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Cooney ties school record, leads No. 1 Syracuse past Notre Dame

Syracuse's Trevor Cooney scores against Notre Dame's Steve Vasturiduring second half an NCAA college basketball game Syracuse N.Y. Monday Feb.

Syracuse's Trevor Cooney scores against Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Syracuse won 61-55. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

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Updated: February 4, 2014 12:01AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Trevor Cooney matched a school record with nine three-pointers on his way to a
career-high 33 points, and Syracuse celebrated its rise to the No. 1 ranking in the country with a 61-55 victory Monday against Notre Dame.

The Orange (22-0, 9-0
Atlantic Coast Conference), which ascended to the top spot for the first time since the 2011-12 season after its scintillating 91-89 overtime thriller Saturday against Duke, extended its school record for most consecutive victories to start a season by dropping the Irish (12-11, 3-7) to 2-7 in their last nine games.

Garrick Sherman had 16 points and eight rebounds, Steve Vasturia 13 points and Pat Connaughton 11 points and eight rebounds for Notre Dame.


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