Career Night For Syracuse Guard Trevor Cooney
Coming off an electrifying win against Duke on Saturday, many thought Syracuse would have a tough time repeating that performance. The main concern was the energy level and to begin the game it seemed that's exactly what Syracuse was lacking. What started to make the difference was Syracuse's red shirt Sophmore Trevor Cooney. Over 26,000 fans looked on as Cooney had the game of his career. For starters, he tied the all-time record at Syracuse for the most 3 point field goals made in a single game. With that feat he joins James Sutherland, Andy Rautins, and of course Gerry McNamara in the Syracuse record book.
Trevor Cooney scored a total of 33 points. He was 9-12 from the 3 point line. It was his energy and explosive scoring that catapulted Syracuse to victory. Between Cooney's points and the Syracuse defense, this game was one for the ages. It was a great follow-up to that 91-89 victory against Duke. The Orange were unanimously selected as the #1 team in the country on Monday morning and after this game, it's obvious why. Not so great a game scoring wise for 'Cuse notables C.J. Fair (6 Points), Tyler Ennis (6 Points), and Jerami Grant (9 Points). Not an easy win, but a win none the less.
Final Score: Syracuse Orange 61, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 55