SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — V.J. Beachem scored a career-high 30 points for No. 15 Notre Dame, which snapped a four-game losing streak against Syracuse with an 84-66 victory on Saturday. Matt Farrell added 15 points and nine assists for the Irish, who were coming off a three-point loss at No. 10 Florida State that stopped a seven-game win streak. On an unseasonably warm January day for Northern Indiana, with temperatures in the 50s, Notre Dame (17-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) was hot from outside, hitting 11 3-pointers against the Syracuse zone. Beachem tied his career high with six 3s and added seven rebounds. He finished 12 of 22 from the field and his point total was the most by an Irish player since Bonzie Colson had 31 against Duke last season. Despite sitting much of the first half with foul trouble, Colson still finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season. Tyler Lydon had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Syracuse (11-9, 3-4).
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