23 will advance to the Sweet 16.

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

California

Regular Season Record: 20-11

Conference Record: 12-6 (Pac-12)

Conference Tournament Results: Defeated in the Pac-12 Tournament Quarterfinals vs. Utah

Top Players: Allen Crabbe (Guard), Justin Cobbs (Guard)

Top 25 Wins: Oregon (#10), Arizona (#7), Oregon (#23)

Worst Losses: Wisconsin (81-56), Washington (62-47), Stanford (83-70)

RPI Ranking: 53

Syracuse
Regular Season Record: 26-9
Conference Record: 11-7 (Big East)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Louisville in final
Top Players: C.J. Fair (Forward), James Southerland (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: San Diego State (#20), Louisville (#1), Cincinnati (#21), Notre Dame (#25), Pittsburgh (#17)
Worst Losses: Georgetown (61-39)
RPI Ranking: 13

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