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03/22/2013 02:19 pm ET

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

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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