Cooney ties school record, leads No. 1 Syracuse past Notre Dame
ASSOCIATED PRESS February 3, 2014 10:19PM
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)
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.