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Notre Dame Falls To Syracuse 60-57
Torin Francis scored 15 and pulled down 11 rebounds in Saturday's action.
 
Torin Francis scored 15 and pulled down 11 rebounds in Saturday's action.

Feb. 6, 2005

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By JOHN KEKIS
AP Sports Writer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Gerry McNamara scored 22 points, Hakim Warrick had 20 and Syracuse staged a furious late rally to beat Notre Dame 60-57 on Saturday night before a record on-campus crowd.

It was the first game for No. 8 Syracuse (21-2, 8-1 Big East) since a 76-69 loss at 16th-ranked Pittsburgh a week ago, and it was a struggle all the way despite the overwhelming support of an NCAA on-campus record crowd of 33,199. Notre Dame (13-6, 5-4) was coming off an impressive win over Connecticut and led virtually the whole game until the final four minutes.

Torin Francis led the Irish with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Chris Quinn had 12 points, Colin Falls nine and Chris Thomas had five points and five assists.

The orange-clad crowd seemed set for a big disappointment when Francis converted a three-point play to put Notre Dame up 50-39 with 6:05 left.

With McNamara playing with four fouls, Warrick took over inside, slamming home three dunks and hitting two free throws as the Orange used a pressing defense to go on an 11-0 run. McNamara, who missed all five of his 3-point attempts in the first half, hit his third straight 3 of the second to pull Syracuse to 50-48 as the Carrier Dome crowd erupted with a deafening roar.

Quinn was then called for a 5-second violation, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey protested and received a technical, and McNamara drained two free throws to tie it at 50 with 3:24 left.

McNamara, who scored 18 points in the half, was fouled by Thomas while attempting a 3 with 1:48 left and hit all three free throws to put Syracuse up 55-52.

Francis' turnaround jumper in the lane made it 56-54 with 32.6 seconds left, but McNamara hit four more free throws to finish 11-for-11 from the line and keep Syracuse in front.

But after Dennis Latimore's dunk with 19.5 seconds left, Terrence Roberts missed four straight foul shots for Syracuse and Thomas nearly sent the game into overtime. But his desperation heave from beyond half court at the buzzer hit the rim and caromed away.

In the first half, the Irish held Syracuse without a basket for 4:10, but when Warrick scored his first basket of the game on a turnaround jumper in the lane to end the drought at 7:46, the Orange trailed only 13-10. Notre Dame was just 11-for-31 from the field and 4-for-14 on 3-pointers in the period.

Consecutive 3-pointers by Thomas and Quinn gave the Irish a 21-12 lead with 4:18 remaining in the half before Syracuse rallied to 21-18 on a jumper in the lane by Warrick at 2:42.

Syracuse, which entered the game shooting 50 percent, scored a season-low 20 points in the first half and shot just 33.3 percent, missing all six of its 3-point attempts.

Syracuse was 21-for-32 on free throws, while the Irish were only 6-for-17.


 

 

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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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