(WSCR) – Notre Dame’s four-game winning streak was snapped as they had trouble keeping the ball against Syracuse Saturday, losing 70-58. The Irish was only responsible for four turnovers in the first half, but struggled during the second half.
By JOHN KEKIS
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Kris Joseph had 18 points, Scoop Jardine had 15 points and nine assists, and fifth-ranked Syracuse beat No. 15 Notre Dame 70-58 on Saturday.
The Orange (15-0, 2-0 Big East) broke open a tight game with a 17-3 run that started with a jumper from the top of the key by Joseph. That snapped a 44-44 tie with 13:02 left as the Irish (12-2, 1-1) began losing the ball too often.
After committing only four turnovers in the first half, the Irish had nine by the 11-minute mark in the second and the Orange capitalized.
Freshman Dion Waiters converted a three-point play, Jardine hit a 3 on the wing off a pretty pass out from under the basket by Jackson, and James Southerland swished a 3 from the top of the key during the decisive spurt for a 61-47 lead with 7:48 left.
Tim Abromaitis led Notre Dame with 15 points, Ben Hansbrough had 12 and Scott Martin 10.
Updated January 1, 2011