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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, January 06, 2018 1:00 am

Notre Dame at Syracuse

When: 3:15 p.m. today

Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.

TV: ESPN2

Records: Notre Dame (12-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), Syracuse (12-3, 1-1)

Outlook: The Irish defeated N.C. State 88-58 at Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday to give head coach Mike Brey his program-record 394th win. Brey, the fourth-longest-tenured coach among power-five conference teams, is in his 18th year. ...

T.J. Gibbs scored a game-high 22 points in the win over the Wolfpack, his fifth 20-point game this season. Matt Farrell played a season-low 15 minutes against N.C. State due to a rolled ankle in the first half. According to the official game notes, Farrell's status is doubtful, which would mark his first missed game due to injury in his career. ... Freshman D.J. Harvey scored 17 points against N.C. State, a career-high, in his first career start. ...

The Orange lead the all-time series 28-20. Notre Dame has not won in Syracuse since a 103-91 win on Jan. 30, 2007. ...

Syracuse is coming off a 73-67 loss at Wake Forest on Wednesday. The Orange opened conference play with a 68-56 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday. ...

Wake Forest went on a 12-6 run over the final 1:56 to come out with the win. Frank Howard scored 23 points, Oshae Brissett added 16, Tyus Battle 13 and Paschal Chukwu 10 in the loss for the Orange. ...

Battle leads the Syracuse offense with 19.4 points per game, Howard averages 15.8 and Brissett 15.5 points and 9.7 rebounds.

Up next: Notre Dame travels to Georgia Tech on Wednesday and plays host to North Carolina on Jan. 13.

– Aubree Reichel, The Journal Gazette

areichel@jg.net