Jan. 28, 2016

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No. 25 Notre Dame 66 (14-6, 5-3 ACC), Syracuse 81 (14-8, 4-5 ACC)
January 28, 2016
Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome (22,861 Attendance)


  • All-time series: Notre Dame trails 19-28
  • Notre Dame at Syracuse: 9-14
  • First meeting: Feb. 12, 1914 in Syracuse, NY, a 50-14 Orange victory.


  • Notre Dame is 25-19 in ACC regular-season play after two-plus seasons in the conference.
  • Steve Vasturia (Jr./G), Zach Auguste (Sr./F), Rex Pflueger (Fr./G), V.J. Beachem (Jr./F) and Bonzie Colson (So./F) started the contest for Notre Dame. The Irish are 0-1 this season with that starting quintet.
  • Two players reached double figures in scoring for the Irish: Beachem (22 points) and Vasturia (16)
  • With a 3-pointer at 18:23 in the opening half, Beachem extended the Irish streak to 567 consecutive games with a 3-point field goal.
  • Syracuse led 27-44 at halftime. The Irish are 3-4 this season when trailing after the first 20-minute stanza.
  • Syracuse outrebounded Notre Dame, 36-32. The Irish are 1-5 this season when failing to hold an advantage on the boards.

Mike Brey

  • Brey is now 346-171 during his career at Notre Dame and 445-223 overall as a head coach.
  • At the helm of the Notre Dame program, Brey owns a 6-16 record against Syracuse.

V.J. Beachem (Jr./F)

  • Beachem set a career high with 22 points. He previously registered a career-best 19 points vs. Milwaukee (11/17/15) and Coppin State (11/19/14).
  • Beachem’s eight made field goals were a career-high mark (8-13). His five makes from behind the arc tied a career high.
  • Beachem registered his 23rd career double-digit scoring performance. He has reached the mark 12 times this season.

Steve Vasturia (Jr./G)

  • With 16 points vs. Syracuse, Vasturia has secured double digits in 17 of 20 games this season. His career total for double-digit performances is 42.
  • Vaturia set a career high with two blocked shots. He previously blocked one shot on seven occasions.

Rex Pflueger (Fr./G)

  • Earned his first career start with the Irish.
  • Pflueger dished out a career-high six assists. His previous best of two assists was registered on four times this season.

Zach Auguste (Sr./F)

  • The game marked Auguste’s 14th contest with 10-plus rebounds this season (20th career).

Bonzie Colson (So./F)

  • Colson has earned 10 plus rebounds on three occasions during his career. He posted 10 vs. the Orange.

Matt Ryan (Fr./F)

  • Ryan has connected from behind the arc in 17 of 20 games this season.