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Notre Dame vs. Syracuse Postgame Notes

 

Feb. 3, 2014

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Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
#1 Syracuse 61, Notre Dame 55
February 3, 2014
Carrier Dome • Syracuse, N.Y.

• Notre Dame moved to 10-24 all-time when facing a No.1-ranked team ... this was the first time the Fighting Irish faced a top-ranked foe since a 67-58 win over Syracuse on Jan. 21, 2012, inside Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center ... Notre Dame is 0-11 all-time when facing a No. 1 team on the road.

• This was the 45th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Syracuse ... the Orange hold a 26-19 advantage in the series ... Notre Dame is 9-13 all-time at Syracuse ... the Fighting Irish are 6-14 against the Orange under head coach Mike Brey, including a 2-8 mark at Syracuse.

Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Steve Vasturia (Fr./G), Zach Auguste (So./F) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started tonight's contest ... it was the third straight game and third time overall this season that the Irish have used this starting lineup ... Notre Dame is 1-2 when this lineup starts ... Atkins, Connaughton and Sherman have started all 23 games this season ... it was the seventh start of the season for Auguste and the fourth for Vasturia.

• Notre Dame trailed 31-18 at halftime ... the Irish are 3-10 this season when trailing at the intermission.

• Notre Dame's 18 first-half points were the fewest for the Irish in any half since scoring 17 in the second half against USF in the quarterfinals of the 2012 BIG EAST Tournament ... they were the fewest first-half points for Notre Dame since netting 18 against Georgetown on Feb. 27, 2012.

• Syracuse forward C.J. Fair, the ACC Player of the Week, entered the game averaging 17.2 ppg. and the Irish held him to a season-low six points.

• Notre Dame is 0-5 this season when wearing blue uniforms.

• A three-pointer from Steve Vasturia in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 500.

Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
• Scored in double-figures (11 points) for the 18th time this season ... has reached double-figures in eight of 10 ACC games ... has 41 double-figure efforts in his career. • Tied teammate Garrick Sherman with a game-high eight rebounds. • Played all 40 minutes ... has played every minute in four of the last five games.

Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)
• Scored in double-figures (a team-high 16 points) for the 18th time this season (seventh time in ACC play) ... has 28 career double-figure scoring efforts (27 while at Notre Dame). • Tied teammate Pat Connaughton with a game-high eight rebounds.

Steve Vasturia (Fr./G)
• Scored a career-high 13 points (previous high was 9 versus Duke on Jan. 4). • Played a career-high 37 minutes.

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

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

ACC Network Extra
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)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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)

ACC Network Extra
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)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

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

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

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

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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

ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 7
TBA
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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

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

CBS

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