The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team (4-4) held on for a 62-61 victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-2) at the Joyce Center on Saturday afternoon, snapping a three-game skid.
Notre Dame led 61-60 with 23 seconds remaining in regulation. After a timeout by Syracuse, Judah Mintz laid one in off the glass, putting the Orange back on top with 13.3 seconds left. The Fighting Irish attempted a three-pointer at the buzzer, but it went off the top of the rim, and Syracuse secured the much-needed win.
Jesse Edwards and Joe Girard combined for 42 of the team’s 62 points. Edwards scored 22 and grabbed 14 rebounds, recording his third double-double of the season. Girard, who had scored just nine points in his previous three games, netted 20.
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GAME RECAP LINKS:
- Syracuse 62, Notre Dame 61: Orange sneak past Irish behind seniors in conference play (NunesMagician.com)
- Judah Mintz’s shot lifts Syracuse over Notre Dame in nail-biter, snapping 3-game losing streak (Syracuse.com)
- Clutch Bucket By Mintz Sends ‘Cuse To Victory (Cuse.com)
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