Syracuse 78, Notre Dame 73: Orange survive Irish 3-point barrage

SYRACUSE, NY — It required a comeback within the second half, however the Syracuse Orange males’s basketball group (12-6, 5-2) survived a three-point barrage from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-9, 1-6) to win 78- 73 contained in the JMA Wireless Dome on Saturday night time. Notre Dame made 15 triples on the night time to Syracuse’s eight, however the Orange was in a position to edge the Irish with a 36-20 level benefit within the paint.

Chris Bell led the Orange in scoring with 17 factors in 5-8 three-point taking pictures. Jesse Edwards completed together with his eighth double-double of the season with 13 factors and 15 rebounds whereas Maliq Brown and Judah Mintz scored 15 and 14 factors, respectively.

Syracuse received off an auspicious begin on offense as Benny Williams, Chris Bell and Joe Girard all linked on three-point makes an attempt early. The protection struggled, nevertheless, as Notre Dame got here in intent to shoot the ball from the perimeter in opposition to the 2-3 zone and did not face a lot resistance.

Irish guard Dane Goodwin discovered himself open and knocked down a pair of triples to make it 16-13, forcing Jim Boeheim to burn a timeout. On the opposite aspect, Maliq Brown made a substitution for Williams and instantly received concerned with an offensive rebound and putback dunk. He pressured a steal and scored inside off an Edwards feed to get Syracuse again inside two at 23-21.

From there, a Girard layup and a Judah Mintz three level play knotted the rating at 26 after one other Notre Dame three on the below eight minute media timeout. Later, a Girard pocket move to Edwards gave Syracuse the lead 30-29. Trey Wertz made a 3 from the proper wing, however Bell responded with a triple of his personal to make it 34-33.

Notre Dame had little difficulty dissecting the Syracuse zone for open seems. The Irish labored the ball across the perimeter as a Nate Laszewki nook triple had Syracuse down 37-33 with 2:12 left within the first half.

Bell and Wertz continued their dance, buying and selling threes on every finish. After a pair of empty possessions from all sides, Notre Dame took a 40-36 lead into the half. The Irish have been 9-18 from three within the first half whereas Syracuse was 5-13. The Orange had a degree within the paint benefit of 16-6.

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Out of the break, Edwards discovered Williams inside for his fourth help of the sport after he was doubled alongside the baseline. Williams scored, however was shortly changed by Brown on the subsequent useless ball.

Shortly after, a JJ Starling dunk on Bell had his bench excited, which ignited an Irish run.

Notre Dame continued its torrid three level taking pictures all through the half, opening up a lead as giant as 12. During that point Girard took a blow to his eye which brought on him to overlook a lot of the second half, transferring Taylor to the two-guard and subsequently the highest of the 2-3 zone.

Trailing by double-digits, Syracuse went to its press on the below 12-minute mark. While the full-court press didn’t create turnovers, it did trigger Notre Dame to alter their tempo of play, turning momentum again in favor of the Orange. The Syracuse freshman fueled a run from there.

Taylor received issues began with a baseline jumper after an out of bounds below. On the following play he discovered Brown down low who completed inside and was fouled. He accomplished the three level play.

Notre Dame’s Marcus Hammond received out in transition for a layup to make it 61-52, however Bell responded with a triple that received Syracuse again inside six. Then Taylor ripped a 3, swinging the sport to inside one possession at 63-60 with 8:40 left. The dome was as loud because it had been on the night time.

Notre Dame was in a position to work the lead again to 2 possessions earlier than Girard checked again in with 5 minutes to go. After a pair of dunks from Brown, Bell received the lead again for Syracuse at 69-68 with a 3 from the wing with simply over three minutes left. Hammond responded with a 3 for Notre Dame to provide it proper again however Mintz got here again with a pull up jumper to tie the sport at 71.

The Orange created separation down the stretch from the free throw line as three of 4 taking pictures from Mintz in addition to a pair from Edwards gave the Orange a 76-71 lead with 20 seconds left. Laszewski scored with 1.8 seconds left principally for naught and Syracuse picked up its fifth win in league play.

Next up

Syracuse heads right down to No. 16 Miami to tackle the Hurricanes this Monday. That sport suggestions at 7 pm and airs on the ACCN.

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