NCAAB Game Recap - Notre Dame at Syracuse
Sat Jan 4, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Pepp
70
Gonz
75
F
Duke
95
Mia-FL
62
F
WVU
53
Kansas
60
F
Oreg
69
Utah
64
F
Tex
44
Baylor
59
F
FlaSt
78
Lou
65
F
Aub
80
MisSt
68
F
UGA
65
Mem
62
F
Vill
60
Marq
71
F
Crei
57
Butl
71
F
SDSU
77
UtSt
68
F
Ind
59
MD
75
F
Mizzu
59
KY
71
F
VaTec
39
UVA
65
F
Iowa
86
PSU
89
F
OkSt
50
TxTch
85
F
Miss
54
WichSt
74
F
AzSt
47
Ariz
75
F
LSU
78
Tenn
64
F
Wake
69
Pitt
65
F
Akr
69
E MI
45
F
NCSU
70
Clem
81
F
Wyo
61
ColSt
72
F
KansSt
61
Okla
66
F
FaDi
77
Bry
73
F
Samf
78
VMI
75
F
UMassL
86
UMBC
73
F(OT)
WCU
86
Citad
82
F
Seatt
86
ChiSt
54
F
UConn
60
SoFL
75
F
Morg
81
DelSt
68
F
Prov
66
DeP
65
F
LongI
73
MtStM
82
F(2OT)
N TX
67
Marsh
64
F
UCIrv
73
Harv
77
F
UNH
52
Hartfo
61
F
GASt
72
CoCar
74
F
MiaO
82
CenMI
93
F
Winth
87
Campbl
72
F
NIU
73
Buff
72
F
TxSt
70
ArkSt
67
F
SthAL
49
ULMo
69
F
AbCh
74
Lamar
62
F
TexAr
89
ArkLR
92
F
USC-Up
73
Longw
56
F
Presb
68
GWebb
62
F
YSU
74
Clev
82
F
TNTec
72
MorSt
83
F
StFPA
93
CenCT
69
F
ETSU
56
Furm
65
F
Cin
71
Tul
76
F
ND
88
Syr
87
F
GaSo
72
App
74
F
MTSt
53
S UT
59
F
McNee
69
CenAR
79
F
IlSt
55
SIU
67
F
RobM
69
(N/A)
58
F
Albany
74
Bingha
62
F
Lib
65
NJIT
38
F
W&M
66
NE
64
F
MidTN
62
Charl
68
F
Elon
75
Hof
102
F
UTEP
56
FlAtl
59
F
JacSt
80
E KY
71
F
JMU
69
Charl
85
F
How
66
MD-ES
78
F
FlaAM
45
NCC
61
F
NFla
81
N AL
65
F
SeLA
84
TXAMC
80
F
Stetsn
57
KennSt
54
F
HiPt
62
Radf
73
F
Chat
70
Mercer
61
F
Ohio
65
W MI
77
F
SCSt
79
Copp
75
F
TN-M
63
APSU
82
F
USD
63
SCla
80
F
Rice
61
W Ky
68
F
SoMis
50
LaTec
78
F
PorSt
69
E WA
71
F
W IL
56
SDSt
91
F
E IL
55
Belm
87
F
ArkPB
80
MsVl
76
F
(N/A)
75
CSNor
109
F
IaSt
79
TCU
81
F(OT)
GaTec
96
UNC
83
F
Bois
66
Nev
83
F
Web
64
NoAZ
72
F
IndSt
76
Drake
80
F
Alab
98
Fla
104
F(2OT)
SIU-E
74
TNSt
79
F
AlSt
67
JackSt
70
F
ChaSo
85
Hamp
92
F
Alc
70
PVAM
84
F
BethC
72
Norf
85
F
Nich
70
SamH
58
F
AlaAM
60
Gram
70
F
Lipsco
61
FlGlf
68
F
UNCG
92
Woff
98
F(2OT)
UCLA
71
WaSt
79
F(OT)
SJSU
64
Fres
79
F
Valpa
81
Evans
79
F(OT)
TexAM
59
Ark
69
F
SacHr
81
Wagn
74
F
Princ
78
Penn
64
F
UAB
52
OlDom
58
F
Tows
67
UNCW
60
F
TexSA
83
FlInt
90
F(OT)
SFA
87
NOrl
68
F
CSLA
60
LongB
76
F
SDCh
51
UCRiv
89
F
Oral
67
NebOm
74
F
Troy
62
ULLa
79
F
Brad
64
NrthIA
69
F
UtVal
63
UMKC
68
F
MOSt
58
LoyIL
62
F
SEMO
59
Murr
81
F
Mont
66
N CO
74
F
LoyMa
38
BYU
63
F
SMU
92
Vand
81
F(OT)
South
68
TXSo
77
F
GrCan
62
CSBak
69
F
NMSt
86
CBap
71
F
USF
65
Portl
76
F
StMar
99
Pacif
107
F(4OT)
AF
59
UNLV
71
F
IdaSt
49
Sac
68
F

Jan 4, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Notre Dame (10-4)

37

51

88

Syracuse (8-6)

40

47

87

Mooney gets another double-double, Notre Dame beats Syracuse
Sat Jan 4, 2020 8:06 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) John Mooney had his typical game for Notre Dame, and it was just enough for the Irish to hold off Syracuse.

Mooney matched his career high with 28 points and pulled down 14 rebounds and the Irish hit 15 3-pointers in an 88-87 victory Saturday over the Orange.

Held to nine points and just four rebounds in the first half, Mooney responded in a big way in the second, his sixth and final offensive rebound of the game leading to a tough putback that broke a tie with 40 seconds left and gave Notre Dame the lead for good.

"I just crashed the glass. It kind of came right to me," said the 6-foot-9, 245-pound Mooney. "I got blocked on the first attempt and I just put it back up. It was a big play, I guess. I kind of have the mentality that every shot is going to be a miss.

"'I'm not the most athletic guy in the world, so I kind of got to use my body, use positioning to get in between guys and I just have a knack for the ball I guess."

Prentiss Hubb had 22 points and T.J. Gibbs, who matched Hubb with six 3-pointers, finished with 21 points.

Notre Dame (10-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its second straight in the Carrier Dome for the first time since the Irish won on their first three visits - in 1986, 1990 and 1992.

"He (Mooney) has been doing that all year. He's the best rebounder in the country," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. We did a good job of getting the ball to him from the foul line down to the baseline, but we're the best passing team in the country. We had 26 assists. That's the way the game should be played. That's a beautiful game."

Buddy Boeheim led Syracuse with 23 points, Joe Girard III had 20 and Elijah Hughes 19. Marek Dolezaj had 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Orange (8-6, 1-2) saw their three-game winning streak end.

After Mooney's lay-in gave Notre Dame a 70-69 lead with 5:31 left, Hubb was assessed a technical foul after a bump with Girard, who sank both free throws to start a personal 10-point run that put the Orange up 79-75 with 3:37 left and had the Carrier Dome rocking.

"It was just being competitive," Girard said. "If somebody challenges me or any competitor, usually you're going to step your game up a little bit. I think I was a little bit surprised. He was just competing. The refs saw it. He got over it. I got over it."

A jumper from the wing by Boeheim gave the Orange a four-point lead, but a tip-in by Juwan Durham and two free throws by Gibbs moved the Irish within 82-81 with 1:51 left.

Hubb's 3 tied it at 84 and he hit two free throws with 18.1 seconds left to provide the eventual margin of victory. Girard hit a 3 at the buzzer and appeared to be fouled on the play but none was called.

"They didn't call it. That's fine," Buddy Boeheim said. "That's a tough call to make at the end of the game, but you can't look at that play to decide the game. There's a lot more before that that happened to decide the game."

Both teams entered the game averaging over nine made 3-pointers per game, ranking second and third in the conference behind Virginia Tech. Syracuse also finished 15 of 31 to tie the school record for 3s in a game.

Dolezaj's foul line jumper tied the game at 48 early in the second before Notre Dame fashioned an 11-0 run with the long ball, three from Hubb and another from Gibbs to gain a 64-56 lead.

Two free throws by Hughes and 3-pointers by Boeheim and Hughes knotted the score again at 64 with 8:38 left.

Gibbs went on a personal spurt early, hitting three straight 3s and scoring 10 of the Irish's first 12 points of the game, including a four-point play.

Syracuse rallied behind Hughes, who hit a pair of 3s and a jumper in succession as the Orange made eight straight shots to tie the game at 28 with 7:13 left in the first half. A shot off the glass by Hughes on a drive through the middle gave the Orange the lead and Quincy Guerrier banked in a 3 in the final minute to give Syracuse a 40-37 lead at the break.

MR. DOUBLE-DOUBLE

Mooney was tied for first in the nation in rebounds-per-game (13.5) and now has recorded 11 double-doubles - eight in a row. He's the only player in Division I averaging over 14 points and 13 rebounds and reached 700 rebounds for his career early in the second half. He's the only player in the ACC averaging a double-double.

BIG PICTURE

Notre Dame: The Irish entered the game leading the country in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.90 - 237 assists with 125 turnovers. The NCAA record for assist-to-turnover ratio in a season is 2.01 by West Virginia in 2006. Notre Dame had nine turnovers in the game to 11 for the Orange.

"Because of what we can do offensively and that potential, you can get on a run in this league because you can score the ball like that," Brey said. "So hopefully we can take this with us."

Syracuse: The Orange entered the game lacking a presence around the basket with a minus-1 rebounding margin and had been outrebounded in six of the previous eight games. Bourama Sidibe had five offensive rebounds in the first five minutes to tie his career high and Syracuse finished with a 21-13 edge on the boards, 7-1 on the offensive glass, in the first half. The second half was a different story as the Irish outrebounded Syracuse 26-15 and notched 24 second-chance points in the game to 14 for Syracuse as Sidibe disappeared, snaring just one more board.

"That was the game," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "We just couldn't get anything in the second half (rebounding). The first half we were OK on the boards. In the second half we did nothing."

UP NEXT

Notre Dame plays at North Carolina State on Wednesday night.

Syracuse hosts Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.

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Leaders

Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Djogo 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Pflueger 0 0 4 2 2 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
H. Washington 0 0 2 1 0 0
B. Boeheim 23 0 4 2 2 0

Team Comparison

ND Syr
Points For 88 87
Field Goals 31/69-45% 31/64-48%
Three Pointers 15/31-48% 15/31-48%
Free Throws 11/15-73% 10/13-77%
Offensive Rebounds 17 13
Defensive Rebounds 22 23
Rebounds 43 39
Blocks 4 6
Steals 4 4
Turnovers 9 11
Personal Fouls 11 13
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - ND Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 4 ND 88 @ Syr 87 D. Goodwin 5 B. Sidibe 2

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 19,821
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