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Irish Fall To No. 7 Syracuse, 70-61
Torin Francis attempts to drive around Syracuse center Craig Forth during first half.
 
Torin Francis attempts to drive around Syracuse center Craig Forth during first half.

Jan. 10, 2005

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By TOM COYNE
AP Sports Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Gerry McNamara had 22 points to lead No. 7 Syracuse to a 70-61 victory over Notre Dame on Monday night, making Jim Boeheim the first coach with 300 Big East wins.

The Irish led 57-51 when Josh Pace scored six points in a 14-0 run by Syracuse, which repeatedly scored inside. Pace started it with a 10-foot jumper and Hakim Warrick, who was sitting with four fouls when the run began, added four of his 12 points during the spurt, including a dunk on an alley-oop pass from Billy Edelin.

Notre Dame (10-3, 2-1) was 0-for-7 from the field during the run with one turnover.

It was the ninth straight win for the Orange (16-1, 3-0) in their first game this season outside the state of New York. It was the fourth straight win at Notre Dame for Syracuse.

The loss ended Notre Dame's winning streak at six games and prevented the Irish from going 3-0 in the league for the first time.

Boeheim has a 300-161 record in his 26th season in the conference. John Thompson, who coached at Georgetown for 20 seasons, is second on the career list with 231 wins. Jim Calhoun, in his 19th season at Connecticut, is second among active coaches with 221.

The Irish trailed 38-34 at halftime and they opened the second half with an 8-0 run and twice led by eight points. They went ahead 57-51 when Chris Quinn, who had 13 points, hit a 3-pointer. But that's when the Orange took control by making seven straight baskets as the Irish simply couldn't stop them inside.

Warrick, who had four straight double-doubles against the Irish, struggled on Monday, going just 2-of-10 from the free throw line and finished with five rebounds. The Orange were just 10-of-24 from the free throw line, a season-low 27 percent.

The Orange shot 50 percent from the field, though, including 56.5 percent in the second half.

Torin Francis had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Irish, while Colin Falls had 14 points. Chris Thomas, who broke Pat Garrity's school record with his 112th career start, was held to five points on 1-of-14 shooting, including 1-of-11 from 3-point range.


 

 

The Irish, who lost to Syracuse for the sixth time in seven tries, were 9-of-30 from 3-point range, including 3-of-15 in the second half.

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November 1
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Mercy
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November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
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November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
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ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
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December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
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ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
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January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

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January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

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January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

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January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

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January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
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February 4
TBA
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Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

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February 7
TBA
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 11
2:00 PM
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February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
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February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

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February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

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