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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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MORE COVERAGE:

Syracuse defeats Notre Dame in ACC opener (Cuse.com)
Elijah Hughes’ career-day leads Syracuse to ACC-opening win at Notre Dame (Daily Orange)
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Three takeaways from Syracuse’s ACC road win over Notre Dame (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse 72, Notre Dame 62: Big second half lifts Orange over Irish (NunesMagician.com)
SU opens ACC play with win over Notre Dame (Syracuse.com)
Photos: Syracuse basketball vs. Notre Dame (Syracuse.com)
Elijah Hughes posts career highs in points and rebounds in Syracuse win (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse defense shuts down Notre Dame in second half (Syracuse.com)


PREVIEW:

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 (Cuse.com)

MORE GAME DAY COVERAGE:

Syracuse vs. Notre Dame: TV/streaming, time, odds, history & more (NunesMagician.com)
Opponent preview: What to know about Notre Dame (Daily Orange)
Syracuse basketball at Notre Dame: 10 things to watch for (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse to use ACC play to bolster postseason resume (Daily Orange)
Syracuse vs. Notre Dame preview: Q&A with One Foot Down (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse vs. Notre Dame preview: Five things to watch (NunesMagician.com)
Beat writers predict Syracuse to start ACC play with a win against Notre Dame (Daily Orange)

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