Jan. 18, 2010


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Wesley Johnson scored 22 points and Andy Rautins added 21 on 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range to lead No. 5 Syracuse to an 84-71 victory over Notre Dame on Monday night, the Orange's third Big East road win in six days.

After shooting 54 percent in the first half, the Orange (18-1, 5-1) shot 44 percent in the second half. But the Orange were 20 of 25 from the free-throw line in the second half as they held on.

The Irish (14-5, 3-3) used an 8-1 run to close to 55-53 on two free throws by Tory Jackson after Rautins was called for an intentional foul for throwing an elbow. The Orange went on a 6-0 run to go up 65-56.

The Irish cut the lead to 67-62 when Tim Abromaitis, who scored 26 points, hit his second straight 3-pointer. But Syracuse put the game away with a 17-7 run.

Luke Harangody led the Irish with 29 points and 14 rebounds.