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 crew (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 capable of 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 level capturing. 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 acquired 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 acquired concerned with an offensive rebound and putback dunk. He pressured a steal and scored inside off an Edwards feed to get Syracuse again to inside two at 23-21.

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

Notre Dame had little challenge dissecting the Syracuse zone for open appears to be like. 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 had 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 capturing all through the half, opening up a lead as massive as 12. During that point Girard took a blow to his eye which induced 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 underneath 12-minute mark. While the full-court press did not 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 acquired issues began with a baseline jumper after an out of bounds underneath. On the subsequent play he discovered Brown down low who completed inside and was fouled. He accomplished the three level play.

Notre Dame’s Marcus Hammond acquired out in transition for a layup to make it 61-52, however Bell responded with a triple that acquired Syracuse again to 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 capable of 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 acquired 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 present 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 capturing 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 largely 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 recreation ideas at 7 pm and airs on the ACCN.

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