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Syracuse opens ACC play with 72-62 win at Notre Dame (full coverage)

.A season-high 12 three-pointers, including six from Elijah Hughes, led Syracuse (10-4, 1-0 ACC) to a 72-62 victory over Notre Dame (10-5, 0-2 ACC) to open ACC play Saturday afternoon.

Hughes’ 22 points mark the seventh straight game where he has reached double-digit scoring. Oshae Brissett joined Hughes in double-digits with 19 points followed by 17 from Tyus Battle. Brissett and Hughes both recorded double-doubles with 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively.

Notre Dame was led by T.J. Gibbs’ team-best 18 points that included a 6-of-13 performance from beyond the arc. John Mooney snatched a game-high 14 rebounds in addition to his 14 points.




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Syracuse plays its first game of the new year at Notre Dame on Saturday. The ACC opener for the Orange tips off at noon.

Syracuse closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with an 81-48 victory against St. Bonaventure on Dec. 29 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange enter ACC action with a 9-4 record.

Junior Tyus Battle was 8-for-8 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line for a team-high 21 points against the Bonnies. He was named ACC Player of the Week for his performance, marking the second time this season he has earned the award. Battle continues to lead Syracuse in scoring, averaging 18.0 points per game. Read More (


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