SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) –
The Syracuse Orange erased a 20-point second half deficit, coming back to stun Notre Dame at the Carrier Dome Saturday 75-67. This ties the largest comeback by any ACC team this season.
The Orange outscored the Irish 24-5 over an eight-minute stretch to get within one. Syracuse took it’s first lead of the game when Buddy Boeheim knocked down his fifth 3-pointer with only 7:36 to play, putting Syracuse on top 62-60. SU will pull away down the stretch, finishing a perfect 11-11 from the free throw line.
SU junior guard Buddy Boeheim led the way for the Orange scoring a career-high 29 points. Marek Dolezaj joined Buddy in double-figures, chipping in 18 points and six rebounds.
It’s the largest comeback by a Syracuse men’s basketball team since 2005. SU runs their record to 11-1 at home this season.
With the win, Syracuse improves to 13-6 overall (7-5 in the ACC).
Syracuse has now won six of its last eight games. Next up for the Orange is a trip to Duke on Monday. Tip-time scheduled for 7 p.m. on ESPN.