Syracuse, NY — The Syracuse males’s basketball group might be on the lookout for its second win over Notre Dame and its ninth victory in its final 11 video games when it hosts the Fighting Irish at 7 pm Saturday within the JMA Wireless Dome.
The Orange’s improved outcomes this 12 months started with a 62-61 highway win at Notre Dame, a recreation during which Jesse Edwards dominated against the Fighting Irish’s small frontcourt. Edwards scored 22 factors on 10-for-15 taking pictures, whereas additionally amassing 16 rebounds.
The Fighting Irish have only one participant taller than 6-foot-8 in finesse ahead Nate Laszewski and barely power turnovers, amassing simply 4 within the first assembly between the groups. That means Notre Dame will doubtless have to shoot properly against SU’s 2-3 zone to win, one thing the Fighting Irish do have the personnel to perform.
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey’s tendency to area a talented offensive group has historically led to the Fighting Irish adopting a 3-point heavy method against the zone. Notre Dame took 33 of its 60 pictures from behind the 3-point line within the first assembly between the groups.
Notre Dame has struggled to a 9-8 file this season and is coming off its first Atlantic Coast Conference win in six tries. The Orange is 11-6 (4-2) and attempting to claw its method again from its early-season struggles.
Former Section III star JJ Starling (Baldwinsville) is in the midst of his freshman season at Notre Dame.
The recreation might be broadcast on the ACC Network.
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Final: Syracuse wins 78-73. The Orange got here again from 12 factors down and averted what would have been a crushing loss against Notre Dame. Huge recreation for 3 freshmen. Judah Mintz continued to play distinctive basketball, whereas Chris Bell and Maliq Brown joined him with career-highs.
Mintz with 8 factors, 8 assists and just one turnover. Bell with 17. Brown with 15. The comeback was keyed by Syracuse turning to the press, which appeared to trigger Notre Dame to hurry simply sufficient.
Jesse Edwards took benefit of an inside mismatch and delivered an anticipated line of 13 factors and 15 rebounds. Brown joined him scoring across the rim, changing numerous passes from Mintz.
With Notre Dame struggling a lot this 12 months, the win will not increase Syracuse’s postseason hopes a lot. But a loss would have been devastating.
A younger Syracuse group continues to get higher and heads into an enormous alternative at Miami on Monday. Syracuse will enter the sport at 12-6 (5-2 ACC) and taking part in a lot better basketball than when the season began.
:1.8: Judah Mintz places Syracuse forward by 5 by drawing one other foul on a drive. He acquired eight assists and scored all six of his factors on the free-throw line. A real level guard efficiency. Notre Dame will get a putback however it will take a catastrophe for Syracuse to lose this now. Two freshmen had career-highs and Mintz was distinctive driving and dishing.
1:06: Jesse Edwards makes two free throws. Syracuse leads 74-71.
1:16: Judah Mintz attracts a foul with some dazzling dribbling. Gives Syracuse the lead by making 1 of two. Orange get the ball again after an air ball by Trey Wertz.
2:06: All tied up at 71. Huge recreation for Syracuse’s freshmen. Chris Bell and Maliq Brown each had career-highs, together with a Bell 3-pointer that briefly gave Syracuse its first lead since early within the first half. Bell has 17 factors. Maliq Brown is 15.
Notre Dame has the ball. Syracuse appears to have momentum.
5:18 a.m. Boehim calls timeout, maybe to get Joe Girard III again on the ground. Orange have the ball trailing 68-62. After main by 12, the Fighting Irish cling to a 66-62 lead.
6:44 a.m. Nate Laszewski with a uncommon offensive rebound and putback to gradual SU’s momentum. He finishes a 3-point play. Judah Mintz attracts a foul and makes one.
The tv broadcast crew says Joe Girard III is wholesome sufficient to return and he is on the scorer’s desk now.
7:58 a.m. It’s now a one-possession recreation. Notre Dame leads 63-60 however Syracuse has grabbed momentum. The Fighting Irish have nonetheless gotten good pictures against SU’s press however they’ve began to overlook, maybe speeding a bit of bit extra. Jesse Edwards swatted a Dane Goodwin 3-point try on the possession earlier than the timeout, a play that may have made Hakim Warrick proud.
No phrase but on whether or not Girard has an harm conserving him out or whether or not Syracuse is rolling with the fellows making this run.
9:25 a.m. Is this the beginning of a Syracuse comeback? Orange reduce the Notre Dame result in 59-52. The Fighting Irish have began to overlook a couple of pictures against the Syracuse press as SU searches for one thing on protection. All of this has been with out Joe Girard III, who went to the locker room after a Notre Dame participant fell on him and knocked his head into the ground.
Girard is again on the bench however SU’s children have modified the momentum.
11:51: Notre Dame will increase its result in 59-47. The Fighting Irish proceed to bomb away and now have 14 3-pointers. Fighting Irish taking pictures 51.9 % from deep. Trading 3s for 2s continues, a lot to Syracuse’s dismay.
Notre Dame has taken 29 of 37 pictures from behind the 3-point line.
13:41: Starting to get repetitive right here. Dane Goodwin nails a nook 3. Maliq Brown scores on a putback. Notre Dame leads 53-44.
15:54: More of the identical for each groups. Jesse Edwards and Maliq Brown each scored across the rim for Syracuse however the Orange continues to have points getting stops as Nate Laszewski knocks down one other 3-pointer. Notre Dame has bumped its result in 50-42, buying and selling 3s for 2s.
18:27: So a lot for that good begin. JJ Starling dunks excessive of Chris Bell after a Nate Laszewski 3-pointer. A spotlight reel play. Notre Dame bumps its lead as much as 45-38. Boeheim calls timeout to speak to Benny Williams who launched a free-throw line jumper to ignite a Notre Dame run out.
19:42: A constructive signal for the Syracuse protection popping out of halftime. Notre Dame compelled to name timeout on its first possession after being trapped on the sideline.
Halftime: Notre Dame ends the half with a deep desperation 3 late within the shot clock on its second-to-last possession from Trey Wertz. Not possession for Notre Dame earlier than settling for a deep one, however a becoming finish to the half. That’s 9 3-pointers within the first half for Notre Dame. Irish personal a 40-36 lead on the mid-way level.
Chris Bell with a game-high 11 factors on 4 pictures however the Fighting Irish shot 50 % from behind the arc.
2:12: Notre Dame as much as 8 3-pointers made within the first half, owns a 37-33 lead. Five completely different gamers have linked and the Irish are 53.3 % from behind the arc. Syracuse’s offense has been practically as good to maintain tempo. Dane Goodwin of Notre Dame has a game-high 10 factors. Syracuse getting a balanced effort from Jesse Edwards and Chris Bell (8 factors every) and Joe Girard III with seven factors.
7:39 a.m. Tied at 26 on the timeout. This recreation is taking part in to expectations. Notre Dame is basically having points with Syracuse’s measurement however the Fighting Irish is having taking pictures evening to this point and conserving tempo.
8:57 a.m. Hope everybody wager the over. Notre Dame is carving up the zone. Syracuse is benefiting from its measurement. Stops are even rare. Judah Mintz provides Syracuse the lead again with a 3-point play. 26-24
11:57 a.m. Maliq Brown made a direct influence for Syracuse with a putback dunk on the primary play after coming in off the timeout. Then Marcus Hammond turned the fourth Fighting Irish participant to hit a 3-pointer. Notre Dame leads 19-15.
12:53: Notre Dame takes a 16-13 lead as the groups play greater than 7 minutes with no stoppage. As anticipated, Notre Dame has taken 9 of its 13 pictures from behind the 3-point line. It has made 4, with three completely different gamers connecting.
Jesse Edwards, as additionally anticipated, is off to a powerful begin for Syracuse. He has 4 factors and three rebounds. One of his offensive rebounds led to a 3-pointer for Joe Girard III.
Notre Dame starters are additionally regular: JJ Starling, Trey Wertz, Cormac Ryan, Dane Goodwin and Nate Laszewski.
Syracuse booster and Central New York businessman Adam Weitsman has introduced one other celeb visitor to tonight’s recreation. Fans of the tv present Yellowstone might be excited.
Syracuse is rolling with its traditional beginning lineup of Judah Mintz, Joe Girard III, Chris Bell, Benny Williams and Jesse Edwards.
Here’s a have a look at a couple of of the issues that Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters thinks might be key against the Fighting Irish.
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