Irish Outlast Syracuse on the Road

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Notre Dame Athletics | January 7, 2020

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – John Mooney, Prentiss Hubb and T.J. Gibbs each put up at least 20 points to help lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish over the Syracuse Orange 88-87 on the road Saturday.

Notre Dame’s overall record moved to 10-4 and conference record improved to 1-2 following the victory.

Mooney had a double-double with 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Fighting Irish. Hubb added 22 points and nine assists and Gibbs helped out with 21 points.


After falling behind 6-5, Notre Dame went on an 8-0 run with 17:10 left in the first half to take a 13-6 lead. The Fighting Irish then surrendered that lead and entered halftime down 40-37.

After intermission, Notre Dame kept the Orange from increasing their lead before going on an 11-0 run, finished off by Hubb’s three, to seize a 64-56 lead with 10:13 to go in the contest. The Orange narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Fighting Irish still held on for the 88-87 win. Notre Dame shot well from three-point range in the half, hitting eight shots from deep to score 24 of its 51 points.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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