SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) T.J. Gibbs scored 18 points and his steal in the final minute set up Rex Pflueger's decisive layup with 2.6 seconds left as Notre Dame rallied to beat Syracuse 51-49 on Saturday, its fifth straight victory.
Tyus Battle had just tied the game for the Orange with a 3-pointer and a turnover by Martinas Geben gave Syracuse a great shot to win it. But Battle lost the ball to a swarming Gibbs to set up the winning basket and Frank Howard's desperation heave at the buzzer for the Orange was well short.
Pflueger had 12 points for Notre Dame, which scored 15 points off turnovers, none bigger than the last two.
Battle led Syracuse with 21 points, Howard had 10 and Oshae Brissett had 10 points and 11 rebounds. >> Read more
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