Notre Dame Vs. Syracuse Halftime Score: Irish Lead No. 1 Orange, 35-23

Behind a team-best eight points from sophomore guard Alex Dragicevich and six 3-pointers, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have earned a 35-23 halftime lead over the No. 1-ranked Syracuse Orange in a Big East Conference men's basketball game at the Joyce Center in South Bend, IN. The Irish (11-8, 3-3 Big East) led by as much as 18 points, which is the Orange's largest deficit of the season.

Junior forward James Southerland has netted a game-best eight points off the bench for Syracuse (20-0, 7-0 Big East), while sophomore guard Dion Waiters tallied seven, including six straight near the end of the half.

Since 1968, the Irish have knocked off six a No. 1 teams at the Joyce Center.

For more on Notre Dame vs. Syracuse, check back to this StoryStream. Check out, the SB Nation's blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician for everything Orange, while One Foot Down is all about the Irish. For more on Big East basketball, visit the SB Nation blog Big East Coast Bias. If you're a college basketball nut, well, SB Nation's college basketball hub will solve your hoops cravings.

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