Feb. 4, 2013

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#9/9 Syracuse 63, #25/RV Notre Dame 47
February 4, 2013
Carrier Dome – Syracuse, N.Y.

– Notre Dame moved to 18-5 overall and 6-4 in BIG EAST play this season … the Fighting Irish are 3-2 on the road (all league games)

– Tonight’s loss snapped Notre Dame’s four-game win streak against teams ranked in the top-10 of the Associated Press (AP) poll … Notre Dame is 17-24 against teams ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll under head coach Mike Brey … the Irish are 5-2 in the last seven contests against AP top-10 foes

– Tonight was the 44th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Syracuse … the Orange lead the series 25-19 … the two teams have split the last eight encounters … Notre Dame is 9-12 all-time at Syracuse … the Irish are 9-20 against the Orange since joining the BIG EAST in 1995

– Notre Dame’s 47 points matched a season-low output … the Irish also scored 47 in a 63-47 loss to Georgetown (Jan. 21) … Notre Dame shot a season-low 34.6% (18-52) from the floor … the previous low was 34.7% (17-49) against Georgetown

– Notre Dame had an assist on 14 of its 18 made field goals

– Syracuse held a 32-28 rebound advantage … the Irish are 4-5 this season when getting outrebounded

– Notre Dame trailed 30-24 at halftime … the Irish are 3-4 this season when trailing at the intermission

Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Tom Knight (Sr./F) started tonight’s contest … it was the fourth straight game – and fourth time overall this season – that quintet has started … the Irish are 3-1 with that starting lineup … Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 23 games this season, while Grant has 22 starts and Knight has started four games

– Notre Dame wore black jerseys for the fourth time this season (third straight road game) … the Irish are 3-1 this season when wearing black and 13-13 all-time when donning black uniforms

– A three-pointer from Eric Atkins in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three- pointer to 465

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

– Posted his third straight double-double with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds … has a team-best 15 double-doubles this season (six in BIG EAST play) and 28 for his career

– Scored in double-figures for a team-best 21st time this season (44th time of career) … has reached double-figures in nine of 10 BIG EAST games this season

– Has hauled down 10 or more rebounds in a career best six straight games and 16 times over all this season (31 times in his career)

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

– Tallied a team-high 15 points … scored in double-figures for the fifth straight game and for the 19th time this season (45th time of his career) … has reached double-figures in nine of 10 BIG EAST games this season