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      Cooney carries #1 Syracuse over Notre Dame

      Another night, another record for Syracuse basketball.

      This time though, the record wasn't broken by the crowd.

      Trevor Cooney hit 9 three pointers good for a total of 33 points as Syracuse beat Notre Dame 61-55 on Monday night at the Carrier Dome

      Cooney's 9 three pointers ties a Syracuse Carrier Dome record that was also achieved by Andy Rautins, Gerry McNamara and James Southerland.

      The victory also extends Syracuse's record-best start to a season which now stands at 22-0.

      Syracuse led virtually the entire game thanks to Cooney. In fact, the sharp shooting sophomore hit a three pointer that tied the game at 12 and Syracuse never looked back.

      That three pointer, marked a 9-0 run for Cooney alone and a 6 point Orange lead that quickly ballooned to 13 at halftime.

      Notre Dame fought back in the second half, using an 8-0 run to cut Syracuse's lead to 43-40.

      Enter Cooney, again.

      The Delaware native scored 8 straight points for the Orange to extend Syracuse's lead to 54-46 with four minutes to play.

      Syracuse, as mentioned, improves to 22-0 this season, and is now 9-0 in its inaugural ACC season.