James Southerland provided 14 points and nine rebounds for the Orange (28-9), who shook off a long journey to San Jose -- and a pro-Golden Bears -- crowd to advance to their 17th Sweet 16 appearance under head Coach Jim Boeheim.
Michael Carter-Williams added 12 points for Syracuse (28-9), which advances to play the winner of Sunday's Indiana-Temple game in the March 28 East Regional semifinal at Washington.
Richard Solomon led 12th-seeded California (21-12) with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
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